The new Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes’ MPV take on the new A-Class, is teased ahead of a debut at the Paris Motor Show this week.
We’ve already had the new Mercedes A-Class – and a saloon version too – and Mercedes is now preparing its latest addition to their compact range with the new B-Class heading for a debut at the Paris Motor Show this week.
Aimed at the BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer, Mercedes are promising a more dynamic B-Class than the current model, with more ’rounded’ design and the nose from the new A-Class, but no seven-seat option (that looks set to fall to the more rugged GLB).
What this video does show is that the new B-Class will inherit the new A-Class’s interior, complete with its pair of 10.25″ screens, and back seats which all fold down individually (it is an MPV, after all).
Engine options are expected to be quite limited – at least at launch – with probably a B200 and B250 petrol and just a single B180 d diesel offering. It looks like there will be a plug-in B-Class too, although probably not until later in 2019, and further diesels added to the offerings.
What isn’t expected is a replacement for the electric B-Class, with that job falling to the yet to arrive Mercedes EQB.