At the end of August 2012 Mercedes-Benz introduced the Compact MPV company B-Class W246 new generation in the body, the world debut of which took place a couple of weeks at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.
Compared with its predecessor, the new Mercedes B-Class (2015-2016) was a modified appearance with excellent aerodynamic drag of 0.26. In addition, the car has become a little bit longer, wider and lower than the previous generation of machines.
Configurations and prices Mercedes B-Class 2016.
|180||$28,100||1.6 petrol (122 hp)||mechanical (6)||front|
|180 d||$32,200||1.5 diesel (109 hp)||mechanical (6)||front|
|200||$34,000||1.6 petrol (150 hp)||mechanical (6)||front|
|200 d 4MATIC||$37,000||2.1 petrol (136 hp)||the robot (7)||full|
The length of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class W246 is 4359 mm (size of the wheelbase – 2700), width – 1786, height – 1 557. Due to the refusal of the modular platform of “sandwich”, the engineers were able to lower the center of gravity in the news 20 millimeters.
Even before the official presentation of the Mercedes circulated photos of the interior 246. The B-Class Compact MPV Saloon noticeably changed, space has increased, and the quality of finishing materials have improved markedly.
Trunk volume Mercedes B-Class (2015-2016) is 488 liters, but, thanks to Easy-Vario-Plus, which allows the second row seats slide back and forth in a range of 140 mm, the volume of the compartment can be increased to 660 liters.
For the Mercedes-Benz B-Class (W246) in Stuttgart prepared a new petrol four-cylinder engines of 1.6 liters, equipped with direct fuel injection BlueDIRECT, which had previously only been used on more powerful engines V6 and V8.
Version of the unit on the B180 model produces 122 hp (200 Nm), while the B200 – 156 hp and maximum torque of 250 Nm available already from 1 250 r/min. In 2013 it was added to B220 4MATIC – the first all-wheel drive version of the B-Class with a 184-horsepower two-liter turbocharged engine.
Diesels two 1.8-liter “four”, and later they were joined by a modest 1.5-liter unit (B160 CDI) from of Renault, issuing 90 forces and 220 Nm.
On the diesel Mercedes B 180 d engine develops 109 hp and peak torque of 250 Nm and a more powerful 200 B d is available to 136 “horses” and 300 Nm of torque. For all engines available an upgraded six-speed manual or the new seven-step robot 7G-DCT dual clutch (except the initial).
Of course, it was not without a number of different security systems. Mercedes B-Class (W246) is equipped with preventive PRE-SAFE system, designed to prevent collisions, tracking system for “dead” zones and the intersection of continuous marking strips, road signs recognition system, rearview camera, adaptive head optics and parking assistance.
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European sales of the new Mercedes B-Class (W246) started in November and taking orders for a novelty in began in late August of 2012. For us to deliver machines with two petrol engines of 1.6 liters in a fixed configuration.
Price of the new 2016 Mercedes B 180 with 122-horsepower engine and mechanics is $28,100, and a more powerful impact with the B 200 150 forces is estimated at $34,000. Later it became available and diesel version B 180 d, which is asking for $32,200.
Updated Mercedes B-Class 2015.
At the Paris Motor Show 2014 will premiere Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2015 model year. The updated Compact MPV got modified bumpers and retouched lighting fixtures, which for a fee can be completely LED.
Inside, new items much change has not occurred, but in the top-end variants on the center console display diagonal infotainment system has grown from the previous seven to eight inches.
In addition, for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2015-2016) is now available three variants of design: Style, Urban and AMG Line, as well as three styling package (Night, Exclusive and AMG Exclusive), significantly expanded the opportunities for vehicle personalization.
Previously, four-wheel drive was only available for petrol B220 version with a two-liter 184-horsepower engine, now 4MATIC version is offered for the more powerful B 250 with the same engine, but developing 211 hp and diesel B 200 B 220 CDI and a CDI unit impact with 2.1 liters of 136 and 177 forces, respectively.
Of course, after the restyling Mercedes B-Class 2016 rose slightly in Germany, the initial price tag rose from 26 835 to 27 102 euros.