Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce an all-new 2012 B-Class MPV, and there is no doubt that it is one of the least exciting cars to the market for Mercedes-Benz, but it fills the void in this segment. The current generation B-Class is a small MPV, where as the next-generation B-Class car is more of a hatchback design.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class family car will be available in both gasoline and diesel engines. It uses the same four-cylinder engines found in the C- and E-Class, and mated to new transmissions along with “stop-start” technology. Suspension wise, the B-Class uses a McPherson strut front suspension and a four-link rear suspension.
“We had one target,” says Engle. “To keep the roominess and dimensions of the [current] B-Class, with safety, comfort and agility. This car is a real Mercedes and no different in its comfort agility and safety to the C- and E-class cars. It will be available with the same safety systems and similar optional extras.”
The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class is designed from scratch to be roomy and comfortable for both the driver and passengers. It has large space in the back to provide ample knee clearance and headroom. As for the interior, it is similar to that of the new 2012 C-Class.
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is currently in testing, and will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It is expected to go on sale by the end of 2011.