2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – The 2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is one way Mercedes will gradually acclimatize Americans to the idea of a compact Benz. Those last two words probably sound jarring and mutually exclusive to anyone with even a passing knowledge of the brand. But make no mistake: Small Benzes are coming to the U.S.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class happens to be the smallest Mercedes-Benz branded car the German automaker sells in Canada. But that doesn’t mean the launch of a new B is small news. Underneath the second generation four door hatchback lies an all-new compact platform, a modular architecture that will support a whole new family of compact and subcompact vehicles from the German automaker; in fact, as governments demand more fuel efficient fleets, and younger buyers have less money to spend, Mercedes Benz Canada is counting on a host of new small Tri Star cars coming here over the next few years to form a large part of its business.
Generous cargo room, an impressive list of standard features and great fuel economy: the all new 2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which will arrive in dealerships across Canada in November, promises all that and more at a very competitive price.
2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Price :
2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Price. – Pricing for the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been set at $29,900 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior and Exterior :
2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior and Exterior. – The primary difference between the current and upcoming vehicles is that the next gen cars will sit much lower. The controversial stance of today’s little Benzes comes from the “sandwich floor” design, a leftover from their initial development as electric cars. The batteries were to sit beneath the floor, but when the EV project was scrapped, the lofty height forced by the design remained.
Back to the present. Mercedes flew media into the Austrian capital to drive the new B, an appropriate setting for its target market: urban dwellers who like the idea of the room and luxury features of a larger car (say, an E-Class sedan), but need something that’s easier to park and easier on gas.
Unfortunately, the first B-Class only delivered half, leaving out the refinement part its premium pricing promised, with a low rent interior, a whiny continuously variable transmission, a too soft ride and roly poly handling. But two days spent driving 2012 European spec Bs showed that Mercedes has addressed many of the first generation’s major faults.
Mercedes may need time to convince Americans that its small cars are worth the price premium compared to other compact hatchbacks like the Mazda 3, Toyota Prius V or VW Golf. And while Mercedes-Benz officials still won’t confirm that the company will sell the B-Class for the U.S. market, we’re convinced it will arrive at dealers by the end of the year. Check back for a full review of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.
2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Engine :
2013 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Engine. – In Europe, the B-Class will offer a choice of turbocharged and direct-injected 1.6 four cylinder engines making 120 horsepower and 147 pound feet of torque, or 154 hp and 184 lb ft in the upgrade. American buyers may only see the more powerful version, as the base engine less powerful than that in the new Chevrolet Sonic could be a tough sell for Mercedes.
There’s also a possible 1.8 liter diesel, also turbocharged and direct injected, that makes 107 hp and 184 lb ft, or a more robust 134 hp and 221 lb ft of torque. Whichever engines arrive, all will join with a six speed manual or seven speed dual clutch transmission. The new platform on which the front wheel drive B-Class is based can accommodate all wheel drive, and we’d expect to see that standard on a high performance AMG variant should Mercedes decide to offer one.
The B 250 gets a 208 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine that’s 55% more powerful than the outgoing four cylinder. A new seven speed, dual clutch transmission (7G DCT) combines the comfort of an automatic with the efficiency of a manual. Helping save even more fuel is a new standard Start/Stop system. Source: neocarsuv.blogspot.com, edmunds.com, autocarrelease.com.