2015 mercedes benz b class facelift press release

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  • 1. 2015 MercedesBenzB Class Facelift RevealedStuttgart. In terms of both design and technology, the second generation of theBClasscar has heralded a new compact class era at MercedesBenz.More than350,000 of the sports tourer have been sold since the market launch in late 2011.Now the bestsellerfrom MercedesBenzhas undergone a major facelift includingexterior and interior enhancements along with attractive, redefined design andequipment lines.The breadth of choice is unique in this segment: five economical diesel modelswith consumption statistics ranging from 3.6 to 5.0 l/100 km, four efficient petrolengines at between 5.4 and 6.6 l/100 km, alternative drive systems (B 200 NaturalGas Drive and BClassElectric Drive), as well as optional 4MATIC allwheeldrive.What is more, with a Cd value of less than 0.25 the sports tourer continues to bethe role model for its class. Sales of the new BClasscommence on 12 September,with the world premire taking place during the Paris Motor Show (4 to 19October). The revamped models will be making their way to dealerships from 29November 2014. Prices start from 27,102.25 euros for the B 180."As the first member of a completely new generation of compact class, for us the BClasspaved the way for great success in this vehicle segment. The pioneer is now in bettershape than ever," says Ola Kllenius, Member of the Divisional Board MercedesBenzCars responsible for Marketing & Sales. "The BClassis the perfect (family) car for anyonewho attaches importance to practicality, comfort and safety, but at the same time doesn'twant to miss out on sportiness or driving dynamics."More light: LED High Performance headlamps now availableThe easiest way to recognise a facelifted BClasswith a petrol or diesel engine is from thefront: a new bumper, wide radiator trim with two louvres and now integral daytime runninglamps in the headlamps give the vehicle a more organic and dynamic appearance. The

2. rear bumper has also been modified and now features a contoured covering and anadditional chrome trim strip. LED High Performance headlamps create a more strikinglook, both day and night (optional extra, not available for the BClassElectric Drive orNatural Gas Drive). These increase safety at night due to their wide beam pattern and lightof a colour similar to daylight. Bicolour tail lamps featuring LED technology provideemphasis and make the vehicle more visible.A highgrade,functional interior underscores the BClass'spremium quality claim. Thefacelift gives the vehicle a more exclusive, uptodatefeel and boosts the scope forindividualisation. MercedesBenzhas enhanced a number of highqualitydetails in theBClasssuch as the large, freestandinghead unit display, which is now larger, with adiagonal of up to 20.3 cm (8 inches), and the stylish dial layout for the instrument cluster.There is a choice of 12 colours for the ambient lighting, allowing different moods to becreated.MercedesBenzhas also revised the model range and aligned the logic to the othercompact models. There are three new design and equipment lines: Style, Urban and AMGLine. Each features a number of distinctive exterior and interior details. The Night,Exclusive and AMG Exclusive packages build on these and provide more options forindividualisation.KEYLESSGOis new as an optional extra. This access and drive authorisation systemwith KEYLESSGOstarting function allows the vehicle to be opened, started and lockedsimply by carrying the electronic key with you.Safety: autonomous partial braking if the risk of a collision is detectedWhen it made its dbut, the BClassredefined the standard of safety in the compact classwith a variety of new driving assistance systems, some of them included as standardequipment. These functions have now been enhanced and new assistance systems addedto give the driver more support. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS extends thefunctionality of COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST with autonomous partial braking to 3. reduce the risk of rearendcollisions. The standard ATTENTION ASSIST feature has alsobeen upgraded: operating within an extended speed range (60 200km/h), this now usesa fivestagebar display to visualise the driver's current attention level."Mercedes connect me" links the BClassto its environmentNextgenerationtelematics offer more intuitive operation functions are more accessibledue to animated menus and visual representations on a larger display in the head unit."Mercedes connect me" links the BClassto its environment. Basic Mercedes connect meservices can be used with the standard communications module.The available services include, among others, accident recovery, as well as servicemaintenance and incident management. In an accident, the MercedesBenzemergencycall system automatically connects the occupants with the MercedesBenzEmergency CallCentre and sends the position and condition of the vehicle to the rescue operations centre.A rescue vehicle can then be dispatched immediately. The system works automatically butcan also be triggered manually.The special Remote Online equipment enables customers to connect with their vehicleanywhere and at any time via the URL "connect.mercedes.me" and to query by smartphonethe fill level of their fuel tank, for example.Mercedes connect me services are even more extensive for the BClassElectric Drive:Via "connect.mercedes.me". The current charging level of the lithiumionbattery andcurrent vehicle range can be queried comfortably from a distance. The range of Mercedesconnect me services is rounded off by the ability (depending on the temperature) topreheat or precool the vehicle ready for a specified departure time.COMAND Online customers are also able to receive realtimetraffic information courtesyof Live Traffic Information.A wide spectrum: petrol and diesel engines, allwheeldrive and alternative drivesystems 4. In terms of efficiency, the new BClasscontinues to set benchmarks with the best Cd valuein its segment. The choice of efficient engines is extensive four diesel engines, four petrolengines and two models with alternative drive systems. Also available are the B 180 and B180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Editions.Thanks to the new B 200 CDI 4MATIC, the pleasure of allwheeldrive and safety now startat around 130 g CO2/km instead of over 150 g CO2/km (B 220 4MATIC) as previously. Intotal there are now four models with allwheeldrive for improved traction, high drivingstability and safe handling.The B 200 Natural Gas Drive and the BClassElectric Drive coming soon (salesrelease: 3 November) join the portfolio as two models with alternative drivesystems. Both use the BClass'smodular ENERGY SPACE body concept: Theunderbody houses one large and two smaller gas tanks and a 14litrepetrol tank (B 200Natural Gas Drive) or the lithiumionbattery (BClassElectric Drive). Due to this intelligentpackaging method, the fiveseatermodel has been able to retain the generouslyproportioned luggage compartment for which it is known.The model range: new product logic with three linesAs part of the facelift, MercedesBenzhas revised the BClass'smodel range and broughtthe model breakdown into line with the other compact models. There are three new designand equipment lines: Style, Urban and AMG Line. Each features plenty of distinctiveexterior and interior details. The Night, Exclusive and AMG Exclusive packages build onthese and provide more options for individualisation. New KEYLESSGOfunctions simplifyoperation.The Style equipment line underlines the BClass'sstylish appearance. Exteriorcharacteristics include lightalloywheels in an expressive design, radiator trim with twolouvres painted in iridium silver with chrome inserts, and shoulderline trim strips in chrome.For the stylish interior there are seats with Vianen upholstery fabric, trim with a line pattern,and selected elements in silver chrome such as the moulding on the multifunction steeringwheel, highlights on the gear lever, and the switches on the top control panel. Useful details 5. like a double cup holder on the centre console and a 12V socket in the rear round off thehighqualityfeel.The Urban equipment line emphasises the vehicle's sportiness both inside and out. Theradiator trim with two louvres painted in iridium silver and chrome inserts, 43.2 cm (17inch)5spokelightalloywheels, and a twinpipeexhaust system integrated into the bumper withchromelooktailpipe trim create a dynamic impression. In the interior the sporty characteris on display with seats featuring upholstery in ARTICO manmadeleather/Montfoort fabricand a leather multifunction steering wheel with perforated grip area. Details like contrastingtopstitching, silver chrome highlights and sail pattern trim round off the highqualityfeel.The AMG Line augments the vehicle's sportiness and exclusivity. Powerful AMGbodystyling ensures a dynamic appearance along with the radiator trim, which has twolouvres painted in iridium silver and chrome inserts, and the twopipeexhaust systemintegrated into the bumper with chrome look tailpipe trim. A lowered comfort suspensionwith Sports DirectSteersystem improves handling and boosts driving enjoyment. 45.7 cm(18inch)5twinspokeAMG lightalloywheels, perforated brake discs at the front, andbrake callipers at the front with MercedesBenzlettering complete the striking exterior.Seats in ARTICO manmadeleather/DINAMICA microfibre and the multifunction sportssteering wheel with flattened bottom section, as well as a gear lever with perforated leather,add stylishly sporty elements in the interior. This equipment line also includes redcontrasting topstitching on the door armrests, centre console, seats, and gear lever.Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs are another highlight.The Night package allows the exterior to be individualised further. It includes selecteddesign elements in black. The radiator trim sports two highglossblack louvres and chromeinserts. The 45.7 cm (18inch)highsheenlightalloywheels, exterior mir