Mercedes B-Class Confirmed For Paris Show With S-Class Safety Tech
25 September 2018 - Motor1
It will be joined on stage by the A35, GLE, and EQC also making their world debuts.
The last piece of Mercedes' Paris Motor Show puzzle has fallen into place as the three-pointed star has announced it will also introduce the next-generation B-Class in the City Of Lights early next month. Joining the A35, EQC, and the GLE also celebrating their public debuts, the minivan aims to put the "Sports" in "Sports Tourer", according to the official press release. It will do so by adopting the new array of gasoline and diesel engines introduced on the A-Class hatchback and also offered for the A-Class Sedan.
With the B-Class being first and foremost an MPV, customers are interested in learning more about how much room there will be available inside the cabin. All that Mercedes is willing to share for the time being is the interior "has been made more spacious" compared to the outgoing model, mentioning it will benefit from a "unique design" of the instrument panel. That being said, we're not expecting any major changes compared to the dashboard of the A-Class models from where the minivan will inherit the company's new MBUX infotainment system.
Even though the B-Class is positioned towards the bottom of Mercedes' food chain, you'll be happy to hear it will borrow some advanced active safety tech from the flagship S-Class, but we'll have to wait a bit more to find out details.
With so many spy shots in our database, the exterior design of the 2019 B-Class is not exactly top secret. Mercedes says it will look more "dynamic" than the model it'll replace, and while that may be true, it's not going to be blow you away – it's a minivan, after all. The adjacent spy images show some pretty significant design differences between the regular A-Class hatchback and its roomier counterpart, contributing to a nicer overall appearance.
The 2018 Paris Motor Show will kick off October 2 with the first press day, but we might not have to wait until then to see the revamped B-Class online.