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Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch of its new B-Class in Singapore, as it makes its first appearance at the Mercedes-Benz showroom.

19 May 2019 | Local News : Singapore

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is now available in Singapore, making its first appearance at the Mercedes-Benz showroom on 17 May.

The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class may look sportier, but retains the same practical abilities as the previous generation
The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class proves to be a sportier car than ever before. Despite it appearing more dynamic than its predecessor, the B-Class continues to serve as the perfect family car offering better interior dimensions for greater comfort and space.

The designers brief was to make the new B-Class stand out visually from the world of minivans. That brief was accepted and executed, designed with a long wheelbase, short overhangs, a slightly lowered roof line and larger 16-inch to 19-inch wheels making for dynamic proportions.

The relatively squat, progressive front end with a flowing transition from the bonnet to the A-pillars and on to the windscreen along with the muscular shoulder of the body, underlines the sporty overall look. The B-Class comes with its own daytime running light signature in the form of a double torch. The optional Multibeam LED headlamps have an especially sporty look. They allow fast, electronically controlled adjustment of the headlamps to suit the current traffic conditions.

At the back, the width of the B-Class is accentuated by two-part lamps, and a distinctive black bumper bottom section. The large roof spoiler, along with high-gloss black spoiler at the sides of the rear window, makes for improved aerodynamics while ensuring a sporty appearance.

The B-Class sports a lower drag coefficient compared to its predecessor, thanks to its lower roofline and a smaller profile up front
The lower roof line further contributes to a best-in-class airflow due to the smaller end face of the car. In addition, the aerodynamics engineers have reduced the wind noise thanks to extensive detail work.

Inside, the interior of the B-Class is as avant garde as the new A-Class.

While the instrument panel of the A-Class is split into two horizontal bodies, the B-Class has a single basic volume, which drops away towards the occupants.

The five round air vents feature a high-grade turbine look with finely styled air ducts, inspired by the world of aviation. The seats also offer a flatter and there for more comfortable seating position as well as a larger adjustment range, which also increases the maximum headroom.

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system also makes an appearance in the B-Class. Its ability to learn through artificial intelligence makes the system unique, and the system is customisable and adapts to the user.

The interior of the B-Class shares many similarities to the A-Class
The B-Class also comes with driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support, thus providing one of the highest levels of active safety in this segment with functions from the S-Class.

For the first time, the B-Class is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations. For example, Active Distance Assist Distronic is not able to support the driver to automatically maintain the correct distance from the vehicle ahead, but also to give the driver noticeable steering assistance, even around bends.

The B-Class also offers other assistance features as part of the Driving Assistance Package, such as Active Emergency Stop Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Steering Assist and Active Braking Assist with cross-traffic function.

At launch, the B-Class will be offered in two variants, namely the B200 Progressive and the B200 AMG Line. Both models will be powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 158bhp and 250Nm of torque, mated to a 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Prices as of press time (inclusive of COE)
Mercedes-Benz B-Class B200 Progressive (A) - $178,888
Mercedes-Benz B-Class B200 AMG Line (A) - POA
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