Front-wheel drive vibrates the cars with a new gasoline cylinder direct injection turbo-diesel engine technology, a new engine, a new twin-clutch gearbox, a new manual transmission, as well as new aid a new technological era for compact cars from Mercedes-Benz. “There is no change of the model in the history of the Mercedes-Benz has never seen so many innovations in one fell swoop”, underlines Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Directors for corporate research and head of Mercedes-Benz cars development. “B class of future customers benefit low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, along with fun, lots of space and the highest level of security, which was never in this class of this leap in copy”.
The world premiere of the new B class (length, width and height: 4359 1786 1557 mm) Frankfurt International Motor Show is in the 2011 instead. Its way to the European traders beginning in November 2011.
The exterior design: perfect space in a more attractive MOM
New class b is a typical Mercedes sports tourism, offers plenty of space, combined with impressive dynamics as a salon with cover. The characteristics of the exterior design lines give both functions: front and rear sport a design focus on broad, with a large and prominent grille and headlight along the sides at the top, while the reverse shows a large rear window, with loading horizontal distortion and a large meander door with low two pieces back lights threshold.
New Sportiness and excellent aerodynamics are particularly evident in the sideline: the hood is anti aliased, the pillar and the combative roof line rises by impressive roof spoiler. The roof is a pay line, which gives another aspect of the vehicle. The movement of the wheel arches pronounced by dynamic characteristic lines below the belt are an interpretation of the current line of Mercedes-Benz-sports design. At the bottom of the foothills of the dynamic properties page of the body, that with the appearance of the vehicle, a light touch. Information refined lighthouses, which nicely confirm the credentials of the distinctive premium brand with the new important element segment compact lamps.
Excellent aerodynamics: magazine of amazing cd value despite to the rear end of the station wagon
An excellent cd drag coefficient = 0.26 make the new b-class from Mercedes-Benz at the head of this market segment. Factors for this excellent aerodynamics also decisive actions of optimization in questions of detail as the airflow around the front wheels are in addition to aerodynamic exterior, body and the flow of cooling air. Pending patents for innovative details like the bow of the gear deflector. With the optional package of green technology, which are at the right time available, Mercedes-Benz class b at the same time with the first class of the class E credentials achieve aerodynamic Coupe a drag coefficient cd = 0,24, that nothing less of sensational of the car with a rear end of the station wagon.
New concept: to reduce overall height but more interior
The new concept vehicle emphasizes the dynamic efforts of the new Mercedes-Benz class (b). the most striking is the lower height: 1557 mm, the new model almost five centimeters saved below on the road than its predecessor. The height of the seat opposite the road is also reduced (less than 86 mm) to facilitate the delivery and at the same time a clear idea of the contours of the vehicle.