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Mercedes-Benz B-Class: Revealed!

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class.

It looks much sleeker than the model it replaces, thanks to the curvy design language introduced on the latest CLS four-door coupe.

The sharp crease and ‘tick’ on the flanks are recognisable Mercedes traits, as is the bold three-bar grille. A more steeply raked roofline gives the B-Class a sportier stance than before.

Inside, the sweeping dash incorporates big SLS-style metal air vents, and can be finished in a choice of classy wood or metal trim. A large display sitting above the centre console has been shaped to mimic an Apple iPad. Driver and passengers can use this to navigate the brand’s COMAND media interface. The colour screen is available in 15cm or 17cm sizes, and gives passengers Internet access via a 3G phone connection.

The luxury feel is worthy of far more expensive models, thanks to an extensive list of gadgets taken from the rest of Mercedes’ range. This includes DISTRONIC radar-guided cruise control and fatigue sensors. Plus, the advanced braking system helps perform emergency stops if it senses an imminent collision. High-spec models get heated leather seats as standard.