Mercedes Benz B-Class Second generation W246
|Assembly||Rastatt, Germany Kecskemét, Hungary|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Engine||1.6L I4 1.8L Diesel I4|
|Transmission||6-speed manual 7-speed DCT|
|Wheelbase||106.3 in (2,700 mm)|
|Length||171.6 in (4,359 mm)|
|Width||70.3 in (1,786 mm)|
|Height||61.3 in (1,557 mm)|
In July 2011, Daimler AG released more details about the next Mercedes-Benz B-Class, called the w246 internally. The entry-level, petrol-powered B180 uses the 122 hp M270 1.6 four-cylinder and the B200 is powered by the same 1.6 as the B180 but pushed to 156 hp. A diesel version, the B180 CDI uses the OM651 1.8 common rail diesel, an engine that will be mounted transversally for the first time, while the B200 CDI uses same engine but with the power raised to 136 hp.
The vehicle was unveiled in Frankfurt International Motor Show 2011. European model went on sale in November 2011. Early models include B 180, B 200, B 200 CDI.
Japan models went on sale on 2012-04-25. Early models include B 180 BlueEFFICIENCY, B 180 BlueEFFICIENCY Sports.
B 200 Natural Gas Drive (2013-)
It is a version of B 200 BlueEFFICIENCY with a partial double floor beneath the rear seat holding one large and two smaller natural gas containers, with a total of 125 litres of natural gas. The trip computer menu in the instrument cluster has been extended showing the respective operating mode is displayed. In addition, a fill level indicator and remaining range are included for petrol mode. In gas mode, the driver has access to all of the regular trip computer functions. Other features include distinctive front bumper with strip-form LED daytime driving lights.
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Paris Motor Show.
Production version includes a choice of manual and 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission, and was arrived in dealerships at the beginning of 2013
B-Class vehicles were built at the plants in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim and -Hedelfingen, Rastatt/Baden, Gaggenau/Baden and Kölleda/ Thuringia.
Production of B-Class vehicle began at Kecskemet plant near Budapest, Hungary, starting from 2011.
|Optional Equipment included on some trim levels|