The B Class was first launched in India back in September 2012. With a facelift already revealed, the new B Class was expected to be launched in India this year.
Within six months of its global debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, the new B Class facelift will be launched in India. 2015 Mercedes B Class facelift India launch date is confirmed for 11th March. This launch is part of Mercedes Benz India’s agressive ’15 in 15′ strategy, which will see the launch of 15 new cars from them in 2015. They have already launched the new CLA Class, and C Class diesel in India this year. The B Class facelift will be their third launch of the year.
Apart from launching new cars, they have also increased production capacity at their plant in Chakan. Along side, investments are being made to start local production of as many cars as possible. This year, they added the new C Class petrol in the list of locally produced cars.
Internationally, the new B Class is offered in a choice of two petrol, two diesel and one electric drive options. For India, the car is expected to continue with the same engine options which are seen in the current B Class. These are in the form of 1.6l petrol and 2.2l diesel generating 122 hp and 109 hp respectively. Top speed claimed by the B Class is 190 kmph.
Changes / updates seen on the new B Class on the exteriors include new front bumper, revised front grille, bigger air intakes in the bumper, LED DRLs inside the headlight casing, new rear bumper, trapezoidal exhaust pipes, LED bi-colour tail lights. Overall, the new B Class looks more sculpted.
On the inside, you get a sportier steering wheel, 12 colours for ambient lighting, same display screen, but attached in a much better way as compared to the current B Class, and a more sculpted dashboard. More details on the India spec B Class will be revealed on 11th March. You can check out the image gallery of new B Class here.