Mercedes-Benz B-Class Is an Underrated MPV
Whenever you hear someone mention the name ‘Mercedes-Benz’ the first car that comes to mind is the mighty S-Class. This is a normal reaction because the S-Class is the flagship car of the company and it defines the brand. But we should not forget the fact that Mercedes-Benz produces automobiles in each category and every one of them is the best you can imagine in that league.
Multi-Purpose Vans (MPV) are the type of cars that are usually designed for people with families. These small vans are ideal vehicles to take kids to school every day and then visit the grocery store on the way back home. These vehicles are roomy and have extendable spaces, which can be created by folding the seats.
Despite their practicality and usefulness, these cars are often overlooked by car owners. The reason for that is because MPVs aren’t all that stylish for some people due to their dreary looks. Another reason is that they are immensely underpowered which kills the mood when you are on highway.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class however, is a much different MPV. It has got all the practicality plus it looks good, and also has decent amount of power under the hood.
Mercedes-Benz launched their B-Class MPV not so long ago in 2006. The first generation (W245) was introduced as a sub-compact MPV and it went into the production the same year. That model continued on with decent sales numbers up until the year 2011 when it was replaced by the second and current generation of the B-Class.
The second generation (W246) of the B-Class is a much more improved car. The first model would appear in 2012 and since then it has been face lifted only once up till its present 2018 model.
The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is designed to look like a hybrid between a van and a hatchback. It also shares the same design DNA that you observe with a single look at any Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
There is only one engine option available in the 2018 B-Class for the North American market which is a 2.0 L turbo-Charged inline-4 engine. This engine produces 208 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. These are quite impressive numbers for a small MPV. There is also only one option available for the transmission which is a 7G-DCT 7-Speed automatic.
The standard B250 model is a front-wheel drive car. However, you can also get the B250 4MATIC variant which is a four-wheel drive vehicle. Sadly there is no AMG variant of the B-Class yet but you never know. Maybe in the near future, the bosses at AMG will lay their performance driven eyes on the tamed B-Class.
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