2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class revealed with mild updates

Mercedes-Benz has given the B-Class a mild update for the 2015 model year, with subtle styling tweaks, some new technology, and a trimmed down variant lineup.

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Starting with the variant lineup, the range spans from a B 180, B 200, B 220 4MATIC, and B 250 for the petrol range. Power outputs span from 90kW and 200Nm to 155kW and 350Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h comes up in as little as 6.8 seconds.

For the diesel lineup there’s a B 160 CDI, B 180 CDI, a B 200 CDI, and the range-topping B 220 CDI. Outputs span from 66kW and 240Nm to 130kW and 350Nm. Fuel economy is as low as 4.1L/100km.

In terms of styling updates, there aren’t many to talk about. The front bumper and fascia is slightly revised with a new two-tier grille, larger air intakes, and new headlights that incorporate the LED daytime running lights. There’s also new two-tone taillights and trapezoidal exhaust outlets.

Inside features a new 8.0-inch free-standing infotainment screen sitting atop the dash, an updated instrument cluster, and the choice of 12 colours for the ambient lighting to suit different moods.

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class-dash

As for safety, Mercedes has developed Collision Prevention Assist ‘Plus’ with partial autonomous braking to help reduce the chance and severity of rear-end accidents. The standard Attention Assist feature has also been upgraded to operate at speeds between 60km/h and 200km/h.

For those wanting a bit of exclusivity and added sportiness buyers can option for the AMG Line package. It brings a unique bodykit, twin exhausts, 18-inch alloy wheels, cross-drilled brakes, and various AMG highlights inside.

Mercedes-Benz Australia is yet to announce local specifications and pricing. It will go on sale internationally in November.