Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2012: She discovers
Despite appearances, the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class is for engineers brand not a simple evolution of previous generation, but a revolution at its frame and its new engines.
Lower and sleeker
In terms of dimensions, the next B-Class Mercedes-Benz offer a template improves slightly compared to data from previous model:
Length (mm): From 4213 to 4359
Width (mm): From 1777 to 1786
Height (mm): From 1604 to 1557
This shows that the car looks will definitely lower than the previous, allowing designers to design a Class B to more slender lines and especially for slimmer compact MPV.
In addition, it will receive an impressive coefficient of penetration in the air only (0.26), or even of (0.24) with all optional ECO Technology.
The old structure "sandwich"-type has been scrapped to make way for a more conventional type chassis. This has lowered the center of gravity of the car and so enable this newcomer has to offer much more dynamic behavior than in the past, especially with the use of sports suspension optional.
A very different seat
On the inside, you will be sitting a little lower than today but without affect passenger comfort.
In the light of information received so far, it appears that the rear-seat passengers can enjoy more generous outbursts and the car will offer more cargo space.
Engine reviewed and corrected
On the old continent, all new four-cylinder engines will be equipped with a direct injection system called the third generation. These will also associate a Stop & Start system that closes the engine whenever the vehicle will stop.
For the first time, Mercedes-Benz B-Class has offered a dual clutch box 7G-DCT. The six-speed manual transmission has been redesigned to be more compact and have three trees.
It waits for the Frankfurt Motor Show. Marketing is to start in November.
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