Mercedes Benz Planning Seven Seater B Class

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Mercedes Benz B Class was brought to India with much fanfare. Mercedes Benz India is calling the B Class as a Sports Tourer. However, thanks to a ‘non-SUV-ish’ styling pakage and the car having to do with only five seats, we have some doubts on the future of the B Class in India. Now, news has cropped up that the German carmaker is considering a larger version of the B Class. The car will be based on an extended version of the popular MFA platform and will have a slightly longer rear overhang to accommodate the third row of seats.

As we have earlier reported, the petrol engined B class for India will be launched in two variants:

-B 180

-B  180 sport

Both these variants are powered by a 4 pot 1.6 litre petrol motor with forced induction and power rating of 122 hp-200 Nm.

Key features of B 180 are:

-Halogen headlamps
-ECO start/ stop
-Hill start assist
-Electric Parking Brake
-7 speed DCT with shift paddles on steering wheel and cruise control
-ABS, ESP, ASR, BAS, tyre pressure loss warning
-7 airbags-driver, front passenger, L and R curtain, L and R side airbags, driver knee
-Audio 20 with USB/ aux-in, bluetooth, 1 CD/MP3/WMA, 6 speakers
-Attention assist
-rear wiper/defogger
-ARTICO upholstery-only black
-matrix look interior trim
-16″ alloys, 10 spoke
-only white colour

In addition to above, the B 180 also gets:

-Panoramic sunroof
-Sports package and body styling
-Electric adjust driver seat with memory and lumbar support
-Leather steering wheel and gear knob
-Mirror package
-Bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRLs and washers
-ARTICO upholstery in black or beige
-Black ash wood trim
-17″ twin 7 spoke alloys
-Color options of red, white and silver

Click here for our first impression of the B Class on Indian Formula 1 Circuit

The larger variant of the B Class will be unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.


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