Mercedes-Benz has launched the updated B-class in India with prices starting at Rs 27.95 lakh for the B 180 Sport petrol version, while the B 200 CDI costs Rs 28.95 lakh.
The updated B-class gets exterior styling tweaks in the form of a new front bumper and grille, LED headlights and re-profiled tail lights. There’s also a new chrome insert on the lower bumper that mimics a twin-exhaust setup. On the inside, the steering wheel is new, and so is the instrument cluster. It also gets a new seven-inch screen for the COMAND infotainment system.
Apart from the above cosmetic updates, the major mechanical change in the B-class facelift is the updated diesel motor. The new B 200 CDI comes with a 134bhp 2.1-litre engine as opposed to the 107bhp version in the earlier car. The petrol engine, however, is the same 121bhp 1.6-litre unit.
Along with the updated B-class, Mercedes-Benz also unveiled the 2015 A-class lineup. Like the 2015 B-class, the A-class hatchback also gets the updated 134bhp diesel motor. Apart from the updated engine, the 2015 A-class gets new 16-inch alloy wheels. The 2015 A-class comes with a standard panoramic sunroof in both petrol and diesel variants.
The 2015 A-class, however, is not a facelifted car like the B-class, Mercedes is working on a subtly updated model, which is expected to debut internationally later this year and will hit our shores shortly after.
Mercedes-Benz B-class facelift prices (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
Mercedes-Benz B180 Sport petrol Rs 27.95 lakh
Mercedes-Benz B200 CDI Sport diesel 28.95 lakh
Mercedes has also launched the 2015 A-class; prices for the same are as follows: (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
2015 Mercedes A 180 Sport: Rs 25.95 lakh
2015 Mercedes-Benz A 200 CDI Sport: Rs 26.95 lakh
Source : Autocar India