Mercedes-Benz B-Class – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is a compact luxury car introduced by German automaker Mercedes-Benz. It is essentially an enlarged A-Class keeping some of the engines. but with other more powerful ones available. It has the same basic suspension system.

Like the A-Class, and unlike any other vehicle Mercedes builds or has built, the B-Class is a front wheel drive vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz describes the B-Class as a Compact Sports Tourer instead of hatchback or multi-purpose vehicle. like its R-Class model, which is called a Grand Sports Tourer .

First generation (W 245, 2005–2011) [ edit ]

2006–08: 63.5#160;in (1,613#160;mm)

Initial release [ edit ]

The vehicle was introduced in March 2005. It was released in Europe in the late spring of 2005 and in Canada in the autumn of 2005.

The Japanese model was launched on 01 January 2006. Early models included the B170, B200, and B200 TURBO. [ 1 ]

B 170 Edition One (2007-) [ edit ]

It is a limited (250 Cosmos Black body, 200 Calcite White body, 150 Polar Silver body) version of right drive B 170 for Japan market. It included Sports package (17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, chromed 3-fin silver front grill, body-coloured rear bumper with punching mall, chrome exhaust tip (square), leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with aluminium, stainless shift, leather-wrapped silver shift knob, stainless acceleration and brake pedals), bi-xenon headlight and headlight washer, active light system, cornering light, HDD navigation system, EDITION ONE side emblem, unique design floor mat.

The vehicle went on sale in 2007-01-23. [ 2 ]

B 170 Special Edition (2008-) [ edit ]

It is a limited (400 Cosmos Black body, 200 Mountain Grey body) version of right drive B 170 for Japan market. It included black interior colour (with seats centre and headrest centre upholstered in fabric, others upholstered in leather), Sports package (17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, chromed 3-fin silver front grill, bi-xenon headlight and headlight washer, active light system, cornering light, body-coloured rear bumper with punching mall, chrome exhaust tip (square), leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with aluminium, stainless shift, leather-wrapped silver shift knob, stainless acceleration and brake pedals), 20GB HDD navigation system, unique aluminium interior trim, SPECIAL EDITION side emblem, fog lamp chrome trim, under-seat tray, unique design floor mat, 12-volt power socket at luggage compartment, metallic paint.

The vehicle went on sale in 2008-01-24. [ 3 ]

The B-Class has a two-box design: one box for the drivetrain and another the passenger and luggage compartments. The B-Class gains much of its comparatively large interior volume through its height, a configuration that makes the most of the vehicle’s footprint.

Mercedes B 170

Having evolved from the even smaller A-Class, a car that was originally intended to have a battery-powered version that would meet California’s since-rescinded zero-emissions mandate. The sandwich floor concept—the structure of the car under the floor where the batteries were supposed to go—was retained in the B-Class.

Sandwich floor concept [ edit ]

The powertrain (engine and transmission ) moves beneath the passenger cell (located at high seating position) in the event of a big frontal impact. According to a study: [ 4 ] the front section of the A-Class would have to be considerably longer in order to offer the same impressive level of occupant safety in the event of a heavy frontal impact.

These are two innovations, patented by Mercedes-Benz as:

DE 43 26 396 C 2: motor car with drive unit tilted at an acute angle against the horizontal

DE 44 00 132 C1: Firewall construction for a motor car with front-mounted drive unit

As a secondary benefit, because the seats have been raised by 20#160;cm, the passengers are taken away from the more common area of lateral impact in accidents.

Driving assistants [ edit ]

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