Mercedes has not abundant the anniversary car but it says the acknowledged adaptation of its people-mover is the B180, an entry-level archetypal powered by either a gas-burning 1.6-liter turbo four or a 1.5-liter oil-burner. Power is beatific to the foreground auto via a six-speed chiral transmission, and an automated is offered at an added cost.
Although about alone by cast purists, the B-Class is a amount allotment of the Mercedes calendar because its belvedere aswell underpins the accepted A-, CLA- and GLA-Class models. The B helped addition Mercedes sales beyond the apple and draw new barter into showrooms by targeting a adolescent audience, and Mercedes statistics appearance 30 percent of new B-Class owners came from a altered brand.
The car's better bazaar is Germany, area it has congenital up a band afterward a part of auto drivers and agile operators, followed by China.
The B-Class has never been awash in the United States but Mercedes is gearing up to barrage an all-electric adaptation of it aimed anon at the new BMW i3. Called artlessly B-Class Electric Drive, the car is powered by 134-horsepower electric motor that gets electricity from a Tesla-sourced lithium-ion array pack. The battery-powered B is accepted to ability U.S. showrooms in the additional division of 2014.