2009 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Facelift review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 17 March 2008 , 13:03:12 byVeronica

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Facelift

German carmaker Mercedes Benz offers a facelift program for its B-Class, a program which focused on environmental compatibility, economic efficiency and comfort. The 4-cylinder engines now burn up to 7% less fuel than previously and have very low exhaust emissions that undercut the current EU limits by as much as 90%. The carmaker offers a new ECO start / stop function for the high-volume B 150 and B 170 models. Additional new developments include the bi-fuel petrol / natural-gas drive in the B 170 NGT BlueEFFICIENCY. The B-Class had its premiere in the summer of 2008 and since then it had evolved into the blueprint of a new species of car which harmonizes the benefits of different vehicle concepts. The restyled front end injects the B-Class with more poise and assurance than before. The more imposing appearance of the B-Class also stems from the new look bumper whose design emphasizes the large air intake at the bottom as well as the modified bonnet. Typical features of the current Mercedes style are very much in evidence in the side profile of the B-Class, which presents a thrilling interplay between taut forms and crisp lines. The rear style picks up on the dynamic flow of lines at the front and along the sides. The taillights sport a new high-brilliance look and draw the gaze to the large tailgate, which now comes with an ergonomically enhanced chrome handle strip. The winning mix of forms, colors and materials joins forces with the roominess of the interior, the pleasant feel of all its surface materials and the expansive window areas to produce a most inviting ambiance. The Mercedes design team has further upgraded the interior with a new upholstery fabric, plus a new fabric pattern for the seat cushion. The center console continues to be bordered by trim strips on both sides, but they are now made from diagonally brushed aluminum in a smoke grey finish.