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Mercedes Compact Models To Share Renault’s New Small Petrol Engine 18
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Daimler, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLC, renault, Reports on 12 18th, 2017

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance co-developed a new 1.3-liter petrol engine that recently debuted on the Scenic and Grand Scenic.

However, the powertrain will eventually be expanded to various cars within the Alliance, and it will also be used on several front-wheel drive models coming from Mercedes-Benz, reports AutoNews.

A Daimler spokesperson confirmed that the next generation A-Class is among the vehicles that will put the 1.3-liter lump to use, and different variations of the unit will be offered in the B-Class, GLA, and GLC as well, but no details surrounding the outputs or where it will be put together have been released so far.

However, the small petrol unit is offered on the French minivans in a choice of three power levels, starting with the TCe 115PS (113hp) and TCe 140PS (138hp), and ending with the TCe 160PS (158hp). The first one comes exclusively with a manual gearbox, whereas the mid-range can be had with an EDC dual-clutch automatic as well, and the latter is offered solely with an automatic transmission, so we won’t be surprised if Merc’s models will follow a similar route.

Renault-Nissan and Daimler’s collaboration started 7 years ago, and so far it has seen the French brand’s 1.5-liter dCi diesel engines being used in the entry-level A-Class, B-Class, and GLA. Moreover, the 1.6-liter petrol unit developed by Renault is also used in the C-Class, and the Renault Kangoo has been rebadged by Mercedes and sold as the controversial Citan.

Note: Next-gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class test car pictured


2019 Mercedes B-Class To Ditch MPV-Like Shape But Not Its Practical Cabin 12
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Scoops on 12 12th, 2017

Mercedes brought a prototype of the next B-Class out for some cold-weather testing, allowing us to get a closer look to the upcoming German compact model.

Despite the heavy camouflage, the next B-Class can’t hide its redesigned bodywork which looks more like a higher-roof version of the A-Class and less like an MPV, making it more attractive to the customer than before.

The interior will continue to offer plenty of room, along with clever storage solutions and a dashboard that will share a lot with the new A-Class, including the latest MBUX infotainment system.

After all, the two models share the same platform and the sharing will extend to active safety systems and engine options which will include petrol, diesel and 48V plug-in hybrid powertrains.

The new generation of the B-Class will continue its role as the most practical offering in Mercedes’ compact model range, which will include the A-Class hatch and sedan, the CLA in four-door coupe and Shooting Brake versions, the GLA crossover and probably even a new SUV dubbed GLB.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops


Mercedes To Debut New A-Class MBUX Infotainment Systems At CES 2018 12
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in CES, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, Tech on 12 12th, 2017

After sharing the first interior photos of the upcoming 2018 A-Class, Mercedes-Benz will give educate us on the car’s newly developed infotainment system on January 9, 2018, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The new infotainment system is named “Mercedes-Benz User Experience”, or MBUX for short, and promises “to ensure a pioneering in-car experience” by being “introduced as standard equipment in the next compact car generation”.

From the images shared with the next-gen A-Class’ interior, we already know that base grades will get two 7-inch displays, whereas better-equipped models will come with two 10.25-inch or one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch screens. These replace the traditional instrument panel on one side, and control the infotainment, air-conditioning, and other functions on the other.

As the Germans have already announced, the new MBUX will be found on the brand’s upcoming compact models, which include not only the new A-Class hatch, B-Class MPV, CLA four-door coupe, CLA Shooting Brake, and GLA, but also the A-Class sedan and yet another crossover, probably dubbed GLB.

Set to be displayed alongside the infotainment system at CES 2018 will be the Concept EQA and Smart Vision EQ ForTwo, in addition to the impressive Mercedes-AMG Project One.

The automaker will also demonstrate their automated and autonomous driving technology with test drives in Las Vegas.


Mercedes Recalls Half A Million Vehicles For Unexpected Airbag Deployment 22
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes C-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes E-Class, Mercedes GLA, Mercedes GLC, Mercedes GLK, NHTSA, Recalls on 10 22nd, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has announced the recall of nearly half a million vehicles across the United States due to a problem with their airbags.
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Scoop: Mercedes-Benz Is Making A New 2019 B-Class Too 20
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes Scoops, Mercedes Videos, Scoops, video on 10 20th, 2017

Minivans, in general, are far from popular these days, but Mercedes-Benz isn’t willing to let the B-Class go yet, as they're working on a new generation of their practical and tall compact car.
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Mercedes To Kill B-Class Electric Drive 31
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Reports on 07 31st, 2017

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will kill off the B-Class Electric Drive after the 2017 model year.
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Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz Compact Cars To Be Made In Finland As Well 24
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, Reports, Valmet on 03 24th, 2017

Besides the Hungarian plant in Kecskemet, the German facility in Rastatt, and the Chinese production site in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz will also produce the next generation compact cars in Finland.
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Mercedes To Add A Four-Door Sedan And An SUV To Its Compact Model Range 10
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, Reports on 01 10th, 2017

Mercedes has officially confirmed that they are going to expand their compact model lineup to eight models in total, at the official reveal of the updated GLA.
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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Welcomes Special ‘Edition B’ Variant 9
Posted by Brad Anderson in mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, new cars on 01 9th, 2017

There’s no doubt that the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is the most neglected model in the brand’s fleet of vehicles. Nevertheless, Daimler hasn’t completely forgotten about it and has just unveiled a new trim level for the compact model.
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What Is This Mercedes B-Class Doing In Illinois? 30
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, U Spy on 08 30th, 2016

Mercedes offers no shortage of models in America, but there are still more that never make it across the Atlantic. Like the B-Class for example.
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Mercedes-Benz To Open Second Plant At Its Site In Hungary 5
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Daimler, mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA, Reports on 08 5th, 2016

Mercedes-Benz will expand its operations in Hungary by investing approximately €1 billion ($1,1 billion) into a new plant, in Kecskemet.
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Leicester City Players Get Merc B-Class ‘Electric Drive’ Cars For Winning Premiership Title 6
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Reports on 05 6th, 2016

After winning the English Premier League title, all Leicester City players are set to receive a Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive model from Thai businessman and club chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
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Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz B-Class And CLA Confirmed For Hungarian Plant 2
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA, Reports on 05 2nd, 2016

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the new generations of B-Class and CLA will be produced at the same Hungarian plant as the current models in Kecskemet, which will be expanded.
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Next-Gen Mercedes A-Class Could Spawn Saloon, Two-Door Shooting Brake 9
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in mercedes, Mercedes A-Class, Mercedes B-Class, Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA, Reports on 04 9th, 2016

The four-year old A-Class has received a refreshed look in 2015, but it seems that it wasn't enough, as the 3-pointed star is reportedly planning a new generation in the next couple of years.
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2012 Merc B-Class New Spy Photos Emerge 27
Posted by Alex Ion in AMG, auto show, Automotive News, Autostyle, BlueZero, engines, GLK, grille, interior, mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, model., pictures, spoiler, spy, sunroof, wheelbase on 08 27th, 2010

New spy pictures of the 2012 Mercedes B-Class have emerged. The prototype has a strong resemblance to the BlueZero concept which debuted at the North American International Auto Show last year.

The 2012 Mercedes B-Class will be coming with a longer wheelbase, a Mercedes-Benz GLK-like grille, a panoramic glass sunroof and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. We also get a peek of the interior from one of the photos. But, unfortunately, we only get to see the rear seatbacks and the front armrest.

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The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class will be sportiest yet as a high-performance AMG variant was confirmed by the tuning arm’s outgoing boss Volker Mornhinweg late last month. AMG currently offers V-8 engines, but for the B-Class a new specially tuned four-cylinder engine will be developed.

The current Mercedes-Benz B-Class has enjoyed reasonable success in most of the markets. But the next-generation model due in 2011 is expected to sell in even higher volumes.

(Via WCF)