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July 24, 2019

Mercedes Philippines Brings More Versatile, High-Tech B-Class (w/ Specs)

Auto Nation Group, the official distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the Philippines, unveils the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, redefining practicality, versatility, and safety while continuing to put emphasis on a sportier tourer identity. The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is the second vehicle to receive an update following the A-Class in 2018.

With an exciting and progressive new design, the new B-Class has redefined its relaxed and practical look with a sportier profile without sacrificing space or user value. Traditionally, the B-Class is the ideal family car because of its emphasis on space, comfort, and safety yet sporting a compact vehicle profile thereby revolutionizing interior design while retaining cargo space.

The new B-Class offers increased interior dimensions from its predecessor, offering more headroom, elbowroom in both the front and the rear. It also has a through-loading capability for longer luggage thanks to its 40/20/40 lay-fold rear seats. The seats themselves are now more elevated improving all-around visibility in the process.

Heightening its safety, it comes with extended Active Brake Assist as a standard. Depending on the situation, it can effectively help to mitigate the consequences of rear-end collisions with slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicles ahead, and even with crossing pedestrians and cyclists, or prevent them altogether. It also has Attention Assist with adjustable sensitivity, which can warn the driver in a timely manner of inattentiveness and drowsiness.

From its debut on the new A-Class, the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is also found in the all-new B-Class. At the heart of the MBUX system is a highly intelligent virtual assistant, which is activated by pressing a button in the steering wheel or by simply saying, “Hey Mercedes”.  It accesses commands to functions such as navigation, telephony, climate control, and entertainment. A unique feature of this system is its ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence.

Inside, the new B-Class continues what the new A-Class started. Its interior is featured by the wide screen display, which serves as the instrument cluster and the infotainment system powered by the MBUX. The five round air vents feature a high-grade turbine look with finely styled air ducts, inspired by the world of aviation. Its Artico-leather-made seat offers excellent ergonomics and a high degree of comfort even on longer journeys.

Currently, Auto Nation is offering just one variant of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. The B 180 Progressive is powered by a 1.33-liter 4-cylinder engine (M282) with 136 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. Mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic, it drives the front wheels.

The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is priced at P 2,690,000. All Mercedes-Benz dealerships nationwide are now accepting pre-orders and reservations starting today.

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