Sports Tourer

The new generation B-Class is without compromises. Planning an extended road trip? It’s the one. Need a practical, efficient city car? Taking the whole family on an outing? Got a big load to move? It can do it all. The B-Class complements any lifestyle and makes every trip a pleasure. As beautiful as it is practical, it’s the perfect car for every occasion.

  • B-Class

    Launched in 2005.

2005 The first generation B-Class (W245) is introduced and marks Mercedes-Benz’s entry into the premium compact class. The first generation B-Class is released in Europe and Canada.
2006 The first generation B-Class is launched in Japan.
2008 The first generation B-Class receives a facelift with a restyled bonnet, new-look exterior mirrors, alloy wheels, remodelled rear bumper and interior and technological improvements. Facelift models include B 170 NGT Blue EFFICIENCY.
2010 B-Class F-CELL unveiled in Vancouver. Unique edition B55, built at the Rastatt plant by Mercedes-Benz apprentices, sees the light.
2011 Various B-Class Grand Edition models are unveiled. Second-generation B-Class (W246) is unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show. B-Class E-CELL PLUS is unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
2012 B 200 Natural Gas Drive wows the Paris Motor Show. B-Class Electric Drive concept is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. In South Africa, the B-Class Compact Sports Tourer is unveiled, a premium hatchback which fuses space and practicality with luxury and 'green' credentials.
2013 B-Class Electric Drive is unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.
2014 The 2015 B-Class Facelift is unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.


Sporty, yet practical, its body reveals details of its multiple personalities in every curve. The imposing front bumper and sharp headlamps give it a cunning grin, which stretches back into sweeping lines along its sides. The bold, aerodynamic shapes give it a commanding presence. The redesigned rear is equally impressive with its dual, trapezoidal exhausts.

Organic and dynamic by design, the exterior of the B-Class combines timeless Mercedes-Benz heritage with the best of contemporary thinking. Its curving roof pays homage to the iconic Pagoda model and runs back into its sporty roof spoiler. Aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors, bold wheel arches and striking side panels place it in a category of its own.  

A natural-born leader, the B-Class was crafted with meticulously selected materials with special attention to detail. Its flexibility allows it to effortlessly transition between transporting passengers, commuting and carrying large hauls. The upscale, polished interior is accentuated by optional equipment such as ambient lighting, available in 12 colours, and exceptional trim elements. 

The B-Class’s all-rounder personality is reflected in its impressive technological features. 4MATIC’s innovative slip and grip system gives the car front-wheel bias to save fuel, but can activate all-wheel drive in a flash when extra traction is needed. Instantly adjust driving characteristics to adapt to any situation by switching between options on the centre console which include: economy, sport, or manual mode. 

For safety no detail was overlooked. LED high-performance headlamps offer wider light distribution at night, making the road safer for you and other road users. Innovative features, such as automatic front passenger airbag deactivation, make the ride safer for children. The full range of Driver Assistance and Safety systems is available in the B-Class, including COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, ATTENTION ASSIST, and DISTRONIC PLUS

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