Frankfurt 11' Preview: 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Unveiled

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been officially unveiled ahead of its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month.

The all-new B-Class MPV is now lower and sportier than its predecessor. It’s overall design borrows cues from Mercedes’ current design language. Mercedes claims that the new B-Class will be more agile and efficient than the past generation.

The 2012 B-Class can be powered by a range of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The gasoline engine is a 1.6L that puts out either 122 horsepower or 156 horsepower. The diesel engine is a 1.8L unit that generates either 109 horsepower or 136 horsepower. The engines can be mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch transmission. There are rumors about a more powerful AMG version.

Will the B-Class come to the U.S.? It’s a possibility…

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