Merc B-Class launched at the Geneva Motor Show
AGAIN NO UPRIGHT STAR. Grrrrr.
B Class: Mercedes Compact Sports Tourer
It is no secret that Mercedes is the driving force behind DaimlerChrysler
(in 2003, it made a profit of 3.1 billion euros). This is why Mercedes is
permanently garnering projects and renewing its range, with 10 major new
models expected by 2008.
The Mercedes B Class project was already introduced at the Paris
International Motor Show (under the name of Vision B), and positions the
German manufacturer in the compact people carrier market, in direct
competition with the Renault Scιnic, Vauxhall/Opel Zafira and Ford Focus
Big brother of the A Class, this new people carrier will be 43 cm/17 in
longer (4.27 m/14 ft in total) but no more than 1.60 m/5.2 ft high, hence
the more sporty aerodynamics. It will have a spacious boot (525 dm3/18.5
ft3) and a cabin with room for 5, with a panoramic glass sunroof and
dual-zone automatic air conditioning. Modularity, on the other hand, is a
little disappointing since the back seats are not independent and you have
to make do with a standard bench seat.
For direct contact replace nospam with schmetterling