Mike Stevens | Jul 12, 2011

Mercedes-Benz has today released new teaser images and technical details for its upcoming and all-new 2012 B-Class.

The news follows the surfacing last month of a mystery photo that revealed the completely undisgused rear-end of the new small MPV, featuring Mercedes' new elongated tail-lights and sharp swooping character lines.

Among these latest teaser images is a blacked-out look at the profile of the new B-Class, along with a group of technical illustrations that reveal some of the new model's components and systems.

Moving the new model even further away from its former platform-mate, the A-Class - which gets an all-new architecture for 2012 - the new B-Class is built on a stretched version of the current model's underpinnings.

It measures 4359mm long and 1786mm wide - an increase of 89mm and 9mm respectively. Height has fallen by 43mm however, now measuring 1557mm.

2012 mercedes benz b class teaser 03

Internationally, the 2012 B-Class will be offered with a range of new direct-injected petrol and diesel engines. On the petrol front, two versions of a 1.6 litre engine will be offered, producing 90kW/200Nm and 115kW/250Nm.

Diesel engines will include a 80kW/250Nm 1.8 litre engine and a 100kW/300Nm version of the same engine. A 2.0 litre diesel is also slated to join the range, with details to be released closer to launch.

All engines for the new B-Class will be paired with start/stop technology, and transmissions will include a six-speed manual or Mercedes' updated 7G Tronic seven-speed automatic transmission.

More details are expected to be revealed when the 2012 B-Class makes its global debut at September's Frankfurt Motor Show.



The new B-Class is expected to make its Australian debut in the second quarter of next year, with specification and pricing details to be revealed closer to launch.

Get the best deal on this car!
Get a great deal from our national accredited supply network. Fill in the form or call 1300 438 639
Name required
Last Name should be a hidden field. Please delete if you are a real person.
Valid Phone required
Valid Postcode required
Valid Email required
Thank you for your enquiry.
One of our accredited supply network will be in touch in the next 24 hours.
Follow Mike Stevens on Google+