Small MPVs are not too popular in North America. Moreover, they are at the very bottom of the list. Still, this doesn’t mean that they have no quality at all. No, they are quite useful and profitable, especially in Europe. One of the best of the kind comes from Germany. The car is currently undergoing a complete redesign, and these are the first spy shots of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
The prototype has been caught partly revealed but without the front bumper. Judging by what we see here, the new B-Class will likely keep its A-pillar untouched, while the roof seems to be smoother. The carmaker hasn’t revealed anything regarding the footprint, yet we think that the MPV sports a few additional inches. In addition, there are new headlights, while the hood gets a more rounded design. It’s important to mention that the 2019 Mercedes B-Class features halogen headlights and LED daytime running lights. We can’t really figure out what’s changed around back, but the MVP will probably host a pair of new taillights and a redesigned bumper. On the other hand, the rear hatch appears to feature the same lines.
Even though it’s going to be larger from its predecessor, the new generation B-Class will keep its curb weight unchanged. That’s due to a new architecture that cuts pounds with lightweight materials. The MFA2 platform will also enable implementation of new engines, including some alternative options like a plug-in hybrid or even all-electric in the near future. Still, the new generation of the small but luxurious MVP will mostly rely on inline-4 engines, both gasoline and diesel.
The redesigned 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class will make its debut early next year, likely in Geneva. The biggest rival of the interesting MVP will be BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer.