Mercedes-Benz unveils 2009 B-Class facelift

Mercedes-Benz unveils 2009 B-Class facelift

After just three years on the market Mercedes-Benz has revised the design and engineering of the B-Class MPV, giving it a range of more efficient engines as well as a new look. The facelift program focused on improving the car’s green credentials and includes an engine lineup that burns up to 7% less fuel than the previous generation and undercuts current EU limits by as much as 90%.

The B-Class continues to be available with a choice of six engines, two direct-injection diesel units (80 kW/109 hp and 103 kW/140 hp) delivering up to 300Nm of torque, as well as four petrol engines with a peak power output of up to 142 kW/193 hp and a maximum torque of 280Nm. The range also gets Mercedes’ new ‘ECO’ engine stop-start technology as well as a flex-fuel model that can run on either petrol or natural gas and park assist.

The lineup includes a 95hp B150, 109hp B180CDI, 140hp B200 CDI, 116hp B170 and B170 NGT (flex-fuel model), 136hp B200 and a 193hp B200 Turbo range topper.

Changes to the car’s styling include a revised front-end with a new grille design and more aggressive bumper. The facelifted range also sees the exterior mirror housings, door handles and skirt panels painted the same color as the rest of the car. At the back are a new set of taillamps, a new bumper and optional chrome detailing.

Inside, the facelifted B-Class gets new fabric trim and optional Artico faux leather for the seats.