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2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class interior

    We've seen the full details on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class before, and we've even seen its interior, but these new shots of the inside of the compact luxury hatch show it off in detail--some of which is exquisite. Americans may yet get the chance to sample this car, though it's anyone's guess as to whether there's really a market for a premium compact at this level. Mercedes-Benz has consulted with its U.S. customer base on the B-Class, and while it hasn't released any final decision on the matter, it does seem to be tentatively optimistic about the car's chances here. We certainly hope to...

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    Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz Announce Platform Sharing For Etherea-Based Crossover

    The partnership between Renault-Nissan and Daimler will bear its first major fruit in 2014. Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan, has announced Infiniti will base an upcoming luxury compact on a Mercedes-Benz platform. Nissan and Daimler made their partnership official last April, stating at the...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
    First Mercedes-Benz U.S. Compact Luxury Vehicle To Debut At 2012 New York Auto Show

    With the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class freshly unveiled in Frankfurt, there's a lot of talk within the company about premium compacts. Unfortuately, there's been no solid word on the matter as yet for America--but we might not have too long to wait. Mercedes announced at an event this evening in...

  • Mercedes-Benz safety systems simulator, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Mercedes Safety Systems Simulator At Frankfurt: We "Crashed"

    Modern racing videogames are getting pretty good these days, with handling and graphics capabilities that allow for a pretty realistic driving experience. It's also cheaper than racing for real, not to mention safer - "Life has no 'reset' button", they often say. We were glad of that little detail...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class interior leak
    2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior Revealed

    The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class will make its official world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show this September before going on sale in Europe before the end of the year.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class teaser
    2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Details, Images Released

    Mercedes-Benz's new luxury hatchback could come to the U.S. for the first time. But will Americans be open to the idea of a compact luxury car?

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots

    The current Mercedes-Benz B-Class has enjoyed reasonable success in most of the markets it has been launched in, selling over 120,000 units in its first year alone, but the next-generation model due later this year is expected to sell in even higher volumes and will be sold in the U.S. for the first time, though probably not until sometime in 2012. The latest images show the B-Class in less camouflage, looking more production-ready than ever before, confirming it's drawing close to release. To increase sales, there are rumors that Mercedes-Benz is planning to expand the range by adding new...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots
    Report: Next Mercedes-Benz B-Class To Sport "Radical" Architecture

    The next iteration of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is rumored to be U.S.-bound, and we already have a good idea of what it looks like, both inside and out, from spy shots during testing. But according to a new report out of the U.K., there's a whole new car hiding just beneath the surface. In fact...

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    BMW And Mercedes-Benz Compacts Coming To U.S. Within Next Few Years

    Right now in the U.S. you can step into a brand new BMW for just under $30,000--for Mercedes-Benz the entry-point creeps a few thousand dollars higher--but in the next couple of years we should be seeing a range of more affordable models from both of the luxury stalwarts. That’s because both...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class rendering
    Rendered: 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

    The current Mercedes-Benz B-Class has enjoyed reasonable success in most of the markets it has been launched in, selling over 120,000 units in its first year alone, but the next-generation model due in 2011 is expected to sell in even higher volumes and will be sold in the U.S. for the first time...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots
    Mercedes-Benz Consults U.S. Customers For New B-Class Family

    The current Mercedes-Benz B-Class has enjoyed reasonable success in most of the markets it has been launched in, selling over 120,000 units in its first year alone, but the next-generation model due in 2011 is expected to sell in even higher volumes and will be sold in the U.S. for the first time...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots
    AMG Working On High-Performance 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

    The smallest Mercedes-Benz currently offered in the U.S. is the C-Class sedan but from next year onwards American buyers will be able to hop into the new B-Class, which is expected to arrive for the 2012 model year. Currently, the B-Class is only available as a hatchback but with the arrival of the...

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