The last time we saw a 2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class prototype, it was back in December and the camouflage it was wearing was quite heavy.
Now, the car looks a lot less shy, ditching the plastic cladding around the front, giving us a much appreciated sneak peak at its grille design. On top of that, we also get to see the interior, which features Mercedes‘ latest infotainment system, the same one that you’d find inside a new-generation A-Class hatchback.
The styling of the all-new B-Class is visibly sleeker than the one found on its predecessor, aka the current model. Where the 2018 B-Class looks sort of like a compressed version of the now-discontinued R-Class, the 2019 model seems to be more of a bigger A-Class, its platform sibling.
From what we can gather, the grille is not necessarily unlike the current one, although we imagine the car to look more aggressive due to its more angular headlights and pointy taillights – probably similar to the ones on the new A-Class, though bulkier.
A practical and more modern interior
Like the second-generation B-Class, the all-new third-gen model will focus on practicality and clever storage solutions, while also boasting modern safety and convenience features. Aesthetically, we see a shorter center console than on the new A-Class, with everything else appearing to be the similar in design and function.
Also, look close at the spy images and you’ll notice two distinctive interiors, one with a full length infotainment screen, and one with a split screen design (two 7-inch displays), probably reserved for the entry-level versions.
As for the car’s engine range, expect to see certain petrol and diesel A-Class units transition up to the all-new B-Class, although we wouldn’t hold our breath for anything with an AMG badge. Still, some sort of electrified power train should join the range at some point.