Underpinned by the same platform as the latest A-Class, the B-Class has a slightly larger footprint than the car it replaces.
Inside, it has loads of legroom and headroom at the back and with a sliding rear bench that’s coming shortly, the 2019 B-Class will become even more practical. Boot space is very good, and it can become even better with the rear seats folded down. As for the rest of the interior, expect A-Class quality and technology features, including the new MBUX infotainment system that’s on the standard equipment list.
The slightly higher driving position compared to the hatchback provides good all around visibility. And on the go, AutoExpress says the new B-Class is a really nice car to drive, although that 7-speed DCT gearbox can feel a bit hesitant occasionally. Still, in 220d flavor, performance is almost at the same level with hot hatches.
Merc’s people carrier, which will be available in Europe starting December 3, does have other strong and weak points, which are detailed in the video review that follows right below.