Demand for a hot MPV wouldn’t justify the costs, and it might be a bit early to roll out AMG variants of EQ models; moreover, with 402 HP, the EQC is already pretty nifty .
Mercedes is accepting orders for the plug-in hybrid A-Class in Germany, with prices starting at €36,943.55.
Order books have opened for the A-Class hatchback and sedan, while the B-Class will launch in a few weeks.
Merc likes its SUVs, but at the same time believes MPVs like the latest B-Class still have a future .
Euro NCAP has also tested the Mercedes B-Class, GLE, Skoda Scala, Kia Ceed and DS3 Crossback.
Mercedes’ A 35 4MATIC Saloon on display in Shanghai will be a China-only affair.
The new B-Class is available in Sport and AMG Line trim levels with either a 1.3-liter petrol or a 2.0 diesel engine.
Mercedes made sure its people carrier offers lots of space and practicality for those who’d rather not have an SUV.
European customers will be able to order it from December 3, with the first deliveries expected in February 2019.
Will Mercedes-AMG say yes to a B35? Probably not, but here’s what it could look like anyway.
We wouldn’t put our money on AMG applying its skills to the new Mercedes B-Class, but we wouldn’t rule it out, either.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class follows in the footsteps of the latest A-Class, adding a more spacious, high-tech and driver-focused interior, among others.