A plane flies above as a Mercedes-Benz logo is seen outside its Shanghai office, August 5, 2014.
A plane flies above as a Mercedes-Benz logo is seen outside its Shanghai office, August 5, 2014.Reuters

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz will pull the wraps off its B-Class facelift in India on 11 March.

The car has undergone many changes on the inside as well as outside to finally result in the facelifted avatar. On the exterior front, the new B-Class facelift will flaunt new front and rear bumpers with re-worked headlamps and taillights and the model will also get larger air dam and a fine chrome touch at the rear.

Inside the cabin, the model will feature an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a multi-function steering wheel and ambient lighting. The engine line-up of the new B-Class facelift is likely to include the same 1.6 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged engine and 2.2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel motor which can churn out 120 bhp and 200 Nm of torque and 108 bhp and 250 Nm of torque, respectively. The transmission is likely to be taken care of by the dual-clutch seven-speed automatic gearbox. The model will be brought to India as a completely built-up unit (CBU).

Mercedes-Benz's current line-up in India includes A Class, B Class, sedans C Class, E Class, and S Class, besides the locally made S Class, E-Class, C-Class, GL-Class and the M-Class models. There are also AMG models like C 63 AMG, E 63 AMG, G 63 AMG, GL 63 AMG, SLS AMG and ML 63 AMG.

Expected Features of Mercedes-benz B-Class Facelift :


1.6-litre petrol/ 120 bhp/ 200Nm

2.2-litre diesel/ 108 bhp/ 250 Nm


New rear and front bumpers

New headlight with daytime running LED lamps

New taillights


Multifunction steering wheel

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Ambient lighting with a choice of 12 colours