A revealing new photo of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class has surfaced online, ahead of its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Mercedes is keeping mum on most of the details, although it is known that the new small people-mover utilises a modified version of its predecessor’s modular platform. Despite its ‘recycled’ underpinnings, the new B-Class has grown in length by 86 mm, and in width by 70 mm. Taking on a more sporting look all-round, the new model is also 43 mm shorter, top to bottom.
Powertrains are expected to include a new 1.6-litre petrol engine with two states of tune, one producing 91 kW and 200 Nm of torque and the other developing 116 kW and 250 Nm. Two diesel options will be offered, again with one engine tuned to deliver different figures. The base 1.8 litre turbodiesel will output 81 kW and 250 Nm, with the second variant producing 101 kW and 300 Nm.