We have the chance now to personalize the Mercedes-Benz B-Class even further with the extensive lineup of accessories that the company is offering. These features include mobile phone cradles and portable Rear Seat Entertainment system. Also available are parking aids like the Quickpark acoustic warning system and a reversing camera. Another retrofit option is the new COMAND Online system -- with or without DVD changer.
The Audio 20 Radio can also be converted into a powerful navigation system with 3D map views, thanks to the Becker MAP PILOT navigation system.
Options for exterior enhancements include rim locks, light-alloy wheels, hub caps and valve caps. For the interiors, stainless steel pedal covers and leather steering wheel are options. There is also an array of child seats for every age group.
Additionally, an aluminum carrier system, which can be integrated with a range of roof boxes, snowboard and ski racks, and bicycle racks, will meet most personal transport needs.
A trailer coupling can also meet these needs. There is also a collection of accessories for the load compartment that can help keep clutter away and make personal items secure. P.S. Also check the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Accessories!
In terms of aerodynamics, the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class sits on top of its market segment with a coefficient of drag of 0.26. This was achieved by providing the new B-Class with an aerodynamic exterior and an array of optimization measures on points of detail like the air flow around the front wheels, the cooling air flow, and the underbody design.
In fact, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is laden with a number of aerodynamic details with pending patents, like the serrated wheel arch spoiler. Amazingly, the coefficient of drag of the new B-Class could further be improved to be at par with the Mercedes E-Class Coupé by availing of the optional ECO Technology package, which will soon be available. At a height of 1,557 mm, the new B-Class is nearly five centimeters shorter than its predecessor.
In a typical car, this could mean lesser space inside. However, the opposite could be said for the new B-Class. To facilitate boarding while maintaining a decent overview of the car’s contours, Mercedes reduced the seat height in relation to the road by 86 mm.
Moreover, Mercedes improved its headroom and made the sitting position inside the cabin more upright. Now, the new Mercedes B-Class – the one with no sliding roof – features a maximum headroom of 1,047 mm at the front, which counts the car among the most spacious in its segment. The more upright sitting position as well as the lowered vehicle floor at the rear allows the B-Class to surpass even the S- and the E-Class in terms of legroom, offering around 976 mm.
As a matter of interest, B-Class customers may avail of the optional EASY-VARIO-PLUS system that allows them to reorganize the car’s interior, thereby making transportation of bulky items more viable.
This system allows the rear seats to be adjusted (fore or aft) by up to 140 mm which hikes the total capacity of the luggage compartment from 488 liters to 666 liters. In addition, the optional EASY-VARIO-PLUS system includes a front passenger seat which has a backrest that can be folded forward onto the seat cushion.