Mercedes Benz India will mark its entry into the Indian premium small car market with the launch of the Mercedes Benz the B-Class Sports Tourer on the 19th of July, 2012. The new B Class had been spotted undergoing testing in India numerous times earlier and the German Automaker has already put across a countdown timer to the launch on its Indian website.
The new Mercedes Benz B Class to be launched in India will come with both petrol and diesel engine options with the engines being mated to a 7G-DCT gearbox. The cars will come loaded with features like a Speed Limit Assist, Active Parking Assist, Brake Hold and Hill Hold Function, Distronic Plus, Blind Spot Detection System and Adaptive Headlamp Assist.
Mercedes-Benz will locally assemble the B-Class in India via CKD as assembly lines at the Chakan facility are being installed for both A-Class and B-Class. Price details of the new B-Class are yet to be released, but it is expected to be priced under Rs. 25 lakhs bringing tough competition to the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.
We will be doing a full review after the official launch so stay tuned.