At a glance: The technical highlights of the new B-Class

At a glance: The technical highlights of the new B-Class

Active head restraints: These newly developed head restraints provide even better occupant protection during an impact. Standard for the front seats
Active Light System : The headlamp beams follow the steering movements. Standard in conjunction with
bi-xenon headlamps
Adaptive belt force limiters: This technology reduces the belt forces acting on the occupants during a crash. Standard for driver and front passenger
Adaptive front airbags: The front airbags are deployed in two stages depending on accident severity. Standard
AUTOTRONIC: This newly developed Mercedes automatic transmission is continuously variable. Optional
Belt status indicator: A display informs the driver whether the rear passengers are wearing their seat belts. Standard
Belt tensioners: Any slack in the seat belt is immediately taken up during a crash. Standard for driver and front passenger, also for outer rear seats
Bi-xenon headlamps: Gas-discharge lamps for low and main beam increase driving safety at night. Optional
Booster heater: An electric PTC heater ensures pleasant temperatures after a cold start. Standard in CDI models
Child seat recognition: A transponder system automatically detects whether a reboard child seat is installed, in which case it deactivates the front passenger airbag.

Optional for special, transponder-equipped child seats

COMAND APS: This system integrates operation of the car radio, Europe-wide DVD navigation and telephone. Optional
Common-rail injection: The diesel engines are equipped with second-generation CDI technology, with further advantages in fuel consumption and exhaust/noise emissions. Standard in CDI models
Cornering light function: More safety on junctions and on tight bends. Standard in conjunction with
bi-xenon headlamps
Crash boxes: Impact-absorbing elements in the front end can be inexpensively replaced after a minor impact. Standard
EASY-VARIO System: Both rear seat backrests and the front passenger seat are removable. Optional
Electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering: The servo assistance is regulated according to the vehicle speed. Standard
ESP®: This system reduces the risk of skidding. Standard
Head/thorax bags: These side airbags protect the head and chest areas of front seat occupants. Standard for driver and front passenger
Headlamp Assist: A sensor on the windscreen detects low-light conditions and automatically switches on the vehicle lights. Standard in the exterior light and sight package
Height-adjustable load compartment floor: The height of the load compartment floor can be adjusted in two stages. Standard
Multicontour seat: Air cushions enable the seat contour to be individually adjusted to the driver’s body shape. Optional for the driver’s seat
Multifunction steering wheel: The car radio, telephone, navigation system and other units can be operated from the steering wheel. Standard
Panoramic sliding sunroof: The louvres of the sliding roof consist of transparent plastic. Optional
Parabolic rear axle: This newly developed axle improves handling stability and ride comfort. Standard
Particulate filter: This system operates without additives and reduces particulate emissions. Optional for CDI models
Rain sensor: The windscreen wiper is controlled to suit the rain intensity. Standard in the exterior light and sight package
Sandwich concept: This Mercedes invention improves occupant safety during a severe frontal impact, as the engine and transmission slide downwards. The concept also has advantages during a lateral collision. Standard
Selective damping system: Shock absorber response is automatically controlled to suit the driving situation. Standard
Sidebags in the rear: These side-mounted airbags reduce the risk of injury in a lateral collision. Optional
Six-speed manual transmission: This newly developed transmission has outstanding gearshift precision. Standard in CDI models and the
B 200 TURBO
Sound system: A multi-channel system provides surround sound on every seat. Optional
STEER CONTROL: This steering assistance system responds to critical handling situations with variable servo assistance to help the driver stabilise the vehicle. Standard
THERMOTRONIC: The automatic climate control system is equipped with a temperature, sunshine, humidity and air quality sensor. Optional
Tunnel closing: Pressing the air recirculation switch closes all open windows and the sunroof when entering a tunnel or underground car park. Standard
Tyre pressure loss warning system: ESP® technology is used to detect any major loss of tyre pressure. Standard
Windowbags: The large air cushions extend from the A-pillar to the C-pillar like a safety curtain. Optional