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Next-Gen Mercedes B-Class to spawn coupe, crossover, EV & sedan?

 Next-Gen Mercedes B-Class to spawn coupe, crossover, EV & sedan?
2012 Mercedes B-Class spy photo / Copyright S. B. Medien

Entry-level luxury in full force

According to a report recent report, Mercedes will introduce three variants of the 2012 B-Class.

While details are limited, Autoweek is reporting the models will include a coupe, crossover and sedan. Despite the fact they will be based on the redesigned B-Class, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA - Ernst Lieb - stated they may not wear the B-Class name.

Under the hood, power will likely be provided by a variety of four-cylinder engines. Eventually, we could see a B-Class EV thanks to the recent partnership with Renault-Nissan.

As we have previously reported, the 2012 B-Class will feature a longer wheelbase, a GLK-like grille, and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. It will go on sale in 2011, but a near-production concept could be unveiled later this year.

Source: Autoweek

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Comments (4)

 Europaman1 Europaman1
Never mind the dull B class (or not B class)... is that a Nissan GTR in the back ground of the main picture...?
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September 1, 2010 9:38 am
 YaSSaL YaSSaL
How will they get a coupe from this? Hm...
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September 1, 2010 4:00 am
 Soorena Soorena
in Persian B means without , this thing is really B-Class !
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August 31, 2010 1:51 pm
 awhk awhk
Nice... GTR coming from the background... seriously the previous B needs a lot of improvement in order to live up to it's marque.
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August 31, 2010 11:51 am