The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is a very reliable MPV. When it comes to practicality, passenger capacity, legroom, and luggage space, this presents an ideal choice. However, it is one of the often-overlooked products of the three-pointed star brand as buyer preference has mostly shifted to SUVs nowadays.
Despite being so underrated, the B-Class is here to stay. Recently, it was spotted wearing a partially camouflaged body. This is an indication that it is due for an update.
The spy shots from Motor1 show the B-Class sporting a zebra-patterned wrap on its nose covering the front bumper, front grille, and the headlamps. Strips of camouflage also cover the taillights and the level below the rear bumper. In cases like this, the hidden areas usually suggest the areas that developers are working on, so expect changes in the mentioned portions of the auto.
There’s no clue as to what Merc has in store in the cockpit of the MPV, but we expect it to at least get the latest version of the MBUX infotainment system. There is also a possibility that it will adopt the elements present in the redesigned A-Class to keep it fresh against the competition in the market.
As for the engine department, there’s no foreseen upgrade on the current four-cylinder petrol and diesel engine offerings of the B-Class, though it would be great if its maker comes up with a way to make it more fuel-efficient amid the continuously rising fuel prices.
The refreshed Mercedes-Benz B-Class will likely go on sale within the year. The facelifted model will most probably carry a 2023 model year badge.