Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Somewhere in my mind, Pixar-animated DaimlerChrysler small cars are arguing over who gets to make it to the American market next. Not because they yearn for the shores of freedom or anything like that, but it seems that every time DCX decides to bring anything smaller than a C-Class to the US, the car gets a facelift. First it determined the American market was ready for the SMART ForTwo, so that got a revision. Now, following reports that Mercedes would begin offering the B-Class in the United States, disguised test mules of an updated B have been spied undergoing testing.

The facelifted B-Class will get a front end with revised grille, bumper and headlights. The side mirrors will get turn signals built in, and the tail end will get a new bumper and tail-lights. The engine line-up is expected to be shaken up a bit too with Mercedes' latest efficient engines. The new B-Class is anticipated to debut in spring 2008; no official word on when the B-Class will debut stateside, but if and when it does, you can bet it'll be the new version.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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