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As part of the facelift, Mercedes-Benz has also revised the model range and aligned it logically with the other compact models. The two new design and equipment lines for the models with alternative drive systems have been given the names Style and Urban. A further line, Electric Art, is available as an option for the B-Class Electric Drive.
The Style equipment line underlines the stylish appearance of the B-Class. Exterior characteristics include light-alloy wheels in an expressive design, radiator trim with two louvres painted in iridium silver with chrome inserts, and shoulderline trim strips in chrome. For the stylish interior there are seats with Vianen upholstery fabric, trim with a line pattern, and selected elements in silver chrome such as the moulding on the multifunction steering wheel, highlights on the gear lever, and the switches on the top control panel. Useful details like a double cup holder on the centre console and a 12 V socket in the rear round off the high-quality feel.
The Urban equipment line emphasises the vehicle's sportiness both inside and out. The radiator trim with two louvres painted in iridium silver with chrome inserts, the 43.2 cm (17-inch) 5-spoke (B-Class Natural Gas Drive) or 4-spoke (B-Class Electric Drive) light-alloy wheels and the twin-pipe exhaust system integrated into the bumper with chrome-effect tailpipe trim (B-Class Natural Gas Drive) add dynamic highlights. In the interior, the sporty character is on display with seats featuring upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/Montfoort fabric and a leather multifunction steering wheel with perforated grip area. Details such as contrasting topstitching, silver chrome highlights and sail pattern trim round off the high-quality feel.
Exclusive to the B-Class Electric Drive is the Electric Art equipment line, bringing a particularly dynamic and very individual look to the car. The two paintwork finishes available for this model are cirrus white and south sea blue. Further features of the exterior include 45.7 cm (18-inch) multi-spoke light-alloy wheels with highlights in south sea blue in conjunction with the cirrus white paint finish, or white highlights in conjunction with south sea blue paintwork. The louvres of the radiator grille are also painted white/blue, while the side of the vehicle bears the words "Electric Drive". The stylishly coordinated interior includes the 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel and the perforated leather shift lever with silver chrome highlights. The seats and the upper section of the dashboard are finished in ARTICO man-made leather, in each case with decorative stitching in blue. Further enhancement comes courtesy of silver chrome highlights and sail-effect trim. The final touch is added by floor mats that also feature contrasting stitching in blue and the words "Electric Drive".
Further individualisation of the B-Class Natural Gas Drive and B-Class Electric Drive is possible with the Exclusive package. Highlights include heated front seats with 4-way lumbar support that, like the multifunction steering wheel and gear lever, are covered with high-quality leather. The instrument panel and door centre panel are trimmed with matching ARTICO man-made leather. Leather seats are available in the following expressive colours: cranberry red, hazelnut brown and black. Silver chrome design elements also help to create an exclusive ambience. Among the many other practical details are infrared convenience closing and a 12 V socket in the rear.
The optional RANGE PLUS range extender for the B-Class Electric Drive (for technical details see chapter on this model) comes as a package that also encompasses added insulation of the roof and doors as well as a heated front windscreen. In cold weather, the latter very quickly ensures good visibility without the need to scrape the windscreen. Integrated into the windscreen, the heating system thaws any ice in around 3.5 minutes to a point where it can be swept aside with the windscreen wipers. Heat-insulating, dark-tinted glass for the rear side windows and rear windscreen protect rear-seat passengers from prying eyes as well as from direct sunlight. The heated front windscreen similarly reduces glare from the sun.
New optional extras include the KEYLESS-GO starting function - whereby the vehicle is started by pressing the starter button - and also KEYLESS-GO. This access and drive authorisation system, which also incorporates the KEYLESS-GO starting function, allows the vehicle to be opened, started and locked simply by carrying the electronic key with you.