Mercedes B-Class 2014 facelift spied

31 Jul, 2014 1:37pm Jordan Bishop

Mercedes B-Class to receive minor facelift, including subtle styling tweaks and updated tech

Mercedes is readying a facelift for the Mercedes B-Class, and our spy photographers have caught the compact MPV taking a break from testing in the mountains of southern Europe.

Details are fairly thin on the ground at the moment, but based on the minimal disguise this test car is wearing, expect only subtle styling tweaks focused on the front end, including what appear to be slimmer, angular headlights, a bulkier lower bumper and larger air intakes.

The exterior redesign is otherwise limited at this stage to revised taillights, but inside Mercedes looks set to implement a more thorough overhaul. While the overall layout looks essentially unchanged, with three central metal aircon vents clearly visible and again located under the large centrally-mounted colour display, the B-Class will gain new in-car tech and additional standard kit.

Under the metal, it’s doubtful Mercedes will revise the existing engine range, although power outputs and efficiency could both receive a small boost.

We’ll keep you posted as more details come to light, particularly in the run up to the Paris Motor Show this October, when the updated B-Class is likely to appear in public for the first time. Given the nature of the facelift, we understand prices will remain largely the same as the current line-up when order books open later this year.

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