Versatile Mercedes B-Class interior upgraded as standard  

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For its latest B-Class vehicle, Mercedes has fitted the driver-side of the interior with a dual-screen display consisting of a 7in instrument cluster and a 10.25in head unit as standard. Available as an optional extra, a pair of 10.25in displays can be chosen for a widescreen look.

A redesigned center console and a new steering wheel upholstered in nappa leather feature on the basic model and, for the first time, a heated steering wheel can be selected in the AMG variant.

A wide range of colors and materials can be selected for the car’s interior, with even the basic trim level benefitting from seats with a 3D-embossed Artico cover and ergonomically shaped seats for maximum driver and passenger comfort.

The B-Class’s Progressive equipment variant features seats in black, black and macchiato, and the OEM’s new black and sage gray. The seats for this trim level can also be upgraded to black or brown leather. A newly developed trim with a star pattern delivers highlights within the interior. The AMG line of the new B-Class features a black Artico/Microcut interior with red contrast topstitching.

By 2030, Mercedes-Benz aims to have at least halved the CO2  emissions per passenger car in its new vehicle fleet over the entire lifecycle compared with 2020. In line with this, it has used recycled materials in the B-Class. The center section of the comfort seat benefits from fabrics made from 100% recycled material, while the Artico/Microcut seats use 65% recycled material for the seat surface and 85% for the materials underneath.

Even the base version of the B-Class benefits from a reversing camera, multimedia displays and a USB package for charging devices. Customers who select the Progressive equipment variant and upward will gain a lumbar support seat, a Mirror package and an Easy Pack tailgate.

Scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2023, a fingerprint sensor will enable the identification and authorization of the driver. Connectivity with smartphones is delivered via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto Wireless.

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