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Omar
01-07-2005, 10:59 AM
Original Thread: <A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=spy&action=display&num=1086813562" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....13562</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52548.jpg<p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52549.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52549.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52550.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52550.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52551.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52551.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52552.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/52552.jpg</A><br>SOURCE: autobild.de</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carrera4</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks like an american desert, right?<br>source: Autobild.de<br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54443.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54443.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54444.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54444.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54445.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54445.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54446.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54446.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54447.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54447.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54448.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54448.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54449.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54449.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54450.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54450.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54451.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54451.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54452.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54452.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54453.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54453.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54454.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54454.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54455.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54455.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54456.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54456.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54457.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54457.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54458.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54458.jpg</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><i>Modified by Santeno at 1:35 PM 1/7/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 4:45 PM 1/12/2005</i>

Santeno
01-07-2005, 11:23 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Spy video(right click on link "save as") of the Bclass from Autobild, you can see one the prototypes that I got pics of before and then later on a less disguised version:<p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/video/mb_bklasse-xl.avi" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/video/mb_bklasse-xl.avi</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chickpig</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54855.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54854.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54851.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54852.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/54853.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: autobild</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>Here's an article about the B from today's autoexpress:</b><p><i>MERC'S NEW PLAN B<p>Images in the current issue of Auto Express magazine reveal the truth about the car that's set to take on the executive hatch market with a winning combination of style and practicality. <p>The B-Class will fit in the Mercedes line-up between the A and C-Class. It's already well into its development programme, and is tipped to be unveiled in concept form early next year. Following the GST (Grand Sports Tourer) show car, which will be named R-Class when it is also revealed in 2005, this hatch has been codenamed CST - short for Compact Sports Tourer - and will wear B-Class badges when it goes on sale. Based on a lengthened version of the A-Class platform, the newcomer will offer a flexible cabin and room for five. The mag/s spy shot confirms the dashboard will be similar in layout to the smaller car's. While the focus will be on practicality, Mercedes' engineers know that the B-Class must be dynamically capable, too. <p>As with many models in the firm's line-up, it's thought the car will come in two and four-wheel-drive form, although UK cars will be front-wheel drive only. There will be a choice of 1.5, 1.7 and 2.0-litre normally aspirated petrol en-gines, plus a hot 2.0 turbo flagship. Meanwhile, diesel fans will be offered several variants of a 2.0-litre oil-burner. UK prices are uncomfirmed, but buyers should expect to pay from 15,500.</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/bcls1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium.uploadit.org/ascariss/bcls2.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>SOURCE: Automotor und sport</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">New pics, sorry for the delay, slept in today. <IMG SRC="http://www.uploadit.org/ascariss/rofl.gif" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss/bclasslatest01.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss/bclasslatest02.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss/bclasslatest03.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://premium1.uploadit.org/ascariss/bclasslatest04.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Thanks to ewans for the pics.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 1:36 PM 1/7/2005</i>

Santeno
01-07-2005, 11:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Omar</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><I>Here are the lastest pics: <p><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/g....html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/g....html</A> <p>Spy Shot: Mercedes-Benz B-Class <p>The B-Class is, as its name suggests, intended to sit in the M-B range between the A-Class and the entry-level C-Class models. Obviously. Less obviously, it is conceptually a smaller answer to the upcoming R-Class, an opulent 4x4-crossover station wagon which shares its underpinnings with the new M-Class. It's front-wheel drive only, and considerably more compact, but it shares a similar approach in its roof height and interior versatility. The show car on display at the Detroit Motor Show, called Vision B Compact Sports Tourer, is fitted with a new four-cylinder 140bhp diesel engine and a new CVT auto gearbox, but expect production cars to come with a similar engine line-up to the C-Class, starting with 1.8-litre units. <br>Mercedes hopes that this model will appeal to a whole new younger generation of customers, and sees it as a competitor to cars like the Subaru Impreza wagon and Saab 9-2X, Audi A3 Sportwagon and perhaps the upcoming Volkswagen Golf Plus. It also expects it to be bought as a second or third car in households which already have an S-Class or other larger Mercedes, as an economical runaround. Prices in the US are expected to start from around $25,000. Although Mercedes hasn't yet confirmed availability in Europe of this model, initially claiming that it has been designed specifically with US buyers in mind, it's likely that we will be offered a version at a later date. <br><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/03-large/Mercedes-B-class-001.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/03-large/Mercedes-B-class-002.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/spyshots/M/mercedes/03-large/Mercedes-B-class-003.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: 4CAR <br>THE REAR LIGHTS SCREAM LEXUS LS430!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> although i still like the way it looks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bowdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>those look like AMG alloy wheels. BTW the back of the car says "200 CDI</I> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>

Chris_Doane
01-07-2005, 12:50 PM
Haha...the photographer was literally hiding in the bushes.

vivaki
01-07-2005, 02:18 PM
looks great and I can see myself buying this as a 3rd car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0">

Rugbyplaya91
01-08-2005, 01:35 PM
Remiends of me the other one that mercades has... hmm can't remember the name but it looks very similar

Top Secret
01-08-2005, 07:00 PM
A-Class right?

hollc004
01-09-2005, 02:53 PM
Looks like a squashed E-class estate. I really like the direction that mercedes are taking now. The merging of the bonnet and the lights look fantastic well done Mr mercedes

Top Secret
01-09-2005, 06:16 PM
A squashed E-Class? Dude, I don't know what the hell you're looking at, but it certainy ain't the B-Class.

Ascariss
01-12-2005, 05:47 PM
bigger pics:<p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/62309.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/62309.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/62311.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/62311.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/62312.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/62312.jpg</A><p>

Dan J.
01-12-2005, 06:04 PM
The B-Class will be sold in N. America? If so when and what price range will this be in?<br>

AU-297
01-12-2005, 09:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RepoMan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The B-Class will be sold in N. America? If so when and what price range will this be in?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes it will... as a 2006!

The Water Is Poison
01-13-2005, 04:20 AM
I would imagine that it would be priced below the C class

Top Secret
01-13-2005, 04:23 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would imagine that it would be priced below the C class</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Logically, using the alphabet, it should be more expensive than the A-Class and cheaper than the C-Class.<p>I can't wait for this car to be officially released. Bung in a manual gearbox and I'll be happy.

bolita
01-13-2005, 11:55 AM
Will this compete against the upcoming volvo C-30?<br>

Laguna
01-13-2005, 12:10 PM
I think this will compete with the Vauxhall Zafira

Charger
01-16-2005, 05:12 PM
<A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/index.asp?article=7995&sid=178&n=158" TARGET="_blank">http://www.thecarconnection.co...n=158</A>

DoMiNo
01-17-2005, 02:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Laguna</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ugh. Ugly back lights even I can design better lights. CLK back lights right?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>DCX: "Well golly gee, then, you're hired!"

DoMiNo
01-17-2005, 02:02 AM
I wonder how this thing's gonna do here in the States. I hope it catches on. If people in this country get it through their heads that you can buy a car smaller than a schoolbus and still be cool, we'll be on our way to doing some serious (and much-needed) downsizing.<p>I just hope BMW doesn't get the wild idea of bringing that god awful 1-series over here. Because we won't be havin' that.

Top Secret
01-17-2005, 03:36 AM
So how is the B-Class allowed to come to the US but no the 1 Series? You said yourself that the people of the US need to downsize.

hollc004
01-17-2005, 10:16 AM
I think mercedes is onto a dimond if they release this updated model of the origional. It looks much smaller that the origional with at the moment is all the rage, People eith buy big or stylish little street runners.

laurensbenz
01-17-2005, 10:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hollc004</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think mercedes is onto a dimond if they release this updated model of the origional. It looks much smaller that the origional with at the moment is all the rage, People eith buy big or stylish little street runners.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What original?<br>Do you mean with the second sentence that people like hatchbacks at the moment or something?

hollc004
01-17-2005, 10:26 AM
Im sorry gettin me wire crossed I was thinkin the A-class. I think this would out sell it

Soul Man
01-24-2005, 05:11 PM
Alright so its a bout 5 and im walking down the street near an S.FL beach and what do you know drives right by a nearly naked (only slight camo on the head and taillights, and the badges) silver B-class. Sorry i only got a quick glimpse and i didnt have a camera on me,but it was looking pretty good, reminded me more of a really small minivan, like itd go against the mazda 5 (although i anticipate them to be in slightly different price classes due to brand image etc.)

Zizo
01-24-2005, 06:29 PM
Rear lights like Stilo MW<p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/62312.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.mehanika-media.hr/slike/stilomw.jpg" BORDER="0">

carrera4
02-09-2005, 04:28 AM
Official pic?<br><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de</A><br><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/63908.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

Top Secret
02-09-2005, 04:48 AM
No can't be. Look at that wacky A-Pillar on the right side.

Tidal
02-09-2005, 05:14 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Zizo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Rear lights like Stilo MW<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oooohhh... u just spoiled it for me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">

carrera4
02-09-2005, 05:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No can't be. Look at that wacky A-Pillar on the right side.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>don't be confused by the shadow on the windscreen...

copic
02-09-2005, 07:26 AM
after a few minutes staring at the pic I'm pretty sure that it's an official one... I'm opening a thread in the official-pics forum.

AutoSaurus
02-11-2005, 01:13 PM
According to this weeks AutoNews the B Class for the US is again dead until exchange rates are better. No release any earlier than 2007.<p>Quote: <B>Mercedes-Benz will delay the U.S. launch of the compact B class for at least a year because of currency and cost concerns. </B>

skoochythatone
02-11-2005, 04:15 PM
I highly doubt that to be honest. One of the reaons the B-Class was developed to use it as a replacement for the C-Class Sportscoupe on the NA market. If MB really depened so much on the exchange rates, they wouldve stopped selling cars over there 1.5yrs ago when the EUR took off...