Description: The Mercedes-Benz B-Class (codename W245) is a compact MPV introduced by German automaker Mercedes-Benz in March 2005. It is essentially an enlarged A-Class keeping the same engine and suspension system. Like the A-Class, the B-Class is a front wheel drive vehicle, a significant departure for the company.
Mercedes-Benz describes this vehicle as a Compact Sports Tourer instead of hatchback or multi-purpose vehicle, like its R-Class model, which is called a Grand Sports Tourer.
It was released in Europe in the late spring of 2005 and in Canada since the fall of 2005. Plans to import the car to the US were put on hold due to a strong euro, that would price the vehicle uncompetitively in the US market.
The B-Class is possible to have a competitor, the rumoured BMW V3.