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by Matt Brogan

Here are the first ever shots of the all-new Mercedes B-class, expected to hit showrooms in the third-quarter of 2011.

It’s the car that fans of the current model won’t like: the new car will discontinue today’s B-class’ overall layout of a super-mini MPV in favour of a more hatchback-like design. Much more than a Sports-Tourer, the new car will be a Golf beater and a car Wolfsburg will have to fear.

With its lower profile and sportier appearance, the new B-class is hoped to attract younger buyers rather than the middle-ager and the generation 60+ the current model is bought by.

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Little is known yet about the range of petrol and diesel engines to expect, but we are pretty sure a hybrid and a fuel-cell variant will be on offer right from the start – it’s time for Mercedes to come up with something greener than Blue Efficiency after all…




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