Ola Kallenius, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars responsible for Marketing & Sales says, "As the first member of a completely new generation of compact class, for us the B-Class paved the way for great success in this vehicle segment. The pioneer is now in better shape than ever."

"The B-Class is the perfect family car for anyone who attaches importance to practicality, comfort and safety, but at the same time doesn't want to miss out on sportiness or driving dynamics," he said.

The B-Class car sports a new front bumper, wide radiator trim with two louvres and integral daytime running lamps in the headlamps. The rear bumper has also been modified and now features a contoured covering and an additional chrome trim strip.

According to the folks at Mercedes the facelift has given the vehicle a ‘more exclusive, up-to-date feel’ inside, boosting the scope for individualization in the process. The free-standing head unit display is now larger, with a diagonal of up to 20.3cm. There are 12 colours options for the ambient lighting available.