The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class and A-Class are capable of taking four-wheel-drive as a part of a larger initiative that involves offering Mercedes’ 4Matic technologoy for all future models.
According to AutoCar, the B-Class/A-Class platform may be used to bring about a junior off-roader that will rival the upcoming Audi Q3 and BMW X1. No engine details are available as of yet but the baby SUV will be positioned under the upcoming GLK and will be priced around £22,000.
This isn’t the first time Mercedes-Benz has thought of adding a compact SUV to its lineup. Originally engineers had plans for a raised four-wheel-drive version of the A-Class but plans were killed after prototype failed the ‘elk test’ and were rolling over during sharp and rapid driving.
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