The first official exterior image of the all-new Mercedes B-class has been leaked, ahead of the car's official launch at the Frankfurt motor show next month.
The new five-seater is scheduled to hit the UK next April and has been thoroughly re-engineered for extra interior space, greater refinement, better economy and improved safety credentials.
A range of petrol engines at launch will be virtually all-new 1.6-litre turbocharged units, one making 121bhp and 147lb ft, and the other 154bhp and 184lb ft, with maximum torque in both available from just 1250rpm.
The family of turbodiesels at launch will have a capacity of 1.8 litres. It will initially come in 107bhp/189lb ft and 134bhp/221lb ft states of tune.