Mercedes Blue Zero concept - The next B-Class gives us the blues

Andrew Hopkins

Mercedes are presenting three new environmentally friendly 'show' cars to appease the brown rice brigade and are also using the opportunity to anticipate the design of the next B-Class.

Before we examine the eco-drivetrain concept in more detail, let's stick with the superficial aspects and concentrate on the likewise 'green' bodywork which is identical for all three prototypes. Some details such as the transparent cladding for the rear wheels or the streamlined dolphin-like silhouette are already familiar to us from the F700 Concept.