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Mercedes Benz B Class Facelift Review

Mercedes Benz B Class Test drive

Mercedes Benz B Class Overview

Marketed as a compact sports tourer, the first generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class was introduced way back in 2012 for just Rs 21.49 lakh. An amount unheard of, while talking about new Mercedes cars. And this move not only brought the premium German marque within the reach for many, but pretty much kicked the hornet’s nest, resulting in a blitzkrieg of compact luxury cars in India from every other luxury car makers present in India.

The hatchback, after receiving a few nips and tucks, is back as the 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class and is offered with the same reliable 120PS, 1.6-litre petrol engine and an upgraded diesel engine. We get behind the wheels of the C200 CDI powered with a new 2.1-litre motor, straddled with 26 horses more than the outgoing engine.

Mercedes Benz B Class Style

The B-Class is instantly recognisable as a Mercedes. Its face is similar to what you see in the new C-Class. There are projectors with LED rings around them, lending a premium note to the B. Move over on to the side and you can see the B-Class facelift is a tad longer than the older one. This is because the new car really is 34mm longer than the outgoing version. We would have preferred to have Mercedes give it sportier alloys than the ones you see here, especially they look a bit disappointing on this bright red sample we drove. Move over to the rear and you’ll find that the bumper is new and has a chrome strip which hides the tail pipe.

Mercedes Benz B Class Space

The cabin of the B-Class looks more upmarket now, thanks largely to the designers picking up some stuff from the new C-Class’ parts bin. Things like the new steering wheel and sporty instrument cluster come from the entry-level rear-wheel drive Merc while the infotainment screen is a new 7-inch unit with a higher resolution display, it also gets navigation and runs on the latest OS.

The finish of the cabin is top notch, exuding a feel of luxury and the vehicle also gets front parking sensors and a reverse parking camera. Other equipment includes 7 airbags, panoramic sunroof and the usual safety systems we have come to expect from Mercedes-Benz. There are no changes to the interior dimensions and as has been the case with the B, there is ample amount of room inside the cabin to seat four people in comfort. The boot space is massive but hindered by the position of the spare wheel. For more information on Benz B-Class  visit Painpeters

Mercedes Benz B Class Performance

Mercedes-Benz B-Class comes with both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine of B-Class 180 Sport has a displacement of 1595 cc that produces a maximum power of 90 kW with a peak torque of 200 Nm. The B200 CDI Sports engine that runs on diesel has a displacement of 2143 cc and produces maximum power of 100 kW and maximum torque of 300 Nm. Both the variants come with a 7G Dual Clutch Transmission system that has two sub-transmission systems. The manual gearshift feature comes with steering wheel shift pedals giving an easy and smooth gear shift options to the driver. But for the traditional drivers who like their one hand on the transmission panel, there will be a difficulty in the starting to understand the gears.

The performance of Mercedes Benz B Class is as good as the other Mercedes cars. The top speed of Petrol variant is 200 km/h and for diesel variant it is 210 km/h that is acceptable for a small compact car. The mileage of the Petrol variant is 11.9 kmpl on highway and 7.9 kmpl in the city. The diesel variant gives a mileage of 15 kmpl on highway and 11.5 kmpl in the city. Well, the mileage is not as good as it should be but considering the other luxurious interiors a customer gets, it is quite acceptable.

Mercedes Benz B class braking system aims at stopping the car safely and quickly to provide driving comfort. The anti-lock braking system is present in the car with other features like Brake Assist (BAS). The rear wheels of the B-Class have disc brakes while the front wheels have internally ventilated disc brakes.

The 2143 cc Diesel – powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 19 kmpl in city and 21 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 13 kmpl on urban roads and 15 kmpl and freeways, respectively.

Mercedes Benz B Class Driving

Praise be – this is a B-Class that proves perfectly nice to drive. OK, it’s still not that keen on being pushed beyond its comfort zone, despite a centre of gravity that’s lower than before. But the comfort zone itself is now much more habitable, courtesy of a ride that proves sweet even on some of the larger wheels that come with Sport suspension. Road and wind noise are well isolated too.Check car loan for Mercedes Benz B Class.

The all-new engine range includes direct injection turbo petrols and diesels, of which the diesels are preferable due to their fatter torque profiles. A six-speed manual is standard, but the optional auto is preferable.

Mercedes Benz B Class Safety

Safety is something that Mercedes does very well, and the B-Class shows why. There are no less than seven airbags provided as standard, plus stability control that’ll help prevent you needing them. Standard kit also includes a driver drowsiness detector, and a system that warn of an impending collision.

Mercedes Benz B Class Cost in Ahmedabad

Mercedes Benz B Class On-Road Price in Ahmedabad ranges from 32,38,168 to 35,75,171 for variants B Class B 200 CDI Sport and B Class B 180 Sports respectively. Mercedes Benz B Class is available in 2 variants and 4 colours. Below are details of Mercedes Benz B Class variants price in Ahmedabad. check for Benz B Classs price in Ahmedabad at Autozhop.

Mercedes Benz B Class Conclusion

The new engine makes a world of a difference to the overall performance of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the power figures are now at least on par with our minimum expectations from the premium cars. The B-Class was always a practical everyday car, but now it also has enough fire power to be a sensible option for the long distance travel.

 

The B-Class is not the kind of stunner one has gotten used to from Mercedes-Benz lately, it is a simple car, but at Rs 30.45 lakh (ex-Delhi) it is certainly one of the most practical and budget all-rounders from a luxury marque.

 

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What Are The Possible Causes Of Gynaecomastia

Gynaecomastia

 

Gynaecomastia means a male having female like Breast. Gynaecomastia is enlargement of breast gland in males. Clinically, it is defined as the presence of a rubbery or firm mass extending concentrically from the nipples of men. Gynecomastia should be differentiated from pseudogynecomastia (lipomastia), which is characterized by fat deposition without glandular proliferation.

Almost all causes of Gynecomastia can be in one way or other traced back to excess production of the female hormone estrogen, however the reasons range from hormonal issues to diet issues.

The causes of gynecomastia are as follows :

There are many possible causes of gynecomastia, and these can be grouped into

A. Physiological (the body normal functioning) causes

B. Pharmacological (medication or drug-related) causes

C. Pathological (disease) causes

Physiological gynaecomastia

Physiological gynaecomastia is caused by the normal hormone changes that occur during different stages of life. These changes result in an increase in the ratio of normal oestrogen hormones to testosterone hormones, with oestrogen encouraging breast tissue growth.

During infancy male babies can develop physiological gynaecomastia due to the transfer of oestrogen from the mother. This transfer stops after birth, so the gynaecomastia is temporary.

During puberty the maturing testes produce more oestrogen than testosterone, which can result in gynaecomastia.Usually this type of gynaecomastia goes away spontaneously,but sometimes it can persist longer term.

During older age there is a gradual reduction in testosterone production, resulting in an increased oestrogen to testosterone ratio,which can encourage the growth of breast tissue. To know more details on Gynaecomastia  check Inlnk

Pharmacological gynaecomastia

Pharmacological gynaecomastia is caused by medications or drugs that affect the ratio of oestrogen and testosterone through multiple different ways. Some of these medications include anabolic steroids, heart medications, or drugs of abuse such as marijuana or alcohol. While stopping the offending drug will usually result in the gynaecomastia going away.

Pathological gynaecomastia

Pathological gynaecomastia is caused by multiple different diseases or conditions that affect the ratio of oestrogen to testosterone. These conditions are quite rare but may include genetic problems, chronic diseases (especially kidney and liver disease), and tumours in the testis or adrenal gland.

Classification

Grade I: Minor enlargement, no skin excess

Grade II: Moderate enlargement, no skin excess

Grade III: Moderate enlargement, skin excess

Grade IV: Marked enlargement, skin excess

Medical treatment of gynecomastia

Medical treatment of gynecomastia is most effective when done within the first two years after the start of male breast enlargement.

Selective estrogen receptor modulators(SERMs) such as tamoxifen, raloxifene, and clomifene may be beneficial in the treatment of gynecomastia but are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in gynecomastia. Tamoxifen may be used for painful gynecomastia in adults.

Surgery:

Subcutaneous mastectomy Liposuction-assisted mastectomy Laser-assisted liposuction Laser-lipolysis without liposuction.

Complications of mastectomy may include hematoma, surgical wound infection, breast asymmetry, changes in sensation in the breast, necrosis of the areola or nipple, seroma, noticeable or painful scars, and contour deformities.

There may be other serious problems if the operation is performed by incompetent doctors. So ensure to consult the best Gynecomastia surgery in Hyderabad at Personiks

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Mercedes Benz GLA Class Test Drive Review

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Mercedes Benz GLA Class Overview

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is a striking looking vehicle from every angle. Based on the platform of the A-Class and B-Class hatchbacks, there is no getting away from the sleek design nature of the GLA. Mercedes has done a great job of making the GLA-Class suit it’s SUV nature by making it look more butch than it’s hatchback siblings. That bold front grille with the large three pointed star, large central air dam and flared wheel archs.

The side profile has steeply raked A-Pillars and rear flowing design elements that do make it look sleek indeed. The large wheels, high ground clearance and black plastic cladding give it a rugged look.From the back, the GLA-Class has a squat down stance that makes the vehicle look very sporty indeed, with those dual chrome tipped exhausts and silver air diffuser only adding to the appeal. The large and wide rear bumper and narrow glass house give it an aggressive stance as well. Check for HDFC car loan.

Inside, the Mercedes GLA-Class does feel special indeed with good quality materials used. Fit and finish and ergonomics of the car are good too. Being a compact SUV, leg room and head room is tight for tall passengers. The GLA has a boot space of 421 litres, but some of it is also accounted for by the space saver spare wheel.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is powered by a potent range of petrol and diesel engines. The diesel model is tuned more towards efficiency and it shows in it’s commendable ARAI rating of 17.9 km/l. The petrol engine is a responsive unit and has a very sporty sound track too. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Style

Yes, the GLA is an SUV but that does not mean you start vacating your parking space or think of getting more area to keep this one as it is very compact in dimensions. Unlike traditional SUVs, this one chooses to look more crisp than brawny.It might remind you of the A-Class but see it in real and the bigger car gets elevated. A pronounced radiator grille with twin slats and a handsome Mercedes Benz logo is the new face of all portfolio cars. It gives a familiar look to all models without making them look like twins. On the hood of the GLA are parallel running power bulges.

There is a large air intake on the front bumper which has been treated in a glossy aluminium finish. The air pockets on both corners of the bumper look smart too. Adding to the front face are the newly designed Bi-Xenon headlights with LED day time lights. The LED curve which is now seen on all cars including the newly revealed AMG GT looks extremely stylish.The side profile gets flared wheel arches. These arches and the lower running board area have plastic cladding making it look tough. We liked the 18inch alloys which Mercedes offers as standard equipment. While we say it is part of the standard list, these models cannot be termed as ‘reasonably’ priced because of the complicated designs and list of additions it gets over the A-Class.

It shares its wheelbase with the premium hatch and that’s the only similarity in dimensions as the GLA is a longer vehicle. Visually, it looks bigger. This one has a ground clearance of 183mm meaning it is more capable to take soft roads in addition to tight manoeuvring on normal tarmac. The same can be vindicated with the fact of 235/50 R18 tyres being offered as standard.

What we loved about the styling are the design lines flowing in tandem. It is a SUV, which has been styled like a coupe especially the rhythmically flowing window section along with the character lines on the side profile. The C-Pillar flows smoothly on the waist line carrying the dynamic stance to the wide tail gate.Many would agree that the rear profile of the GLA leaves a better impact than the front and side combined together. It is simply the attention to detailing like the split tail lights which are connected with a chrome lining or the lower exhaust surround which gets a brushed glossy finish with twin sporty exhausts.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Space

You will instantly appreciate the lay-out of the GLA’s dash. The well-spaced out controls on the centre console, attractive propeller-style air-vents, the silver knitted pattern that runs across, and the new instrument panel are all attractive. So is the build quality, which is what you’d expect from this brand. It would have been nice if the soft touch points were extended to the lower sections of the cabin too, like the lower dash, door panels and center console that use hard plastic instead.

We especially liked the electric front seats which offer firm support and hold you in place thanks to the lateral support. This is further complimented by an electric lumbar adjustment, manually retractable thigh support, and lots of legroom. However, the raked A-pillar combined with a compact front windscreen and a high window line needs some getting used to. The firm rear seats are contoured for comfort and also have the right backrest angle with lots of headroom. For more info on Mercedes Benz GLA Class check Painpeters

Since the seats are also 60:40 foldable, passengers can flip them from within to access the boot on the go. However, knee-room will be tight for tall passengers, and the experience gets dampened even further due to the tall and raked window-line, the huge front seats, and the low-set bench with very little thigh support (no air-con vents either). But it surprisingly feels airy thanks to the panorama sunroof. On the paper, this car has 481-litres of boot space, but the spare wheel eats up into the useable area.

Some of the features listed on the GLA 220d are push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting (with 12 colours), electric front seats, a manual air-con, and an eight-inch display linked to an infotainment system (with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto). Safety functions include six airbags, Attention Assist, ABS, ESP, hill start assist and downhill speed regulation.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Performance

We got behind the wheel of the GLA 220d that’s powered by the 2.2-litre diesel motor with 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. Off the mark, power delivery is linear all the way to the 4800rpm rev limit and the seven speed dual-clutch transmission (with paddles) handles the power band effectively for a brisk drive. However, the engine gets loud especially when revved hard, and I had to repeatedly switch from Sport to Comfort mode just to avoid it.

The modes on offer are Eco, Comfort, Sport, Individual and off-road.‘Eco’ is the mode that gives best efficiency and the system quickly upshifts to keep the revs low. Now, ‘Comfort’ offers perceivably more response than Eco. But in both, the same gear is mostly retained even when more performance is asked of it (unless the pedal is floored). Sport mode makes for some spirited performance since a lower gear is always held in anticipation, but the power delivery does tend to feel jerky at lower speeds.

‘Individual’ mode allows preferences to be configured, or the system adapts to the driving style. Which finally brings us to the Off-Road mode that enhances traction on loose surfaces thanks to the AWD set-up and the optimised torque delivery. Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) controls downhill descents and can be set for speeds between 4kmph and 18kmph.

The damping characteristics of the GLA 220d’s suspension is firm, and at lower speeds you will even feel the minor road irregularities within the cabin. The ride gets flatter as the car picks up speed. However, harsh bumps can be felt more prominently than desired. That said, there is no suspension noise whatsoever and not once did we scrape the underbelly thanks to the 171mm clearance.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Driving

The SUV can crack a top speed of 205 kmph, which is again remarkable and with a strong suspension system, the vehicle is able to sustain all the difficulties of Indian roads with ease.With each of the modes, the steering response is also altered. It is similar In Eco and Comfort modes, but ‘Sport’ mode made the steering heavier (not by a huge margin though). The steering isn’t particularly quick to respond and some more feedback of what’s happening at the wheels would have been appreciated since it holds the intended line even when pushed.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Safety

Mercedes Benz GLA Class has a strong safety system with the presence of adaptive brake lights flashing, attention assist, LED headlamps, hill start assist and many other features. Mercedes Benz GLA Class comes with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as well that reduces the chances to over steer and over turn.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Cost in Pune

Mercedes Benz Gla Class On-Road Price in Pune ranges from 36,41,174 to 45,82,845 for variants GLA Class 200 d Style and GLA Class 220 d 4MATIC respectively. Mercedes Benz Gla Class is available in 4 variants and 4 colours. Below are details of Mercedes Benz Gla Class variants price in Pune. Check for Benz GLA Class price in Pune at Autozhop.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Conclusion

What goes in favour of the GLA is the sweeping looks, brisk performance and the tall clearance that gives it an SUV like stance. It also gets attractive interiors with lots of features (barring auto air-con), supportive front seats, and the 60:40 folding seats liberate more boot space when needed. Then there’s the light off-roading capabilities, good road grip, and the ground clearance to tackle tall speed breakers too. It goes without saying that the styling allows it to stand out in its segment.

On the flip side, the sloping A-pillar makes the interiors feel tight despite the panorama sunroof liberating some air. Plus, it feels claustrophobic in the rear seat and the thigh support isn’t great either. Other things that go against it is the loud engine, lack of soft touch points lower down in the cabin, a spare wheel that intrudes into the boot space and the firm ride quality. Some more steering feedback could have also made the driving experience more involving.

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Different Ways To Gain A Positive Personal Experience From Social Media

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Have you seen the masses of positive Vivid Digital company reviews that are out there? We really know what we are talking about when it comes to anything social media – whether that be for your personal pages or your business pages.

It is very important to us that everyone gets the best positive personal experiences from social media as possible, as we know just how great the online world can be when used correctly.

So, we want to let everyone in on some different ways you can gain a very positive experience from social media.For Digital Marketing Company in Hyderabad visit Vivid Digital

Research Your Hobbies and Interests

Are you really passionate about something? Dancing, fashion, building, architecture, fishing, dog walking… (the list goes on!).

Then use social media to find out more information about that particular area and you can even use it to make some new friends that are into the same hobbies you are!

If you use social media in relation to things you take a keen interest in, in your real life, you are bound to gain a really positive experience and even enrich your daily life!

Express Your Positive Ideas and Opinions

If you are enjoying social media so much, why not make it just as enriching for the people that are following you? Why not start your Mondays off with a motivational quote that will kick off your followers week on a great note, or use it to share information about a charity that is close to your heart?

When you see results from doing these kind actions, social media will become a very rewarding experience for both you and the people that see your content. Check for SEO Services in Ksd-media

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Are you starting up a project and need to get your name out there?

Do you want to start building connections with people that could be potential customers or clients?

Then you need to get to know about: digital marketing. You could have a go at doing the above things yourself, or you could get a professional social media account manager with a whole wealth of experience that can take care of everything for you!

Want to know more about the positives of social media and the ways in which you can use it to benefit your life? Then Vivid Digital is the company you need to speak to about this – we are happy to speak to you!

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Are There Salary Requirements For H1B Visa Jobs & What To Do After The Loss Of H1B Visa Jobs

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Once you are approved and have entered the U.S. through your sponsoring employer, the H1B allows for quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to portability and mobility, giving you the freedom to apply for an H1B job change. As long as your job maintains the requirements of a relevant specialty position, you will be able to change not only your job but your employer as well.

If you are remaining with the same employer and are being promoted or moved to a different department, you will need to speak with your attorney to make sure that your new job still requires your particular degree. If you are changing employers, then the same is true. You will, however, need to have your new employer file a new I-129 petition on your behalf. Check for H1B Visa Process in UT Evaluators

Are There Salary Requirements for H1B Visa Jobs?

Before an employer can sponsor you for an H1B, they will need to first obtain a Labor Condition Application (LCA) for you. Part of the LCA process involved determining the prevailing wage for the job that you will be doing in relation to the area that the job is located.

Once the prevailing wage has been determined, your employer must pay you at least the listed amount. Therefore, there is a minimum job salary requirement. However, you do not need to be making a certain salary in your home country in order to qualify.

It is important to note that, under the Trump administration, there may be major changes coming to the H1B visa program in the next year. One of the changes that have been considered is changing the lottery system to one that gives priority to applicants who are receiving higher salaries.

Because the competition is so high for this visa, this strategy would effectively disqualify any applicants who are making less than the average for all H1B beneficiaries. However, this has not been implemented and is subject to change. If this alteration concerns you, speak with your immigration attorney to have your questions answered fully.

What to do after the loss of H1B Visa Jobs

If your employer terminates your employment or is otherwise unable to pay you and you suddenly find yourself without a job, it can have serious consequences on your status. In the past, you would have been required to leave the country immediately.

However, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Register implemented a final rule in January of 2017 that grants a 60-day grace period to any H1B holder who experiences a job loss. This two-month period can be used to find a new sponsoring employer, change your status to a different work visa, or settle your affairs before leaving the country. For more info on H1B Visa check Primovox

If you overstay this 60-day period, you will be considered “out of status”, which can have serious consequences on your ability to return to the U.S. under a different visa. If you have experienced an H1B job loss, consult your immigration attorney to learn what your options are.