On 1.4.21, class B was replaced by the easier-to-obtain class B with key number 197 (B197).
You are allowed to drive cars with manual and automatic gearboxes in domestic and abroad without any restrictions.
Your driving training and test will take place on a car with automatic transmission. This makes your test much easier and reduces the number of driving hours you need.
The training for B197 does not take longer than for class B, as you need fewer driving hours due to the automatic transmission training.
A short driver training course of 450 minutes is integrated into your driving training. This qualifies you to drive cars with manual transmissions.
After the driver training, you will take a short test drive with your driving instructor.