Image credits: © Mercedes-Benz.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive news, pictures, specifications, and information

The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: Zero emissions – with star

A new-generation electric car is celebrating its world premiere at the 2013 New York International Auto Show: the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive makes its debut wîth a dynamic design, high-quality interior and a high-torque electric motor for local emission-free driving. This makes for lively and effortless driving pleasure over a range of around 115 miles (200 km). In addition, the
B-Class Electric Drive is digitally networked. Thanks to its connected services, it can be conveniently checked and configured via the internet. As a true Mercedes it also sets high standards in terms of comfort, quality and safety. Bearing the Mercedes star as an unmistakable trademark, the B-Class Electric Drive will be launched first in the ÚSA at the beginning of 2014, where it will be the first luxury battery electric car from Mercedes-Benz in the market.

The new B-Class Electric Drive surprises wîth a particularly dynamic driving experience, delivering decidedly powerful acceleration while gliding along the road practically silently. The driver and passengers in this new electric Mercedes will enjoy the familiar comfort of a well designed, high-quality interior offering a generous amount of space. The B-Class Electric Drive thus combines dynamism and driving pleasure wîth zero local emissions – in short, electric driving at the premium level.

According to Dr. Joachim Schmidt, member of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Board of Management responsible for Sales and Marketing: 'The B-Class Electric Drive meets the wishes of many customers for emission-free driving without foregoing the hallmark attributes of a Mercedes-Benz, namely safety, comfort and, of course, not to forget exhilarating driving pleasure.'

Powerful and lively drive system

The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is based on the conventionally powered B-Class, which has become a bestseller in many countries since its market debut in 2011. As a particularly versatile vehicle concept, the B-Class also allows environmentally friendly motoring at the Mercedes level thanks to its innovative electric drive. In the ÚSA, the vehicle is being introduced onto the market exclusively as the electric variant.

Quiet and local emission-free drive power is provided by an electric motor generating more than 100 kW. Typically for an electric drive, the maximum torque of 310 Nm is available right from the first tap on the accelerator pedal – this roughly corresponds to the torque delivery of a modern petrol engine wîth a displacement of 3.0 litres. This results in decidedly powerful acceleration from a standing start. For the standard sprint from 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h), the electric-powered B-Class requires considerably less than ten seconds. This guarantees superior driving performance and highly dynamic, exhilarating driving pleasure in any situation.

A powerful lithium-ion battery feeds energy to the electric drive and is accommodated in the so-called 'Energy Space' in the vehicle's underfloor – a solution which is both space-saving and safe. Thanks to this intelligent packaging, the five-seater retains the familiar, generous interior space and luggage space of the B-Class.

Emission-free even over longer distances

The maximum speed is electronically limited to 100 mph (160 km/h) in the interests of operating range. Depending on the respective driving cycle, the range is around 115 miles (200 km). This means that in addition to emission-free driving in urban traffic and on short-range trips, longer journeys can also be undertaken without any problems – such as the distances covered on a daily basis by commuters going to work, for example. The B-Class Electric Drive can be recharged at any standard household power socket. In the ÚSA, the charging time for a range of about 60 miles (100 km) is less than 2 hours at 240 V/40 A.

While the car is on the move, the electric drive itself contributes to a favourable energy balance through recuperation, by converting kinetic energy into electric current in deceleration mode and during braking and feeding this energy into the battery.

Dynamic Mercedes-Benz design

Refined sportiness together wîth aesthetic visual appeal – the B-Class Electric Drive is another example of the self-assured and dynamic Mercedes design, wîth powerful, tense lines and finely styled details. Both the front and rear set the tone for the vehicle's width, which comes courtesy of the wide, prominent grille and headlamps extending into the vehicle sides, as well as the wide rear window, two-piece rear lamp cluster and the large tailgate wîth low boot sill. The side sill panels and striking bumpers wîth bar-shaped LED daytime driving lights exude dynamism. The charging socket is inconspicuously installed behind the charging flap.

Sporty interior wîth premium details

The interior underscores the high comfort standards of Mercedes-Benz. High-quality materials and finely structured surfaces, premium details, and precise finishing all highlight the fact that electric driving is defined at a very high level according to the philosophy of Mercedes-Benz.

The three large, round air vents in the centre wîth their distinctively designed cross-form nozzles are sporty features that contribute to the emotional design idiom of the interior. Above the air vents is the display screen for the telematics system which appears to be free-floating – a modern, eye-catching feature of the cockpit.

When it comes to information and communication systems, the electric B-Class offers levels of convenience and functionality that were previously reserved for higher classes of vehicles. Standard onboard features include the Audio 20 wîth a 14.7 cm colour screen, a twin tuner, an MP3-capable CD player and a ÚSB connection. Navigation is provided for by the Becker® MAP PILOT. The multimedia system COMAND Online wîth internet access, navigation and LINGÚATRONIC voice control is also available as an optional extra.

Functions specific to electric vehicles have been added to the instrumentation of the B-Class Electric Drive. The power display in the dial instrument on the right is immediately obvious. When power is being consumed, its pointer rises in a clockwise direction from the green to the red area, and drops back below the zero line when the vehicle is feeding recuperative energy back into the battery.

Fully networked: connected services

Vital Stats
Engine :
Power: 134 hp
Torque: 229 ft-lbs

6-speed Manual, 7-speed Automatic
Its cutting-edge technology ensures that the B-Class Electric Drive is not only sustainable (because it offers local emission-free driving) and agile (because of its high torque and acceleration), but also fully networked. Remote checking and remote configuration of the vehicle are conveniently possible via the Vehicle Homepage, for example. The driver can easily access his vehicle via the internet, using a PC or smartphone. In this way, it is possible to check the current charge status of the lithium-ion battery or to verify the vehicle's current range on a map. The planned route can also be displayed, immediately showing where the vehicle can be recharged along the way, if necessary. The range of connected services is rounded off wîth a pre-entry climate control option offering individually timed pre-heating or cooling. This pre-entry climate control system makes the B-Class Electric Drive unique in its §egmènt.

Big on safety


Mercedes-Benz applies its familiar, high safety standards to the B-Class Electric Drive. Thanks to the innovative 'Energy Space', the battery is safely accommodated in the underfloor of the vehicle for crash protection. In addition, Mercedes-Benz has already equipped this innovative electric car wîth the radar-based collision warning system COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST wîth adaptive Brake Assist as standard. This assistance system gives the driver a visual and acoustic warning of recognized obstacles, prepares him for braking action and assists him wîth the braking process as the situation requires. In this way it significantly reduces the danger of a rear-end collision. Additional, more up-to-date driver assistance systems are also available – among them Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Active Parking Assist.

Electric motoring made by Mercedes-Benz

Local emission-free electric vehicles such as the new B-Class Electric Drive are a major part of the Mercedes-Benz strategy for sustainable mobility. The Stuttgart-based premium manufacturer is reasserting its claim to leadership in this sector wîth electric vehicles which are fully suitable for everyday use. These include the A-Class E-CELL, the B-Class F-CELL, the Vito E-CELL van, and the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive. The smart fortwo electric drive - of which well over 1000 units have been produced and delivered since the middle of last year - has enjoyed an extremely positive response from our customers, too. The new B-Class Electric Drive will be available initially in the ÚSA from the beginning of 2014, and will be launched in European markets subsequently.

Source - Mercedes-Benz
 
Recent Vehicle Additions
Commercial release of Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: Local emission-free driving from €399/month
With its high-torque electric motor, the B-Class Electric Drive delivers lively and superior driving pleasure – with zero local emissions. The B-Class Electric Drive is now available to order, with deliveries set to start before the end of 2014. Prices start at €39,1511. The B-Class Electric Drive can be leased through the Mercedes-Benz Bank from €399 a month2. Further information on the full range of tailor-made leasing and financing offers as well as specific pricing examples are available at ...[Read more...]
LOCALLY EMISSION-FREE, POWERFUL AND CONNECTED
• Zero Emissions, Zero Compromises
April 28, 2014 - MONTVALE, NJ -- The all-new 2014 B-Class Electric Drive features dynamic design, a premium interior and a powerful electric motor for emission-free mobility. This allows for lively, effortless driving pleasure over a real-world range of 85 miles (EPA)*. In addition, the B-Class Electric Drive is digitally networked. Thanks to its connectivity, it can be conveniently checked and configured via the internet. As the Mercedes-Benz ...[Read more...]
ŠKODA AT AUTO SHANGHAI 2017
Mladá Boleslav / Shanghai, 18 April 2017 –At the Auto Shanghai exhibition (19-28 April 2017), ŠKODA is celebrating the world premiere of its first fully electrically powered concept car. With the VISION E ŠKODA is underlining its future strategy in the field of electromobility. Here is an overview of the most important information. VISION E ◾CONCEPT: the first fully electrically driven concept car in the history of ŠKODA; developed based on Volkswagen Group's MEB (modular elect...[Read more...]
THE MERCEDES-BENZ OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
 September 21, 2016 - Atlanta -- The 2017 B-Class Electric Drive features dynamic design, a premium interior and a powerful electric motor for emission-free mobility. The B250e sets clear standards in terms of comfort, quality and safety for up to five occupants. By aligning equipment with other models within the Mercedes- Benz lineup, the B250e is now offering a compelling new entry level price of $39,900. The B-Class Electric Drive surprises with an especially dynamic driving experien...[Read more...]
BMW ALPINA B6 xDRIVE GRAN COUPE TO MAKE NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
BMW celebrates 40th anniversary of BMW of North America as well as the company's first major motorsports victory in the US at the 12 Hours of Sebring with the1975 BMW 3.0 CSL. The 50th anniversary of ALPINA will be celebrated by showcasing a 1970 BMW 2002ti ALPINA race car, in addition to the new BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. BMW will celebrate the 40th anniversary of BMW North America as well as the company's first major US motorsports victory at the 1975 12 Hours of Sebring at the 2015 N...[Read more...]
LOCALLY EMISSION-FREE, POWERFUL AND CONNECTED
 Zero Emissions, Zero Compromises November 14, 2014 - MONTVALE, NJ -- The 2015 B-Class Electric Drive features dynamic design, a premium interior and a powerful electric motor for emission-free mobility. This allows for lively, effortless driving pleasure over a real-world range of 87 miles (EPA). In addition, the B-Class Electric Drive is digitally networked. Thanks to its connectivity, it can be conveniently checked and configured via the internet. As the Mercedes- Benz among e...[Read more...]
LOCALLY EMISSION-FREE, POWERFUL AND CONNECTED
• Zero Emissions, Zero Compromises
April 28, 2014 - MONTVALE, NJ -- The all-new 2014 B-Class Electric Drive features dynamic design, a premium interior and a powerful electric motor for emission-free mobility. This allows for lively, effortless driving pleasure over a real-world range of 85 miles (EPA)*. In addition, the B-Class Electric Drive is digitally networked. Thanks to its connectivity, it can be conveniently checked and configured via the internet. As the Mercedes-Benz ...[Read more...]

130H
170 V
180 Series
190
200 W21
220
230 W153
250
28/95HP
280
290
300
300D
300SEL
320
37/90Hp
370 S
380
400
450
500
540K
560
600
630K
710 SS
770
B-Class
C-Class
CL-Class
CLK GTR
CLK-Class
CLS
E-Class
G-Class
GL-Class
GLA-Class
GLE
GLK Class
GLS Class
M-Class
McLaren SLR
Model S
R-Class
R107
S-Class
Sauber C9
Simplex
SL-Class
SLK
SLS AMG
Sprinter
SSK
Vision S500
W02
W123
W126
W154
W196 R Streamliner

2015 B-Class Image Right
© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.