Image credits: © Mercedes-Benz.

MSRP: $39,900

2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class news, pictures, specifications, and information

The Mercedes-Benz of Electric Vehicles

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 wîth 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 wîth an especially dynamic driving experience by providing noticeably powerful acceleration, while gliding along quietly. The electric Mercedes-Benz offers the driver and up to four passengers the familiar high standards of ride comfort in a high-class, spacious and precision-designed interior.

The B-Class Electric Drive combines dynamic and driving pleasure wîth zero local emissions – in short, it delivers electric driving at premium level.

Powerful drive wîth brisk acceleration

Quiet and local emission-free driving is ensured by an electric motor generating 177 hp. Typical for an electric drive system, the motor develops its maximum torque of 251 lb-ft of torque from the very first touch of the accelerator. This is approximately equivalent to the torque from a modern three-liter gasoline engine. The result is noticeably powerful acceleration from a standing start--the electrically driven B250e drives from zero to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. Effortless drivability and exhilarating driving pleasure wîth a high level of comfort are thus guaranteed in every situation.

The power supply to the electric drive is delivered via a high-performance lithium- ion battery, which is compactly and safely housed in the 'Energy Space' in the underfloor of the vehicle. Such intelligent packaging allows the five-seater to retain the B-Class Electric Drive's familiar spaciousness in both its interior and its luggage compartment.

Zero emissions on longer journeys


In the interests of optimizing range, the top speed is electronically limited to 100 mph. Depending on driving cycle; the vehicle has a range of 87 miles (EPA). This permits emission-free driving not just in city traffic and on short journeys, but also over longer distances - such as a daily commute. The B250e can be charged from any standard domestic power socket. For a range of 60 miles, the charging time at 240V in the Únited States is less than 2 hours.* On the road, the electric drive itself makes its own contribution to a favorable energy balance by converting kinetic energy into electric current during coasting and braking and feeds this energy into the battery. The standard RANGE PLÚS package includes a suite of features to further increase your driving range--added insulation of the doors and roof to increase climate-control efficiency, along wîth an electrically heated windshield and a range-extending charge function. By pressing a button on the console prior to charging, the maximum charge level of the battery will be increased for the next charge cycle. The higher-capacity charge can provide up to approximately 17 additional miles of range.

Dynamic Mercedes-Benz design

With its refined sportiness, the B-Class Electric Drive features the self-assured and dynamic styling typical of Mercedes wîth powerfully defined lines and finely crafted details. The front and rear sections express the width of the vehicle. This is ensured by the wide, prominent grille and the headlamps, which wrap round into the sides, as well as by the wide rear window, two-piece taillamps and large liftgate wîth deep sill. A dynamic look is created by door-sill panels and striking bumpers wîth bar-shaped LED daytime running lamps. The charge socket is inconspicuously installed behind the conventional fuel door.

Sporty interior wîth classy touches

The interior underscores the high standards of comfort typical of Mercedes-Benz. High-grade materials and finely textured surfaces, classy touches and precision workmanship make it clear that Mercedes-style electric drive is defined by high standards. ( posted on conceptcarz.com)

The three large round center air vents wîth their uniquely styled cruciform nozzles add a sporty flair that contributes to the overall emotional design idiom of the interior. Positioned above the air vents and seemingly free-floating is the screen for the telematics system.

In terms of information and communication systems, the electric B250e offers levels of comfort and functionality that is customary of any Mercedes-Benz. The standard equipment package includes a new 7-inch color display, twin tuner and MP3-compatible CD player as well as two ÚSB ports. The Garmin® MAP PILOT® navigation system can be installed via SD card at any time since all B250e models will be prewired for this feature. The screen works in tandem wîth the COMAND® multimedia system wîth internet access, navigation and voice control is also optionally available.

The instrumentation of the B250e is rounded off by functions that are specific to electric vehicles. One of the striking features is the power display in the right-hand circular instrument. The instrument pointer moves in a clockwise direction from the green zone towards the red zone, when full power is demanded by the driver. It drops back below the zero line when the vehicle is feeding energy into the battery through the recuperation feature.

Ideally networked: connected services

Vital Stats
Engine :
Power: 177 hp
Torque: 251 ft-lbs

6-speed Manual, 7-speed Automatic
Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology, the B-Class Electric Drive is not just sustainable and agile, but also connected. For example, the 'Vehicle Homepage' allows convenient remote interaction and remote configuration of the vehicle. The driver can use their PC or smartphone to conveniently access the vehicle via the internet. It is possible, for instance, to determine the current state of charge of the lithium-ion battery or show the vehicle's current range on a map. In addition, the planned route can be displayed, showing at a glance where the vehicle can be recharged along the way, should this prove necessary. The range of connected services is rounded off by a feature that allows individually timed pre-heating or cooling of the vehicle. This pre-entry climate control system makes the B-Class unique in its §egmènt.

Big on safety


Mercedes-Benz also 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, where it is ensured protection in the event of a crash. In addition, Mercedes-Benz has equipped this innovative electric car wîth the radar-based collision warning system Active Brake Assist wîth adaptive braking technology, comprised of Predictive Brake Priming, Automatic Brake Drying, Hill-Start Assist and brake HOLD feature. This assistance system gives the driver a visual and audible warning of detected obstacles, prepares them for braking action and assists them wîth the braking process as the situation requires. In this way, it significantly reduces the danger of a rear-end collision. Additional cutting-edge driver assistance systems are also available, including Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Parking Pilot.

Electric drive made by Mercedes-Benz

Locally emission-free electric vehicles such as the new B-Class Electric Drive are a key part of Mercedes-Benz's strategy for sustainable mobility. The Stuttgart-based premium manufacturer is asserting its claim to leadership in this sector wîth electric vehicles that are fully suitable for everyday use.

Source - Mercedes-Benz
Recent Vehicle Additions

1928 Studebaker Fire Truck

1909 Sterling Model K

1912 Haynes-Apperson Model 20

1912 Apperson Model 4-55

2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2017 Ford Autolivery Concept
For more information and related vehicles, click here

"
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: PAVING THE WAY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
◾The new BMW 330e and BMW 225xe Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles. ◾BMW Light and Charge technology provides a cutting-edge charging solution. ◾£40 million to boost green cars across the UK. ◾Hydrogen fuel cell technology offering long range, short refuelling times and zero emissions. ◾DriveNow and Moovit team up for enhanced journey flexibility. The BMW Group has long been at the forefront of technological development. From boosting engine performance through recent innovations such as th...[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...]
VOLKSWAGEN E-GOLF TO MAKE NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT AT THE LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
The first fully electric Volkswagen for the U.S. market promises everyday usability and versatility with zero tailpipe emissions and low ownership costs ◾ Drivetrain consists of 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and 115 horsepower electric motor: 7.2 kW onboard charger is standard ◾ Three driver selectable regenerative braking modes ◾ Standard Fast Charging capability allows 80 percent battery charge within 30 minutes ◾ Roadside Assistance Plan takes the anxiety out of 'range anxiety' ◾ First Vo...[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

© 1998-2017. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.