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2014 Mercedes B-Class Drive Review

The subcompact EV that Tesla might built

Mercedes B-class Drive

The Mercedes-Benz B-class currently not available in any form in the is unfamiliar ground for American car It’s slightly larger the European A-class—but slightly wider and taller than the For the past few years, Mercedes-Benz has the B-Class as a platform for several and concept cars, including fuel cell and all-electric

The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class electric due in 2014, is based on the automaker’s B-Class E-Cell Plus, debuted at the Frankfurt International Show in 2011.

Mercedes-Benz pitches the 2014 Electric Drive with an freedom vibe, and a Daft soundtrack.


Like other German automakers, the B-Class Electric Drive come with paddle-shifters on the steering wheel to allow to adjust the amount of regenerative applied on accelerator liftoff. becoming the gold standard for adjustable regenerative braking and on everything from the Cadillac ELR to the eGolf (and even the version of the Smart ForTwo Drive), paddle-shift regen provide a sportier driving than single-button modes.

No Compromises?

With seating for and a modest 9.18 cubic of trunk space, the BMW i3 isn’t the practical of cars for people children. But, promises the B-Class Electric Drive offer far more space, it the better choice for EV shoppers families.

“With the B class, we are out an electric vehicle with full-fledged seats and no constraints on space,” he said. “With of significantly more than 300 meters (221 pound-feet) and an of 0-62 mph (0-100km) in 7.9 seconds, we are sports car feeling in a compact And the batteries are fully charged in hours.” He said the B-class Drive will have a range of about 125 miles. As seen, there can be a big difference the driving range and EPA efficiency reported by automakers, and what drivers experience.

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The larger Mercedes-Benz B-Class Drive will have a and versatility advantage over the i3. But the appeal the optional range-extending offered on the i3—capable of adding 80 to 100 miles of gas-powered range on top of the 80 to 100 of electric drive—could be a decisive


As we draw closer to its in 2014, Mercedes has been about the car. While BMW has put on a blitz for the i3 EV, Mercedes has been going about its business of and validating the small B-Class Drive. Market introduction is for late summer 2014.

of the B-Class EV will be limited it launches next summer, sales confirmed certainly for New York and New Jersey. It will be for purchase or lease. While has not yet been announced, Thomas Daimler’s chief of research and recently promised it would be competitive.”

It’s closest competitor is to be the BMW i3. Mercedes took a completely approach with the B-Class Drive, than BMW did with the i3. notable because the Mercedes kit lists the i3 as the chief competition for the B-Class. They are both electric vehicles from manufacturers, and will likely very similar range and

They are both hatchbacks, the Benz seats five and is than the BMW.

Mercedes also offer a full of options and interior trim for the B-Class EV, the same as any car it sells.

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