Interested buyers could now order the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which is capable of cruising up to 142 miles on a single charge. It is also capable of accelerating from zero to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds. The EV features Tesla-developed technology and its electric motor generates 180 hp of max output and 340 Nm of torque – powered by lithium-ion batteries tightly fitted under the B-Class Electric Drive.
This setting allows the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive to retain its benchmark cabin room and boot space. Available in two model lines – Sport and Electric Art – the five-passenger B-Class Electric Drive features a boot with a capacity of 501 liter, which could be hiked to 1,456 liters if the seats are folded down.
When the power is depleted, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive could be fully charged via a wall box at home for up to nine hours. For those who wanted a faster recharging, they do so by driving to a public charging station and change their B-Class Electric Drive for between three and four hours.
The Sport model of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive comes with standard equipment that includes a distinct design for the front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights as well as a seven-inch central display. In addition, the Sport model is also provided as standard with Artico trim, automatic climate control and a reversing camera as well as cruise control.
A customer could choose from eight available paint colors for the Sport model of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The Sport model boasts of a starting price of £31,950, which could be brought down to £26,950 once a grant of around £5,000 is approved by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles or OLEV.
On the other hand, the Electric Art model of Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive features as standard, contrasting mirrors and radiator grille elements, 18-inch dual color alloy wheels and automatic climate control. It is also provided as standard with contrast blue stitching for the seats and aluminum trim. The Electric Art model of the B-Class Electric Drive can be finished in either Cirrus White or South Seas Blue colors. This Electric Art model can be availed with a starting price of £32,245, which can be further lowered by applying for the £5,000 OLEV grant.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive can be availed with the optional Energy Assist Package, which can be purchased for £945. The Energy Assist Package features adaptive energy recuperation systems that employ forward-facing radar to sense road conditions. The package also includes include privacy glass and a heated windscreen as well as increased insulation around the doors and windows. A ‘Range Plus’ button is also included.