The largest German carmaker has offered this July electric vehicles around the world and in the USA. Mercedes-Benz offered the 2014 Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive before the notice of vehicle sales, they were done many tests of car and all was accompanied with media presence. Excellent tactics Mercedes. The factory, which is one of the pioneers of internal combustion engine, has now started “saving the planet” with their new Electric car program.
Engine of 2014 Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive
The car costs twice cheaper than some models, like Tesla Model S, it could be a solid replacement for those Tesla too, however, not twice worse car. The Electric Drive’s has a 28-kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery and extraordinary 177 hp. Everything is installed in California at the factory Elon Musk’s Fremont. The B-Class Electric Drive has 0 to 60 mph acceleration for 7.9 seconds, top speed – 100 mph. As for the charge time, it is 3.5 hours (using level 2 charger). Curb weight is 3,924 lbs, distance wheelbase is 106 inches and overall length is 172 inches.
The warranty on the length of the battery for eight years or 100,000 miles (160.000 km) kilometers traveled. Batteries are strung out in thin layers similar to the Tesla model, this is done to some of the larger cargo space and the rear seat to accommodate passengers. The 2014 Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive is the second generation of the vehicle, with better electrical of utilization of space, especially space with seats as we have noted. Autonomy per charge is 85 miles so the manufacturers claim. There are two types of rides, full-torque sport mode and range-extending eco, located in the best place and it’s wheel. As far as the kinetic energy of breaking, the driver is permitted to manually adjusts how much amount of energy will be back to battery from of slowing.
Adding pressure on the pedal on the opposite side, especially the button on the console of the car which automatically regenerate energy with help of the radar that tracks the obstacles ahead and react based on the distance to another vehicle, then slows down. However don’t be completely relaxed because the system can’t bring the car to a complete stop.
2014 Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive Interior
What is it that distinguishes the 2014 Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive from the other? The Mercedes managed with electric vehicles that you still have a feeling that you drive a Mercedes-Benz. Usually because of the costs of making these vehicles, saves is made in detail, internal and external, however Mercedes is not spared and you gets real deal. Feeling the ride is very good, the steering is stable, the cabin is very quiet, isolation is so high quality that we could not hear electric engine. Leather seats are already standard and safety features like helping in avoiding collisions and already standard parking assistance.
There are more and Mercedes-isms, the Harman / Kardon stereo, adjustable front seats, knurled knobs for audio control, caraway control, monitor control; and at the end of a soft-release doors in the center console cubbies.
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Price of 2014 Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive
The Mercedes offers the most luxurious Electric Vehicle experience which is comparable with premium manufacturer Tesla. There is also the other side of the Mercedes, which surprised us, and that is the lack of ports for fast charging. Current port built-in level 2 charging for 3.5 hours. Price of 2014 Mercedes Benz B-Class Electric Drive is $ 42.375 for the USA market, with the price included shipping, in Europe this price is $41,450 MSRP.
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