Split into two model lines – Sport and Electric Art – the B-Class Electric Drive is capable of travelling up to 142-miles on a single charge and can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 7.9-seconds thanks to its 180 hp and 340 NM of torque generated by an electric motor. It retains all the versatility of the B-Class on which it’s based, including the ability to carry five adults and a 501-litre boot – rising to 1,456-litres if you fold the seats down.
In fact, the B-Class Electric Drive boasts greater versatility and luggage capacity – with the seats both up and down – than any of its direct rivals. It doesn’t just win the space race – it’s got the pace to match. Thanks to Tesla-developed technology, the B-Class Electric Drive is the fastest accelerating five-seat electric car in its class as well as the most powerful and has the greatest theoretical range on a single charge.
The lithium-ion batteries that power the B-Class Electric Drive are tightly packaged under the floor of the car, meaning the car retains its benchmark cabin room and boot space. Charging via a wall box or public charging station is made easier through a fast charging cable supplied with the car, which takes between three and four hours and brings the battery from a completely empty state to fully charged. A conventional home supply raises the charge time to around nine hours.
True to its name, the Sport’s dynamic styling includes a radiator grille in iridium silver with chrome inserts and 17" multi-spoke alloy wheels in himalaya grey. A choice between black, sahara beige or crystal grey ARTICO leather* upholstery combined with a sail pattern dashboard trim sets the tone for the interior.
The door armrests feature contrast topstitching, and the 3-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel comes with a perforated grip area. THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control with dual zone adjustment and ambient lighting also add to your sense of wellbeing.
Plus, for your in-car entertainment and information, there is the 7-inch colour display and the Audio 20 CD multimedia system with pre-installation for the optional Garmin® MAP PILOT navigation.
You’ll recognise the Electric Art model by its cirrus white or south seas blue paint finish with exterior door mirrors and a radiator grille with two louvres in contrasting paintwork. 18" multi-spoke alloy wheels in matt black are also exclusive to this model line.
The stylish interior is fitted with black ARTICO leather* upholstery with blue contrast stitching and sail pattern trim, combined with a black roof liner. On the velour floor mats, you’ll notice ‘Electric Drive’ lettering and blue contrast topstitching.
To find out more about the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, or to book a test drive, please contact our sales teams on 01296 321732 (Aylesbury) or 01494 412063 (Beaconsfield).
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