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 arrange your Test Drive and discover more call a member of our team today on 01494 412063 for our Beaconsfield branch or 01296 321732 for Aylesbury.
This is a car that’s seriously fun to drive, combining deft handling and impressive power. Just dab the accelerator and the 132 kW electric motor delivers maximum torque of 340 Nm almost instantaneously - so speed off the mark is exceptional.
The combination of electric power and outstanding aero-acoustics also makes the
B-Class Electric Drive a blissfully quiet, restful environment, even at higher speeds.
With a range of up to 124 miles* on a single charge, the B-Class Electric Drive offers green, motoring with real-world practicality and convenience.
Fully charging the lithium-ion battery takes just over nine hours using a household power point (230 V / 13 A) and as little as three hours via a purpose-built
400 V / 16 A wallbox or public charging station. During your journey, the vehicle can also use regenerative braking to top up the battery.
Dynamic styling, high quality materials and finishes, and plenty of space are hallmarks of the B-Class lineup - and the Electric Drive is no exception. Exterior highlights include the expressive front section and signature creases down the flanks, while the cabin features ARTICO* upholstery and a 8” Media Display. The B-Class Electric Drive also retains the generous interior space of the conventional B-Class, thanks to its innovative design.
The B-Class Electric Drive takes safety seriously. Advanced assistance systems includes COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS with ADAPTIVE BRAKE, which significantly reduces the risk of rear-end shunts. It warns you if you’re getting too close to the vehicle in front and automatically applies the brakes if needed. Other standard features include ATTENTION ASSIST, which alerts you when you’re showing signs of fatigue at the wheel.
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