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2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Review

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Blue

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Test

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Germany, with no doubt, is front line country producing best car since four wheels were invented. From classic conventional car until modern electric car, they always produce good quality car. Today, 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive is one of the front line car already hit the world of dealership. It has been speculated as the most efficient car and top range rating based on EPA. BMW i3 is the serious competitor. With bigger engine and larger battery capacity, the Mercedes must be in front of BMW.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Peformance

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Exterior Wheel

Engine

The number of 87 miles is noted by EPA for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric one time charge. It is also received 84 MPGe rating. Most people compared this car to their compatriot BMW i3. Some aspects are calculated such as efficiency, power, design, and price. But, actually, there is no ‘official’ announcement published to claim one superior car. The efficiency was mentioned above. Then, what about engine? Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric riding installed with Tesla drivetrain, this future car has 177 horsepower.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Exterior Rear View

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Exterior Headlamp

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Exterior Front View

Exterior

It is already eco-friendly so people have no need for wearing their environmentalism. The design looks better than other with future concept. With four doors, this mini SUV is perfect for today’s city car. Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric has reasonable factor to make it expensive. The price is about $42,000 per unit before tax, just like the i3. But, you can put some additions in order to maximize the performance.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Exterior Chargine Port

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Cornering

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Blue

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior Dashboard

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior Cockpit2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior Center Head Unit

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Interior Steering Wheel

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Interior Speedometer

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Interior Rear Seats

Interior

Adding it on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric driving will extend the electric range for about 17 miles extra. If you want some elegance in the cabin, you can ask a premium leather seats for ‘only’ $1,700 and $3,000 more for a complete dashboard package such as heated seats, premium sound system, and bi-xeon lights. Extra $2,370 is needed to apply Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric with multimedia package.

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Interior Cockpit

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive Interior Center Head Unit

VEHICLE 2014 BMW i3 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive
BASE PRICE $42,275 $42,375
PRICE AS TESTED $51,175 $50,710
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH 157.8 inches 171.6 inches
WIDTH 69.9 inches 70.3 inches
HEIGHT 62.1 inches 61.3 inches
WHEELBASE 101.2 inches 106.3 inches
FRONT TRACK 61.9 inches 61.0 inches
REAR TRACK 62.0 inches 60.9 inches
INTERIOR VOLUME F: 50 cubic feet
R: 34 cubic feet
F: 49 cubic feet*
R: 41 cubic feet
CARGO BEHIND F: 37 cubic feet
R: 15 cubic feet
F: 34 cubic feet
R: 18 cubic feet
POWERTRAIN
MOTOR AC permanent-magnet synchronous AC permanent-magnet synchronous
POWER HP @ RPM 170 @ 4800 177 @ 12,500
TORQUE LB-FT @ RPM 184 @ 0 251 @ 0
BATTERY
MANUFACTURER Samsung/BMW Panasonic/Tesla
CHEMISTRY lithium-ion lithium-ion
CELL CONSTRUCTION prismatic cylindrical
CAPACITY 22 kWh 36 kWh
ONBOARD CHARGER 7.4 kWh 10.0 kWh
LB PER HP 16.8 22.2
DRIVELINE
TRANSMISSION 1-speed direct drive 1-speed direct drive
DRIVEN WHEELS rear front
AXLE RATIO:1 9.70 9.73
CHASSIS
SUSPENSION F: struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
R: multilink, coil springs
F: struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
R: multilink, coil springs
BRAKES F: 11.0-inch vented disc
R: 11.0-inch disc
F: 11.6-inch vented disc
R: 11.6-inch solid disc
STABILITY CONTROL traction off partially defeatable
TIRES Bridgestone Ecopia EP500
F: 155/60R-20 80Q
R: 175/55R-20 85Q
Michelen Primacy MXM4 ZP
225/50R-17 94H
M+S
C/D TEST
RESULTS
ACCELERATION
0–30 MPH 2.7 sec 2.7 sec
0–60 MPH 6.5 sec 6.8 sec
0–90 MPH 16.4 sec 14.7 sec
¼-MILE @ MPH 15.3 sec @ 86 15.4 sec @ 92
ROLLING START, 5–60 MPH 6.5 sec 6.7 sec
TOP GEAR, 30–50 MPH 2.5 sec 2.5 sec
TOP GEAR, 50–70 MPH 4.1 sec 3.8 sec
TOP SPEED 92 mph (gov ltd) 101 mph (gov ltd)
CHASSIS
BRAKING 70–0 MPH 163 feet 188 feet
ROADHOLDING,
300-FT-DIA SKIDPAD
0.78 g† 0.75 g
610-FT SLALOM 39.3 mph 37.6 mph†
WEIGHT
CURB 2853 pounds 3935 pounds
%FRONT/%REAR 48.2/51.8 58.0/42.0
MILEAGE
EPA CITY/HWY 138/111 MPGe 85/83 MPGe
C/D 170-MILE TRIP 123 MPGe 97 MPGe
C/D ESTIMATED RANGE 79 miles 84 miles
SOUND LEVEL
IDLE 41 dBA 34 dBA
FULL THROTTLE 67 dBA 64 dBA
70-MPH CRUISE 67 dBA 64 dBA

 

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  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior Rear Seats
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior Preview
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  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Interior Front Seats
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