2014 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive is premium class of PHEV car from Germany. Its compatriot, BMW i3, becomes serious competitor. Much of people compared them often.
Germany, with no doubt, is front line country producing best car since times ago. 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.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
A range package is priced about $600. 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.
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