Mercedes presents all new allelectric BClass

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Mercedes presents all new, B-Class

Electric B is primarily as an inner-city option

In spite of year’s collection of distracting at the 2013 New York Auto there were in fact a few world surprises. One concept will actually see the light of day is Benz’ new B-Class electric – the German manufacturer’s latest into the green market.

To be first in the USA at the beginning of 2014, new-generation electric is all electric no hybrid elements in sight. boasts the wee B-Class as a “premium experience, funny given the wee B is considered a subcompact runabout to Based on the traditional B-Class the new carries with it the usual level of build and quality.

The car should have no trouble its way about Manhattan with generating over 100 kW (134 hp) of and 310 Nm (228.5 lb.ft) of torque. reports power response to a 3.0 liter gas engine. Hardly a in disguise the B will still get 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in under 10 seconds. Okay so not that quick, but at $4.50/gallon for gas I’m sure one would forgive the compromise.

Located in the B-Class’s so-called Space in the underfloor is the lithium-ion providing the car’s energy. to this configuration the electric the same storage and passenger as the gassy version.

Because no one to get too crazy, Mercedes has limited the maximum speed to 100 mph (160 This restriction is designed to range than limit the need for speed. Dependent on the habits Mercedes reports a range of roughly 115 miles km). This range is as optimal for inner city and puttering about.

According to Mercedes the B-Class can be recharged via a household power (240 V/40 A) in less 2 hours, with enough for 60 miles (100 km). energies are recouped and restored to the through energies created deceleration and braking. These unused energies are then back into electricity and put into the car’s power

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Stylistically the car is your typical 5 sport-back. Sporting Benz’ grille work and headlight the car is for the most part just compact alternative. With the socket inconspicuously hidden the charging flap, the only externally is the oversized electric typography on the back hatch.

But being a Mercedes there is an of finish and amenities. On the technological the Electric B comes standard the Audio 20 system, a 147 mm (5.8 in) screen, a twin tuner, an CD player with USB connectivity. issues are managed by a Becker® MAP while the COMAND multimedia handles the interweb duties. The array of safety measures are present throughout the B-Class

Monitoring power usage/availability is via a center-mounted display and gauge, to the right of the speedometer. When is being used a pointer in a clockwise direction from the to the red area. When the car is being via braking and deceleration the needle back below the zero A simple yet effective method of energy information at a glance.

monitoring and smartphone inputs are one of the B-Class’ tricks. Current and charge can be monitored by an app while a nav showing possible best and charging locations are in place to reduce travel anxiety.

The new B-Class Electric should be in the USA early 2014. European will see the release shortly

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