2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive On Display At 2015 NAIAS

JAN 13 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 20

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

What was a $600 option for Model Year 2014 becomes standard for 2015.

We’re referring to the “Range Package” on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which is listed under standard equipment in the ordering guide for Model Year 2015.

That’s the single biggest change as the B-Class Electric Drive moves from Model Year 2014 to Model Year 2015, but aesthetically some changes (new wheels added, slight facelift, etc.) were made as well.

The first Model Year 2015 M-B B-Class EDs, slightly facelifted, rolled down the line during the second week of November.

Deliveries should’ve started in the U.S. in mid January, though we can’t confirm that at this time.  A nationwide rollout is set for 2015.

First sales of the 2015 MY B-Class ED began in Europe on November 3rd.

Enjoy these images of the 2015 B-Class Electric Drive live from the show floor of the 2015 NAIAS.

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

2015 Mercedes B-Class Interior From 2015 NAIAS

2015 Mercedes B-Class Interior From 2015 NAIAS

2015 Mercedes B-Class ED Dash Cluster

2015 Mercedes B-Class ED Dash Cluster

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

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20 Comments on "2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive On Display At 2015 NAIAS"

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the LCD on the dashboard seems like an afterthought, as if someone saw something on a competing car (i3, bolt) and just glued one there – there , we have that too! – , to me it simply doesn’t fit.

Jelloslug

Have they made keyless start an option yet? It’s silly to have to put a key in the dash on an EV.

wavelet

Why is a key any sillier on an EV than a non-EV?
A modern ICE car depends no less on its electrical system being connected and working in order to both run the engine as well as start the vehicle.

A key is simply an additional security device, and personally I think it makes more sense than proximity devices, at least as long as keys are in universal use for house doors.

Micke Larsson

Boooooring. Compliance only.

Aaron

If memory serves, this car is intended to be sold in all 50 states… eventually.

Micke Larsson

With barely three digits of total sales in all of Europe it doesn’t really matter if they would make it available nation wide in the US and maybe increase the sales to 1000-2000 per year. 😛

And since the drivetrain is from Tesla (and batterypack from Panasonic via Tesla) there is barely nothing Mercedes in the car anyway.

If they at least would have their own drivetrain, then you could at least see it as a test for the future.

Bill Howland

Nice car in general, but what is the reliability and selling price?

Leviton and Clipper Creek probably like it since they’re the only big names that make 40 amp evse’s in the states.

Ambulator

The price seems to be around $50,000.

Andrew

I was hoping for a CCS option announcement on the B-Class.

erfahrbar

Isn’t there CCS available for the B-Class ED? In Germany it is, why wouldn’t they offer it overseas?

squanto

No CCS not even in Europe. AC 20 KW charge is standard which means a full charge in an hour is the quickest you can get, the biggest disadvantage of the MB B class electric imho.

Kaleb

It appears to have a tachometer with a 6200 RPM redline, no?

Mike I

Good Catch. If you hover over those pictures, you will see that the file names call them out as being from the C-Class.

Jay Cole

Whoops, looks like a C-Class pic found its way in here. Swapped with the proper B-Class ED now.

/good eye

James

The only thing missing is QC capability, otherwise it’s range hits the sweet spot for us. Can’t wait for it to reach Arizona.

ampzilla

electric motor werks inc premium juice box far surpasses any evse available i bought the monster cables just to be ready for my next ev

pjwood

10,000 watt charging is the goodness.

Tony Williams, Quick Charge Power is working on CHAdeMO.

I like it, but range would have been tough, even if on a warm day these things can go 120 miles.

Tesla Fan

Smart ED >>>

leafer

they managed to find the worst looking wheels on the planet! what is it with hybrids and ev’s mfrs and wheel design.
can we have good looking and reasonable aero?

Lou

Tom:

Just from the photos, the rear set leg room doesn’t appear significantly better than what was apparent 2016 Volt.