Car And Driver Results: BMW i3 Versus Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Comparison Test
Car And Driver released interesting test results of two electric cars: BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive.
As it turns out, both cars can accelerate to 30 mph in 2.7 seconds. However, the i3 is quicker to 60 MPH, but the electric Mercedes has a higher top speed of 101 mph.
It is worth noting that the B-Class ED has a lot of highway power behind it, and is considerably quicker from 60mph to 90 mph. (9.9 seconds vs 7.9 seconds)
The much lighter BMW i3 stop in less distance than the M-B..
Estimated range as tested for Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive stands at 84 miles, several percent above 79 miles for BMW i3.
And there are sound level measurements, indicating that the Mercedes is quieter (typically 3 dB is something that humanoids experience as a change of one “degree”).
In the second part, we see non-technical results showing a win by BMW i3, but with just a slight advantage. i3 has been recognized as more fun to drive, and with better performance, steering feel, brake feel and handling. However, the electric Mercedes offers better comfort and more space. i3 leads in terms of design and finish too.
What these results mostly show us is that the vehicles are near evenly matched. So, choose the one that’s right for you