Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Shows Up in Geneva – We Prod an Exec For Range Answers
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive hit the stage at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
This B-Class, like the BMW i3 and BMW i8, is an oldie in terms of auto show appearances, but still there’s reason to get excited as the B-Class Electric Drive is now just months away from launching in the US:
“…B-Class ED will be available starting summer 2014 at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealers in select states — CA, CT, MD, OR, NJ, NY, RI and VT — and then nationwide in early 2015.”
Here’s a look at what to expect when the B-Class debut in Summer 2014:
- 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds
- 28 kWh battery pack
- Range ~ 90 miles
- 174 hp
- 228 pound feet of torque
- Top speed 100 mph
- 10 kW charging capability
- Price tag “in the low $40s”
As promised, we tracked down a Mercedes-Benz exec in Geneva for comment on this recent InsideEVs story: “Is Mercedes-Benz Pulling a Tesla By Offering Optional Bigger Battery Pack in B-Class Electric Drive?”
You ready for a cliffhanger? The B-Class Electric Drive won’t have an optional bigger battery pack, but the exec says we’re sort of on the right track…More to come soon.