Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Under The Skin – Photos
Daimler recently released a new set of illustrations of Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, including several of the drivetrain.
As we can see, most parts are installed above the front axle where there’s a Tesla-style (and Tesla manufactured) electric motor (132 kW), transmission and inverter. Like in some other EVs, on top of the stack is the on-board charger.
Everything seems to be liquid cooled (see the thicket of blue pipes).
The 36 kWh lithium-ion battery pack (28 kWh available as standard plus option to use more) is placed in the sandwich floor.
Editor’s Note: The full battery is available in the 2015 refreshed edition of the B-Class ED, as the extended range option is deleted.
On the last photo there is the European version of the charging inlet – the 3-phase type 2.