2015 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive: Range Package Now Standard
What was a $600 option for Model Year 2014 becomes standard for 2015.
Of course, we’re referring to the “Range Package” on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which is listed under standard equipment in this preliminary ordering guide for Model Year 2015.
As Mike McCarver, uploader of this PDF preliminary guide notes:
“Many options moved to the standard list: Range package, Garmin Nav, Keyless go, etc. Plus more wheel selections, 16″ Aluminum standard (17″ initially) plus a multi spoke 18” wheel. One color deleted (the expensive one), some kind of special decal and stitching in an “Electric” package. It would appear that the changes on the 2015 gas B class are implemented on the ED also. Base price is unchanged. The money factor for leases got cut in half effective 10/1.”
The first Model Year 2015 M-B B-Class EDs, which are slightly face-lifted, are expected to roll down the line during the second week of November. Deliveries should start in the U.S. in early 2015. A nationwide rollout is set for 2015 – at some point. McCarver thinks that M-B might hold back on first 2015 deliveries until that rollout is underway.
We have come to believe that Mercedes, knowing the newer iteration of the B-Class was due shortly, set out to only produce the plug-in version in very limited quantities waiting on volume production in 2015; very little inventory on the 2014 B-Class ED can be found anywhere in the world.