Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
Electric B-Class finally appears in Europe and Mercedes is already accepting orders for deliveries later this year.
Because Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is manufactured in Germany, this will be the first market in Europe to receive the electric M-B. Prices in Germany (including tax) stand at €39,151.
If you want to lease the car, then there is an option through the Mercedes-Benz Bank from €399 a month:
"Sample calculation for a private customer based on a purchase price of €39,151, a leasing period of 36 months, a total mileage of 30,000 kilometres and a one-off leasing payment of €8,473.31"
Three equipment packages are available - Style (€1,065.05), Urban (€1,707.65) and Electric Art (€2,308.60):
"Host of individualisation options: the equipment lines
The B-Class Electric Drive is available in the equipment lines Style (€1,065.05), Urban (€1,707.65) and the exclusive Electric Art (€2,308.60). The Electric Art equipment line provides an especially dynamic and distinctive appearance. The two paintwork finishes available for this model are cirrus white and south sea blue. Further exterior features include 45.7 cm (18-inch) multi-spoke light-alloy wheels with highlights in south sea blue in conjunction with the cirrus white paint finish, or white highlights in conjunction with south sea blue paintwork. The louvres on the radiator grille are also painted white/blue, while the side of the vehicle sports the words "Electric Drive".
The stylishly coordinated interior includes the 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in perforated leather with silver-chrome highlights. The seats and upper section of the dashboard are finished in ARTICO man-made leather, in each case with decorative stitching in blue. Further enhancement comes courtesy of silver-chrome highlights and sail-pattern silver trim. The final touch is added by floor mats that also feature contrasting topstitching in blue with the words "Electric Drive".
Further individualisation is possible with the Exclusive package (from €1,309). Highlights include heated front seats with 4-way lumbar support, which, like the multifunction steering wheel and gear lever, are finished in high-quality leather. The instrument panel and door centre panel are trimmed with matching ARTICO man-made leather. Leather seats are available in the following expressive colours: cranberry red, hazelnut brown and black. Silver-chrome design elements also help to create an exclusive ambience. Among the many other practical details are infra-red convenience closing and a 12 V socket in the rear."
Important options like additional range through RANGE PLUS button or smart regenerative braking system cost together over €1,300. Tesla Motors' battery pack in the electric Mercedes is covered with a guarantee of performance within a period of eight years or 100,000 kilometres, depending on what come first. Sounds familiar to the Tesla Model S.
"Longer range if desired: additional optional extras
The optionally available RANGE PLUS (€892.50) allows the range (200 km) of the B-Class Electric Drive to be extended by up to 30 km. Pressing the RANGE PLUS button in the upper control panel extends the chargeable capacity of the battery the next time it is charged, i.e. more capacity is released. In addition to a longer range, RANGE PLUS also includes a heated windscreen, various insulation measures and heat-insulating, dark-tinted glass.
Especially effective energy recovery with a corresponding extension of the vehicle's range is made possible by the optional radar-based, regenerative braking system (€416.50). The system uses the data from the radar sensors of COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS to either increase or reduce to zero, as appropriate, the level of regeneration and therefore deceleration. The steering-wheel gearshift paddles included with this optional equipment item also enable the driver to switch between four different stages of regeneration - from coasting to high regeneration.
To protect pedestrians and cyclists, acoustic vehicle alerting (€119) generates a specific Mercedes-Benz sound up to a speed of 30 km/h.
The B-Class Electric Drive comes as standard with a charging cable for wallbox and public charging stations (faster charging, Mode 3). Alternatively, a four-metre-long charging cable for a standard household socket (Mode 2) is optionally available at no extra cost. For an extra €297.50, the customer can order a combination of a charging cable for a standard household socket (Mode 2) and a charging cable for wallbox and public charging stations (faster charging, Mode 3).
Each battery is certified by Mercedes-Benz as a guarantee of performance. This ensures that technical malfunctions within a period of eight years after initial delivery or registration, or up to a mileage of 100,000 kilometres, will be rectified by Mercedes-Benz.
Support from all sides: driver assistance systems
On making its debut, the B-Class redefined the standard of safety in the compact class with its numerous new driver assistance systems, some of them included as standard equipment. The B-Class Electric Drive, too, lives up to this pioneering role. The further-developed driver assistance systems COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS and ATTENTION ASSIST are included as standard. The B-Class Electric Drive is optionally available with bi-xenon lights (€1,005.55) instead of halogen lights. As an optional extra, customers can also combine this feature with the Intelligent Light System (ILS) (€1,066). ILS, already a familiar feature from other Mercedes-Benz model series, comprises bi-xenon headlamps with variable light distribution and dynamic range adjustment for country roads, motorways and heavy fog, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Active Light function, LED daytime running lamps and headlamp cleaning system"