US-Spec Mercedes B-Class Production Videos From Rastatt Assembly


US Spec B-Class ED Production Now Underway In Germany

US Spec B-Class ED Production Now Underway In Germany

....And Done

….And Done

A few weeks ago we spoke to Mercedes to get an update on the US release of the B-Class ED, or Electric Drive, and the company updated us that initial US production was more than on track and deliveries would being in “mid-summer”.

Well, at least for CA, CT, MD, OR, NJ, NY, RI and VT.  The rest of America has to wait until early 2015…but at least it is coming nationwide.

After which, the B-Class ED will be offered in select European markets, including Germany, before year’s end.  The UK (as always) has to wait a little longer for the RHD variant, and won’t see the ED until the first quarter of 2015.

Mercedes has already celebrated “Job 1” – or first production vehicle off the line, for the B-Class Electric Drive at its Rastatt factory in Germany, but now we have some (or rather a lot actually) video of US-spec EVs rolling of the line for you to enjoy.

First video features a detailed look at the charge port installation:

via, big hat tip to Adrian

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8 responses to "US-Spec Mercedes B-Class Production Videos From Rastatt Assembly"
  1. Spec9 says:

    That is a really small steering wheel.

    1. Foo says:

      Yeah, but it’s a Mercedes.

    2. kdawg says:

      “How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can’t even fit inside the building?”

  2. Mint says:

    Still can’t believe they released this without DC fast charge.

  3. Alaa says:

    Perfect. Let us hope they do the E class soon too.

  4. LEAFER says:

    Seems to be a theme, any car with Tesla provided powertrain has no QC.
    ie Rav4 ev and the MB

    1. Anon says:

      🙁 They can’t handle the awesomeness…

      1. Or... says:

        … more like they didn’t want to pay licensing fees to use Superchargers or Tesla wouldn’t let them. I wonder if the powertrain could not be modified to accept CCS? Or at least within a reasonable cost…