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New 2014 B-Class Electric Drive Makes its Way to the US Earlier

Daimler’s recent press release revealed that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is going to be rolling in the U.S. highways by early next year. The new car makes its public debut at the International Auto Show in New York this week. The company hypes the Electric Drive as having an environmentally-friendly feature which has zero-emission coupled with dynamic performance, power and style. In Joachim Schmidt’s words, the new B-Class will definitely deliver utmost convenience, safety and pleasure to its users. He added that despite the car’s emission-free trait, it still retains its trademark characteristics that Mercedes-Benz lovers adore. Based from the press release of Daimler, the Electric Drive is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz India Introduces the Premium Segment with the New A-Class

Based on a report by The Hindu Business Line, Mercedes-Benz India will be entering the premium segment with the A-Class this coming summer. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, said that although it would be the first time for the A-Class to hit the Indian market, it would be the refreshed version of the model. He stated that the move is aimed to go against the BMW X1. Starting next month until the rest of the year, the company will also be releasing the new GL, CLA, E-Class and the diesel type B-Class. The position of the company in the Indian market seemingly remains strong which is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept Development: Cold-Weather Testing

From the first glimpse of Mercedes-Benz electric drive concept during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the development of this electric drive prototype has moved along stylishly to bring a combination of supreme functionality with comfort, style and driving pleasure for the owner and the whole family. A set of spy shots revealed the Mercedes-Benz B-Class ED in its prototype form being tested on the cold weather of Sweden. The temperature in Sweden is below zero figures and with the fuel-cell drive, the B-Class ED has passed the cold-weather testing. The concept car is possibly using the Tesla-sourced lithium-ion battery pack that is setting in motion a 100-kilowatt electric motor. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz India Spikes Prices

According to the online report of The Hindu, an India-based publication, Mercedes-Benz India is looking to spike the prices of its units in the country by 1% to 3%. An official press release from the company stated that the increase will take effect on January 14 this year. Eberhard Ken, the Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India stated that they were forced to share a part of their financial burden to their customers due to the growing input cost, increase in interest rates, the unstable value of the Rupee versus the Euro and other related economic factors. Mercedes-Benz India is looking to increase the price of the B-Class by… Continue Reading »

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B-Class Electric Drive To Be First Launched On American Shores

The latest news coming out of Mercedes is that the B-Class Electric Drive will be made available to the North American market before its sees dealer showrooms in Europe. Slated to be released in 2014, this variant will be classified as the W242, as opposed to W246 from which it was originally derived. The latest prototypes have been observed with revised front spoilers and side skirts, compared to what was presented at the 2012 Paris launch. The W242 B-Class Electric Drive will be using the battery off the Tesla S, which will be mounted in the floor space in front of the rear axle. Producing 135 horsepower, the electric motor… Continue Reading »

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B-Class To Make It To The U.S. In EV Version Only

Seen recently on the Mercedes stand at the 2012 Paris Motor Show was the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric drive. This pure electric car is powered by a lithium-ion battery co-developed with Tesla. Range is touted to be 125 miles, with a top speed of 93 mph. Apparently, the Electric Drive will be the only version of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class that will be made available in America. This, despite the brisk sales of more conventionally-powered variants elsewhere. It seems too that Mercedes-Benz intends to call its EVs Electric Drive henceforth, as a way to associate premium electric vehicles with the Mercedes brand. The introduction of the B-Class Electric Drive to the U.S…. Continue Reading »

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Invisible B-Class F-Cell Glides Through Hamburg

For now, invisibility is a holy grail sci-fi aficionados, military engineers and probably the rest of the world’s population. But plenty to attempts to fool the eye have been made, and the latest  here is  an attempt by a Hamburg studio to use the appeal of invisibility to build up the B-Class F-Cell’s positive attributes.  Showing some creative thinking to portray how the F-Cell is invisible to the environment, the studio proceeded to literally cloak the B-Class F-Cell with a magnetic cloth embedded with LEDs. The whole of the car was covered, including the wheel cutouts. But this was only the first part of the process, the LED controller was… Continue Reading »

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