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Kelley Blue Book Praises 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

Kelley Blue Book, an automotive valuation company based in Irvine, California, was all-praises with the 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive in a review it posted last Wednesday, May 7. According to Kelley Blue Book, the car is just right when it comes to styling, design, pricing, energy-efficiency, and other features. It even said that the introduction of Mercedes B-Class electric cars is an indication that the electric vehicle segment in the market is maturing. The B-Class Electric Drive may share some styling features of the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus EV, but it still retains the signature luxurious profile of Mercedes-Benz cars. In particular, the slope and body lines of the car… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Reaches the One-million Mark

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class was launched back in 2005, and since then, more than a million units of the German automaker’s pivotal compact MPV have been sold. With that figure reached, it only serves to validate the German automaker’s focus on rounding out its product line with a variety of efficient compact vehicles, while staying true to its heritage as a luxury car manufacturer. Mercedes-Benz Cars board member in charge of marketing & sales Ola Källenius pointed out that the key attributes of the B-Class line, namely the “sporty design, impressive driving dynamics, and incomparable driving comfort,” all serve to make the car appealing to both existing and prospective Mercedes-Benz customers. In… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Exec Confident that B-Class Electric Drive will Rise Above BMW i3

Thomas Weber, the current R&D chief of Daimler, is confident that the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will rise up against the upcoming BMW i3 which is set to go on sale next year according to a report from Automotive News Europe. In fact, he even added that the soon-to-be released car will beat the other battery-powered cars of today. Longer Range In the interview of Weber, he revealed that the battery-powered B-Class will have around five full-fledged car seats and no restraints on the trunk space. He also bragged that the car will have a driving range of 200-kilometer. He further went to say that the stated 200km range can… Continue Reading »

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Tesla Supplies Motor for US-bound B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz has enlisted the aid of Tesla Motors, the electric car and electric powertrain designer and manufacturer based in Silicon Valley, to provide the 135-horsepower electric motor of the all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which was announced at the New York Auto Show this past week. The car is expected to be out on the US market sometime in early 2014. Aside from the motor, the charging system and the car’s batteries are also supplied by Tesla, which has been working with Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler since 2007, supplying the Li-Ion battery packs and charging systems used on the first thousand smart cars. Daimler also owns a minor stake in… Continue Reading »

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Five Mercedes-Benz Models To Debut At New York International Auto Show 2013

Mercedes-Benz is set to introduce five new car models at the upcoming New York International Auto Show. The upcoming launch of the new vehicles will include the world premiere of the high-performance Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Coupe and the battery-powered Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. In addition to these two new models, the show will also see the US debut of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG “Edition 507”, the all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model wagon, and the latest series-production model of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. According to Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing Executive Vice President Dr. Joachim Schmidt, following the record sales in 2012, the company is ready to set a new… 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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