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Mercedes-Benz B-Class to banner new car2go Black service

Have you ever wanted to try Daimler’s car2go point-to-point car-sharing service, but were held back by the fact that your car is a smart fortwo? Don’t look now, but the company is launching a new spinoff service dubbed as ‘car2go Black’, which features Mercedes-Benz B-Class diesel units for members’ traveling convenience. The B-Class will be available as an option for members in Berlin and Hamburg, initially. Each city will get an allocation of 100 units in what is presumably a pilot of a program that will be rolled out across the other car2go locations around the world. Some sources say that other cities in Europe could get car2go Black sometime this… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Surpass One Million Unit Level

The launch of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class in 2005 was met with mixed reviews due to its uncharacteristic appearance. However, it proved to be a popular vehicle in some markets, particularly in Germany and China. In fact, sales of the vehicle have surpassed the one-million mark, according to a report on carscoops.com The second generation of the vehicle is already available in the market, and has proved that the MPV-like design is well-accepted among customers of luxury vehicle manufacturer. The vehicle started to become a leader in the MPV segment in the German market. The second-generation B-Class was launched in 2011 and it introduced the latest generation of front-wheel-drive compact cars… 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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Mercedes-Benz India Launches B-Class Diesel

Mercedes-Benz has just launched the diesel variant of the B-Class hatchback in India, in a bid to further bolster its compact-car range in an important market. With some 500 units of the petrol variant sold in the nine months since it was launched, the German automaker is expecting the diesel B-Class to perform better as far as sales figures go. In addition, this new version will help the company reach its expected double-digit growth for the year. According to Mercedes-Benz India managing director and CEO Eberhard Kern, a good chunk of the sales are for diesels, and this should continue with the B-Class. He adds that Mercedes-Benz is encouraged by… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class Models Available

Mercedes-Benz has just launched a whole bunch of new models for the A-Class, B-Class, and CLA-Class. There are some  new efficient entry-level options as well as a line-topping CLA 45 AMG Edition 1. There are new base diesel variants for the A- and B-Classes. You have the A 160 CDI that comes in at 90hp with a price tag of 25,882.50 euros (around $33,800) and the B 160 CDI with the same engine at 27,310.50 euros (around $35,700). The B 220 4MATIC (33,230.75 euros) comes with an updated engine that goes for 184 hp. Then you have the new B 180 CDI BEE, which stands for BlueEFFICIENCY Edition and comes… 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 B-Class Electric Drive Bound for Paris Motor Show

Rumors are starting to heat up for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, scheduled to start at the end of the month. Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil the Concept B-Class Electric Drive vehicle at the motor show, which will see a 100-kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery mounted on a B-Class. This EV concept builds on the B-Class driving experience, enhancing the focus on family use and everyday transportation. The motor provides the vehicle with a range of 200 kilometers. Driving dynamics are superb thanks to the 310 Nm of torque. In addition, the battery is chargeable using any 230V power outlet. It also has rapid-charging functionality through high-voltage (400V) terminals…. Continue Reading »

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