Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Bound for Paris Motor Show

Ryan Joseph Ramos September 18, 2012

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.

This is the first step of us seeing the Electric Drive designation emblazoned on battery-powered EVs under the smart, Mercedes-Benz, and AMG brands. We also expect to see the smart BRABUS electric drive and SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive at the Paris Motor Show.

The car is being billed as a “Mercedes trailblazer for alternative drives in the compact premium automobile segment.”

Aside from the specs, the Concept B-Class Electric Drive comes with something called “Energy Space,” which helps provide for ample storage room within the vehicle.

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