The B-class Electric Drive has a three-mode operation. Economy Plus – designed for constant steady-speed journeys – reduces the output of the motor to just 83bhp and top speed to 68mph. Economy reduces output to 132bhp and Sport offers the motor’s full 179bhp. However, the two Economy modes can be overridden and full power and torque accessed by the driver using the kickdown function.
Fully recharging the B-class via a 16-amp home wall socket will take around nine hours if the battery is empty. Using a 400-volt three-phase electricity supply (rather more common in Asia than Europe), the car can be recharged in just three hours.
True to its name, the Sport’s dynamic styling includes a radiator grille in iridium silver with chrome inserts and 17" multi-spoke alloy wheels in himalaya grey. A choice between black, sahara beige or crystal grey ARTICO leather* upholstery combined with a sail pattern dashboard trim sets the tone for the interior.
The door armrests feature contrast topstitching, and the 3-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel comes with a perforated grip area. THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control with dual zone adjustment and ambient lighting also add to your sense of wellbeing.
Plus, for your in-car entertainment and information, there is the 7-inch colour display and the Audio 20 CD multimedia system with pre-installation for the optional Garmin® MAP PILOT navigation.
The only way to discover what the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is really like is to take a test drive. We would be delighted to arrange this for you (either from the showroom, your office or home).