With its dynamic design, premium interior and a powerful electric motor for emission-frees driving and superb performance, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class is an excellent choice for eco-minded luxury car shoppers.
2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Range
One of drawbacks of electric cars to date has been “range anxiety,” or the fear of not having enough power to get back home or to a charging station. However, the 2017 B-Class helps alleviate this with an electric range of up to 87 miles. The B-Class can be charged from any standard domestic power socket. For a range of 60 miles, the charging time at 240V in the United States is less than two hours. The standard RANGE PLUS package includes a suite of features to further increase your driving range, with added insulation of the doors and roof to increase climate-control efficiency, along with an electrically heated windshield and a range-extending charge function.
Electric Powertrain of 2017 B-Class
The 2017 B-Class comes with an electric motor that generates 177 horsepower and an impressive 251 lb-ft of instant torque. The result is noticeably powerful acceleration from a standing start, with the electrically driven B-Class going from zero to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. The power supply to the electric drive is delivered via a high-performance lithium-ion battery, which is compactly and safely housed in the “Energy Space” in the underfloor of the vehicle. Such intelligent packaging allows the five-seater to retain the B-Class Electric Drive’s familiar spaciousness in both its interior and its luggage compartment.
2017 B-Class Vehicle Homepage
In addition to its zero-emissions powertrain and impressive performance, another benefit of the B-Class is its cutting-edge technology. For example, the “Vehicle Homepage” allows convenient remote interaction and remote configuration of the vehicle. The driver can use their PC or smartphone to conveniently access the vehicle via the internet. With this feature, the driver can also see the current state of charge of the lithium-ion battery or show the vehicle’s current range on a map.