2012 Mercedes B 200 Natural Gas Drive review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 7 September 2012 , 11:09:04 byAlina

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Mercedes B 200 Natural Gas Drive

Germans from Mercedes-Benz have developed a new and interesting model. They have added it to their B-Class and it is called the B 200 Natural Gas Drive. Like most of the carmakers, Mercedes is thinking for the well-being of the environment and this model is just proof that they care. The new B 200 will be available for purchase at the beginning of next year, but until then, the carmaker will reveal it officially to the public at the Paris Motor Show this month. The B 200 Natural Gas Drive is the first B- Class vehicle with ENERGY SPACE modular body concept that has a partial double floor under the back seat bench. This makes enough room for a large or two small gas containers filled with 125 liters of natural gas.

The new Mercedes-Benz model can reach speeds of up to 200 km/h and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.1 seconds. In case of emergency, the model has a 12-liter petrol tank on board. For example, if the gas tank should ever run dry, the vehicle switches over automatically to petrol operation. The range in natural gas mode reaches 500 km. The main features of the new car are the different front bumper with strip-form LED daytime driving lights. All models equipped with natural gas drive are sustainable as they can operate with biogas as well. From this point of view, we can say the B 200 Natural Gas Drive is actually an emission-free model. To send the power to the wheels the engineers have equipped the model with the manual transmission, but also with the 7G-dual clutch transmission. The Mercedes-Benz B 200 Natural Gas Drive is a very valuable item in the new B-Class family as it is both economical and ecological.

The carmaker revealed the B-Class for the first time last year at the end and ever since, it managed to gain a lot of popularity between clients. For example, the specialists managed to sell 70.000 units worldwide before the end of June. They really did a good job and should be proud of their achievement.