2012 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Concept review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 , 17:09:26 byEmil

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Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive Concept

It seems that German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has big plans for the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The specialists plan to introduce the B-Class Electric Drive Concept this month. Actually this new model will represent a preview of the 2014 model. According to the carmaker, their new achievement will provide comfortable and enjoyable driving experience, perfect for family and everyday use. At a closer look we can see it looks apparently just like the standard model. In the floor of the vehicle in front of the rear axle, it features an Energy Space that hides a lithium-ion battery, which also has a positive effect on the center of gravity of the vehicle.

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept features an electric motor capable of producing 100 kW and 310 Nm of torque. It has a range of 200 km. When the battery runs low, it can be charged at any standard domestic 230 V power outlet or at a 400 V high-voltage terminal for a faster charge. Because of the Energy Space, the new B-Class is the Mercedes trailblazer for alternative drives in the compact premium automobile segment. The electric car is now ready to be sent to production. The carmaker plans to introduce it on the market in 2014.

At the Auto Show in Paris, the German specialists will also introduce the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive and the smart BRABUS electric drive. These two models demonstrate once again the ambition the carmaker has when it comes to drive strategy that turns its attention towards the ultimate objective of zero-emission driving. The fuel cell and the battery-powered electric drives are the main focus together with the optimized combustion engines and hybridization tailored to prevailing needs. These are all the information available so far on the BMW B-Class Electric Drive Concept, but we will know more as the Auto Show gets closer.