Mercedes-Benz unveils B-Class Electric Drive Concept image

Mercedes-Benz has recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the B-Class Electric Drive Concept, ahead of the model’s public debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on the 27th of September.

According to the German based automaker, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept has been designed in order to preview a 2014 model and, despite the fact it’s looking virtually identical to the standard version of the B-Class, the Electric Drive Concept is getting a “Synergy Space” in the floor where the lithium-ion battery is “hidden” from curious eyes.

“A new addition to Mercedes-Benz’s family of electric vehicles: at the Paris Motor Show, the company is presenting a battery-powered electric variant of the B-Class. This concept vehicle is one of the first models to incorporate the term “Electric Drive” into its model designation”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.

Power to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept is being provided by an electric motor which is generating a total output of 134 HP (136 PS / 100 kW) and 310 Nm of torque (229 lb-ft). This enables the model to travel for more than 200 km (124 miles) on a single charge and when the battery is depleted, it can be recharged by either a 400V rapid charger or a 230V outlet. More details on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Concept will be announced at the French automotive event later on this month.