New York Auto Show: Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive image

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive has been officially presented to the public during the 2013 New York Auto Show.

According to the car manufacturer, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will go on sale early next year and it’s coming with “goodies” such as the COMAND Online, with internet access and LINGUATRONIC voice control available at an extra option, the 14.7-cm color display for the Audio 20 system, twin tuner, MP3, CD Player, USB, MAP Pilot, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist and Active Parking Assist, which should make the model even more appealing to its future customers.

The final production version of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is powered by an electric motor, which is providing over 100 kW (134 BHP) and 310 Nm of torque (228 lb-ft), allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 10 seconds, before reaching an electronically limited top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h). The total range provided by the lithium-ion battery pack is of 115 miles (200 km) and these can be charged from a household socket in less than two hours for 60 miles (100 km) range.