The sizzling new 2014 Mercedes CLA45 AMG isn’t the only car that the popular German premium car maker has unveiled at the 2013 New York Motor Show. Also on display at the ongoing auto show is the all new 2014 B-class Electric Drive. The new car is basically the Euro Spec B Class but with an electric motor. So basically, what you might want to do is to upset the greenpeace people by driving your CLA45 AMG real hard over the weekend and then, try to make peace with them by using the B Class electric on weekdays.
The interiors of the new 2014 Mercedes B Class Electric drive get chrome-ringed air vents and rich materials all over. The B-class can seat five in good comfort and offers considerable amount of space.
The Electric Drive gets a lithium-ion battery pack that is mounted beneath the floor and ahead of the rear axle. Mercedes says that the 28-kWh pack endows the car with a range of 115 miles and the motor has at least 134 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque.
The lithium-ion battery pack can be charged for a 60 miles range in less than two hours using a 240-volt power connection. The car will sport features like radar-based Collision Prevention assist feature, a 5.8-inch dashboard screen and navigation, a blind-spot monitoring system, lane-keeping assist and active park assist.
The 2014 Mercedes B-class Electric Drive will hit the Mercedes US dealerships early next year and pricing and final specifications and features will be announced at the launch.