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2016 (16) Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric drive Electric Art 5dr Auto

Mercedes-Benz of Inverness
Only £26,995
£5399 deposit
£434.80 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attention assistCollision prevention assist
Cruise controlExternal temperature gauge
Instrument cluster with 4.5-inch TFT colour displayLow fluid warning light
Mercedes-Benz emergency callPAS
Reversing cameraService indicator (ASSYST PLUS)

Entertainment

Audio 20 radio/CD with 7" tablet screen + telephone keypad + bluetooth interfaceBluetooth audio streaming
SD card slotUSB port

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAutomatic headlamp activation
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Chrome beltlineChrome rear bumper inserts
Contrast colour grille louvres with chrome insertsContrast door mirrors
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows/one touch operation
Heated windscreen wash systemLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear wiper 

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V socket in luggage compartment
3 Spoke leather multi function steering wheelAmbient interior lighting
Artico leather upholsteryAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Bag hook in luggage compartmentCentre console with cupholders
Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrorsDual zone automatic climate control
Folding tables on backrests of driver and front passenger seatsFootwell lights
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront headrests
Height adjustable headrestsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLeather trimmed gearshift with chrome inserts
Load compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Overhead console with sunglasses holderParcel net in front passenger footwell
Parcel net on driver and front seat backrestsReading lights
Rear armrest with 2 cupholders and load through provisionRear headrests
Storage compartment in front doorsStorage compartment under front seats
Stowage compartment with 12V socketVelour floor mats with blue stitching

Safety

5 x 3 point seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Child proof door locksCrash responsive emergency lighting
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic parking brakeESP with ASR
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seat side impact airbags
Hill start assistSeatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit
Window airbags 

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking 

Technical

Comfort suspension 

Trim

Air vents in Silver-chrome 

Wheels

18" multi-spoke light alloy wheels painted in matt black high sheen finishTirefit sealant with electric air pump
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)0Noise Level dB(A)68
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Badge Engine CC0Badge Power180
Coin DescriptionElectric driveCoin SeriesElectric Art
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0724EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %97
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %56NCAP Safety Assist %86
Service Interval Mileage15600Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP180
Engine Power - KW132Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM9900Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG35Engine Torque - NM340
Top Speed99 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMULTI SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1599Length4358
Wheelbase2699Width1812
Width (including mirrors)2010 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2170Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1456
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)501Max. Loading Weight445
Max. Roof Load75Minimum Kerbweight1725
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

How about a Merc you run off the mains? Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the B-Class Electric Drive.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class might not seem the obvious choice to spearhead the three-pointed star's assault on the electric car market but stick with it. Unlike many electric cars it can make a lot of sense on the balance sheet and from a driving perspective.

Background

The idea of an electric car is beguiling. The ability to glide about town noiselessly with no tailpipe emissions, propelled effortlessly by a giant groundswell of torque is most certainly the way forward, devoid of chugging diesel engines and minus hundreds of moving parts and their potential for costly failure. The thing is, many of us have considered an electric car but very few of us, after even the most cursory investigation, have gone on to take the plunge. Mercedes-Benz thinks it has the car that could well convince us. Engineered in conjunction with Tesla, the B-Class Electric Drive doesn't seem the most exciting electric car out there but perhaps that's the genius. It normalises electric power.

Driving Experience

Power comes via a 177bhp electric motor that punts it silently to 62mph in 7.9sec and on to a limited top speed of 100mph. Introduced to vie with the Volkswagen e-Golf and BMW i3, the batteries, motor and other drive ancillaries tack another 200kg to the kerb weight, lifting it to a big-boned 1650kg. Fortunately, all the weight from the battery packs is located low down, beneath the sandwich rear floor section, so the Electric Drive retains a pleasantly low centre of gravity. Optional paddle shifters behind the wheel don't change gear but instead let the driver choose three different levels of regenerative braking. The best economy comes in the car's Economy Plus mode, which is best for steady state cruising. Here the engine develops 83bhp which limits top speed to 68mph. Switch into Economy and you get 132bhp on tap while Sport unleashes the full 177bhp. Both Economy modes can be overridden by using the kickdown function if you need instant overtaking power. It's properly quick with all of the electrical horses freed up, the instant pickup feeling pretty brisk for such an unprepossessing mini-MPV. It asks quite a lot of its front tyres given the weight on board but the steering is good.

Design and Build

If you were hoping for a car with all the theatre and innovation of the BMW i3, the Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive is going to come as a major disappointment. From the outside it looks much like any other B-Class. The Q-branch went to a lot of trouble building James Bond an invisible car in Die Another Day. They could have saved themselves the bother and given him a Mercedes B-Class. This anonymity might just be the B-Class Electric Drive's ace in the hole though. If you don't want to draw attention to yourself and prefer to keep your eco credentials on the down low, here's your ride. The battery packs sit under the rear seats which, as a consequence, are mounted marginally higher in this car compared to a B-Class with an internal combustion engine. That's only going to be noticed by taller rear seat passengers. The plus point is that the luggage bay is of the same dimensions as the standard car too, so you get a bit more space than you'd find in a BMW i3, fully 501-litres in the back which rises to 1,456-litres if you fold the rear seats.

Market and Model

The Sport trim level gets a unique design for the front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, a seven-inch central display, Artico trim, automatic climate control, a reversing camera and cruise control. It's also available in a choice of eight paint colours. The charging level of the lithium-ion battery and vehicle range can be queried from a distance and, depending on the temperature, you can even pre-heat or pre-cool the vehicle ready for a specified departure time. To really get the best out of the B-Class Electric Drive, the £945 optional Energy Assist Package is a must. This features adaptive energy recuperation systems to sense road conditions using a forward-facing radar. When traffic is identified, increased recuperation is employed to make the most of any deceleration. Likewise, it can use signals from the COMAND system to read the topography of the road ahead and adapt accordingly. The driver can override the regenerative regimen using the paddles mounted behind the steering wheel to always keep on top of the amount of energy being regenerated. It's clever stuff.

Cost of Ownership

You'll pay around £27,000 for a B-Class Electric Drive and although Mercedes quotes a range of 124 miles, if you bank on 100 and drive it carefully, you shouldn't find yourself caught out. A Full recharge using a typical 16-amp home wall socket will take about nine hours if you've depleted the battery but use a 400-volt three-phase electricity supply and you can have the power meter showing 100 per cent in just three hours. Given that a B220 CDI Sport will cost you over £27,000, the Electric Drive model suddenly becomes quite interesting. A full recharge will cost you around £3 in electricity which is not bad for 100 miles of usage. You'd probably use two and a half gallons of diesel to cover that distance in town, which would be over £14. Residual values ought to stand up very nicely too.

Summary

If you don't need your car to travel much more than 100 miles per day, it's hard to think of reasons why you wouldn't buy the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive over a diesel counterpart. It's cheaper to run, it's far more refined, it's quicker, it's just flat-out a nicer place to be. No, you won't be able to take off on a 200 mile round trip on the spur of the moment, but given that this car will probably be a second, or indeed third, car for most families, that might not be an overriding concern. Where this B-Class appeals most is in the maturity of its engineering. It's not making a big song and dance of its electric propulsion. It just gets on with a job and does it extremely well, delivering practicality and real-world utility. It feels like the first sensibly-priced electric car that really offers a viable alternative to its petrol or diesel equivalents. The B-Class Electric Drive delivers a convincing case for electric power. We might just have turned a corner here.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£434.80
Deposit£5399
Term (months)60
Cash price£26,995
Credit amount£21,596
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£31,488
Fixed interest rate4.1%
APR representativeFixed 7.9% APR representative

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