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The Mercedes-Benz B-Class (codename W245) is a small family car introduced by German automaker Mercedes-Benz in March 2005. It is essentially an enlarged A-Class keeping some of the engines, but with other more powerful ones available. It has the same basic suspension system. Like the A-Class, and unlike any other vehicle Mercedes builds or has built, the B-Class is a front wheel drive vehicle. The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive concept car was presented at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The electric car is scheduled to be released in Europe in 2013 and expected to be launched in the U.S. in 2014.
Mercedes-Benz describes the B-Class as a Compact Sports Tourer instead of hatchback or multi-purpose vehicle, like its R-Class model, which is called a Grand Sports Tourer. It was released in Europe in the late spring of 2005 and in Canada in the autumn of 2005. Plans to import the car to the US through Mexico were put on hold due to a strong euro, but it is likely that a new version of the car will come to the US via a newly constructed Mexican plant in 2014.
On September 2011, Daimler-Benz announced a complete replacement for the W245-model Mercedes B-Class, and was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The platform is shared with the new (2012) model A-Class, remain front-wheel-drive, and support a variety of body formats from mini-MPV to coupe. Unlike the W245-model B-Class, the replacement is able to share engines and ancillary components with larger models in the Mercedes range, albeit mounted transversely, an initiative aimed at reducing overall costs.
New Model Major Change B Class
In July 2011, Daimler AG released more details about the next Mercedes-Benz B-Class, called the w246 internally. The entry-level, petrol-powered B180 uses the 122 hp M270 1.6 four-cylinder and the B200 is powered by the same 1.6 as the B180 but pushed to 156 hp. For glow plug fans, the B180 CDI uses the OM651 1.8 common rail diesel, an engine that will be mounted transversally for the first time, while the B200 CDI uses same engine but with the power raised to 136 hp.
B-Class Electric Drive
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive concept was unveiled at the 2102 Paris Motor Show.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled the B-Class Electric Drive concept car at the 2102 Paris Motor Show. The B-Class Electric Drive is scheduled to be released in Europe in 2013 as a 2014 model year, and expected to be launched in the U.S. in 2014 as a 2015 model. Mercedes-Benz had previously showed the B-class E-cell Plus concept, an electric drive car with a range extender, at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. The plug-in hybrid was expected to go into production in 2014, but later the carmaker postponed their plans.
The electric car powertrain was designed and built by Tesla Motors. The front-wheel drive plug-in car is equipped with an electric motor with peak output of 100 kW (134 hp) and 228 lb-ft of torque. The motor is powered by a 36 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is expected to achieve a range of 200 km (124 mi) with a top speed of 150 km/h (93 mph)