2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Unboxing – How Is It Related To Tesla?

2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Unboxing - How Is It Related To Tesla?
For today’s unboxing review we have the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. Yes, it’s a pure EV. And yes, we were very impressed by it. Despite its boring interior and exterior design, the B-Class EV features a drive system courtesy of Tesla – a lithium-ion battery packed under the floor and a 132 kWh electric motor under the hood. Fully charged, it’s good for 87 miles of all-electric range.

Performance? Decent, like 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds, which is thanks to a total of 177 hp and 251 of instant torque being delivered to the front wheels via a single speed transmission. You should think of the B-Class EV as sort of a place holder for the automaker until more EVs arrive, which will happen fairly soon. In the meantime, we think the B-Class EV has gone unnoticed long enough. With seating for up to five, it’s an excellent everyday vehicle that does everything very well. Yes, it’s driving range isn’t anywhere near a Tesla’s 200+ range, but this thing is an awful lot cheaper than what Elon Musk is asking for his car. Base price: ,450. Oh, and don’t forget to factor in thousands of dollars of tax credits, depending on which state you live. Enjoy the review!

Introduction: 0:15
Europe-only versions: 0:45
Exterior: 1:45
Interior: 2:30
Extra features: 3:15
Engine and transmission: 4:00
Spacious rear seat: 5:35
From the driver’s seat: 6:00
How does it drive?: 9:05
Performance: 9:30
All-electric driving range?: 10:00
What do I like?: 11:40
Don’t like: 12:00
What’s the competition: 12:35
Pricing: 13:20
Not a stand out design: 15:00
Conclusion: 15:30

Special thanks to Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek for letting us film the car. Check out their entire inventory at: http://www.mbofwalnutcreek.com

2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Unboxing – How Is It Related To Tesla?

18 thoughts on “2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Unboxing – How Is It Related To Tesla?”

  1. Must be all petrol or gas engine machine in
    around the
    world changed to electricity engine in end 2018.

  2. 100 mile range…Even though there is a gas station on every corner would anyone buy an I.C.E. car with a 100 mile range?

  3. these are cool, but no one can compete with used nissan leafs that sell for $8,000 usd now. i love mercedes, but not for $35,000 usd more!

  4. I'm thinking about buying an electric car. My number one priority is size. I'm 6'7, and have very long legs. Would i fit in this?

  5. Dude upgrade the rims and tires. Take a look at the B200 D Sport. Those stock rims are a serious upgrade for this car.

  6. Too bad they didn't upgrade the rims as well. The diesel version has nicer rims. I would buy it IF they would upgrade the range above 150 miles of range minimum.

  7. Very interesting. I have indeed never heard of it before. The outside (especially from the side view) is woefully unattractive. My first car was a 1986 Plymouth Colt and that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this vehicle from the side. The 17 inch wheels ar B-O-R-I-N-G beyond measure. The nicest thing about the exterior is the front grill and facade. The interior is much better looking. It'll be interesting if this new electric car has a life in the USA.

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