Mercedes-Benz unveiled their Concept B-Class E-Cell Plus at the Frankfurt International Motor Show for the press on Tuesday.
The Mercedes Concept B-Class E-Cell Plus has a total range of up to 600 kilometers and a range of up to 100 kilometers when in all-electric, local emission-free mode. Acceleration in the B-Class E-Cell Plus is a less then speedy sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in approximately 11 seconds and the top speed of 150 km/h. Though you won’t win any races both speeds are attainable in either operating mode making it extremely eco-friendly.
The above is made possible by the combination of a powerful electric drive generating a peak power output of 100 kW and a continuous output of 70 KW with a 50 kW petrol engine. The latter performs a dual role: at low vehicle speeds it charges the battery via a generator. At higher speeds it serves as a driving engine, acting on the front wheels together with the electric motor via a newly developed automatic transmission. The transmission is a newly developed automatic from Mercedes-Benz.
The Mercedes Concept B-Class E-Cell Plus meets Mercedes-Benz’s high standards in every respect. The vehicle combines compact exterior dimensions with a spacious and variable interior and luggage compartment. Five full-size seats make it an all-round electric car for the family, leisure and general motoring. The new electromechanical steering and enhanced driving dynamics provide for refined sportiness in the field of electric mobility.
Complete details can be found in the expanded press release below.