Hybrid Mercedes-Benz B250e sales startedJune 9, 2020
The MPV B-Class mini-version combines the A-Class hatchback and the upcoming GLA crossover with a new plug-in hybrid technology.
Mercedes-Benz has published price lists for its hybrid B-Class, which is now available for order in the UK, and the first copies will go on sale in late summer. The B250e costs at least £ 35,280 for the AMG Line Executive, which includes the standard package: MBUX with virtual support and a large 10.235-inch display, heated front seats, climate control, faux leather, 18-inch alloy wheels and wireless charging smartphone.
The AMG Line Premium is priced at £ 36,780 and adds a 10.25-inch digital display, augmented reality satellite navigation, keyless entry and engine start, 64-color ambient lighting and an advanced sound system.
The top version of Premium Plus reaches a maximum price of £ 38,280. For this money, customers have access to a panoramic sunroof, multi-beam LED headlights, a memory function for the front seats with electric drive and a function for recognizing road signs. For an additional £ 1,495, an assistance package is available that offers a significant amount of advanced technology to enhance security.
The B250e joins the A250e hatchback and the upcoming GLA250e crossover as a sibling brother to share PHEV technology. All are equipped with a 1.3-liter four-cylinder petrol engine rated at 156 hp. and a 110-horsepower electric motor. The total output of the EQ Power-badged system is 215 hp. and 450 Nm of torque. The A250e can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.6 seconds, and the B250e reaches the same speed in 6.8 seconds. The maximum speed is 235 km / h for hatchbacks and 240 km / h for the station wagon.
A 15.6 kWh lithium-ion battery provides the B250e a 68 km pure electric mileage in the WLTP test cycle and can be filled from 10 to 80% capacity in 25 minutes with a quick charger. The wall-mounted device with a capacity of 7.4 kW will charge from 10 to 100% for 1 hour 45 minutes. The new battery pack adds 150 kg to the heavy weight of each of the three cars, but Mercedes claims that the revised exhaust system and the relocated fuel tank have slightly reduced luggage space relative to ICE models.
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