Quick Note: Mercedes-Benz to Sell Electric B-class in U.S. Come 2014
July 6, 2012 3:07 AM
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(Source: Auto Week)
The B-class EV will offer a new front-wheel-drive platform
Mercedes-Benz is planning to release an electric version of the B-class compact in the United States in 2014.
The B-class EV will offer a new front-wheel-drive platform, which was originally featured on the five-door B-class model that went on sale last year in Europe. The new EV will also use an electric motor, battery packs and other vehicle components from Tesla Motors.
"We want to bring another battery-powered vehicle to the market," said an anonymous source from Daimler AG, Mercedes' parent company.
In addition to the B-class EV, the U.S. will also receive three other models that offer the new platform starting next year. The three models are the
, a crossover, and CLA four-door with coupe styling.
The Daimler AG source added that the B-class hybrid that was due in 2014 has been postponed because zero-emission vehicles receive more incentives than those with a small internal combustion engine for range extending.
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RE: Wrong A-Class
7/6/2012 2:57:36 PM
Hmm...the A-class I drive about a decade ago was a joke. BMW pulled it off with the Mini Cooper, but why am I so doubtful Mercedes can make a fun, reliable FWD vehicle?
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