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 |  Oct 04 2012, 5:01 PM

At the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its B-Class Electic Drive Concept, and now there’s confirmation that its production model will eventually make its way to America.

The B-Class Electic Drive will be the only B-Class model sold in America, and will also be the only electric vehicle from the German automaker to be offered in America, for now. So why the B-Class as Mercedes-Benz’s sole electric offering in the US? The automaker wanted to use a unique body style, offering an EV in a market that isn’t oversaturated with existing models.

In concept form, the B-Class Electric Drive offers up to almost 125 miles of range while being powered by an electric motor with 134-hp and 229 lb-ft of torque. It’s expected that the production model will feature the same specifications found in the concept that debuted in Paris.

[Source: Car and Driver]

  • http://www.conzumo.com/cartuchos-toners-c-1.html Stephine Keener

    So why the B-Class as Mercedes-Benz’s sole electric offering in the US?
    The automaker wanted to use a unique body style, offering an EV in a
    market that isn’t oversaturated with existing models.