The Mercedes-Benz B-class was originally launched in 2005. It is a small, five-door van suitable for five passengers and cargo. Read editors' take
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Mercedes-Benz used its partnership with Tesla Motors to develop an electric drivetrain for the B-class. Read editors' take
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Blue mirror caps adorn this show car. Read editors' take
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The B-class Electric Drive's front wheels are connected to a 75-kilowatt motor, giving the car 174 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque. Read editors' take
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The lithium ion battery pack sits under the floorboards in the middle of the car. Read editors' take
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Beyond the drivetrain, there is little difference structurally between the electric and gasoline versions of the B-class. Read editors' take
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The charging port is placed at the right rear of the car. Read editors' take
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This model shows a high-trim interior for the B-class. Read editors' take
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