The 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e is powered by an electric motor that makes 177 horsepower and 256 pound-feet of torque. Though the B250e is no sports car-- its relatively powerful motor ensures that the car doesn't suffer from being a slow-poke, like many of the other green cars on the market. Mercedes claims a range of about 85 miles for the B250e, making it ideal for buyers who may have a longer commute and proving that the vehicle is more than just a city car. The B250e is also quick to charge, with Mercedes claiming that a 2-hour charge should be enough for about 60 miles of driving.
Standard features on the B250e Electric Drive include 17-inch alloy wheels, a 5.8-inch color screen, a hands-free Bluetooth interface, a navigation system that responds to voice commands, a 14-way power adjustable driver's seat, ambient interior lighting, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an attention assist system to keep the driver awake, LED daytime running lamps, and LED taillights.
Several packages are offered, including various Premium Packages. In these you'll find features like bi-xenon headlights, heated front seats, a Harman/Kardon sound system, smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an eight-inch color freestanding display, a garage door opener and SiriusXM satellite radio.
The Electric Blue Interior Package adds MB-Tex upholstery, dash and door trim in blue with gray stitching and a black headliner. Leather upholstery is also available with an Interior Package that also features some additional upholstering around the doors and the dashboard.
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