Mercedes-Benz B Class

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A250e hatchback

    A 250e badge denotes the 217-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain bound for Mercedes' compact cars.

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
    2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Priced From $41,450

    Just in time to fend off BMW’s new i3 in the still nascent electric car market is the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which is priced at $41,450 before factoring in any subsidies. That compares with pricing for the i3, although the Mercedes misses out on the BMW’s advanced...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class facelift spy shots
    2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Spy Shots

    The latest version of Mercedes-Benz’s B-Class compact MPV recently reached the U.S. market, launching earlier in the year in electric guise only. Overseas, however, the car has been on sale since 2011 so it’s soon due for its mid-cycle refresh. Right on cue, prototypes for a facelifted...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive
    2014 Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive Debuts In New York

    After literally years of speculation, Mercedes-Benz’s B Class hatchback has finally landed in the U.S., though there’s only one variant, and it’s electric. Yes, Mercedes-Benz is introducing a zero-emission version of its B Class in the U.S. for the 2014 model year, revealing the...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept B Class Electric Drive, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Electric Drive To Be Sole Mercedes-Benz B Class Model In U.S.

    While Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the regular A Class and B Class models won’t be offered in the U.S., there’s a chance an electric version of the B Class, previewed recently at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, might just arrive. In fact, there are reports claiming the electric B Class, whose...

  • Mercedes-Benz Concept B Class Electric Drive, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    Mercedes-Benz Concept B Class Electric Drive: 2012 Paris Auto Show

    Rumors of an electric B Class from Mercedes-Benz have been making the rounds for ages now, but at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, we'll be treated to the debut of the new Concept B Class Electric Drive, a version of which is headed to production in 2014. Mercedes says the Concept B Class Electric drive...

  • Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell Plus Concept

    In February Tesla confirmed it would work with Mercedes-Benz on a third electric car project, the first two being the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive and Mercedes-Benz A Class E-Cell. According to latest reports, that third project will be an electric version of the latest-generation B Class, and will be aimed primarily at the U.S. market. Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler is a major shareholder of Tesla, and as part of its original share purchase deal back in 2009 the German auto giant gained access to Tesla’s battery technology and technical expertise needed to bring electric...

  • 'Invisible' Hydrogen B-Class F-Cell
    An Invisible Mercedes-Benz, Of Sorts: Video

    In the James Bond film Die Another Day, Q introduces 007 to his assigned Aston Martin Vanquish--or “Vanish,” as it’s nicknamed. Equipped with small cameras all around, they transmit images to a “light-emitting polymer skin on the opposite side,” Q explains, rendering...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
    2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The first of Mercedes’ future small car family, the all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, has been revealed ahead of its official world debut in just a few weeks at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Substantially more agile and efficient than the model it replaces, the new B-Class is expected to...

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