Santa Barbara Auto Group explores the design and performance of the future B-Class Electric Drive from Mercedes-Benz early next year.SBAlogo5

Santa Barbara Auto Group is proud to bring the latest in driving innovation to Santa Barbara drivers.  Every year, the finest luxury auto makers unveil model updates that continuously provide improved performance and efficiency.  In today’s world, many drivers are looking for more than just a stylish design and dynamic engine – they want a premium vehicle that features high fuel efficiency and low emissions as well.

One automaker in particular is committed to constant innovation in the automotive industry – Mercedes-Benz.  The premium brand holds hundreds of patents for innovative safety and performance technology.  Mercedes-Benz has previously pioneered the field of clean diesel engines and currently offers a diverse line-up of BlueTEC® clean diesel vehicles including the popular E-Class sedan and the GLK250 BlueTEC®.  The next step for Mercedes-Benz now is introducing an electric-drive vehicle for the United States market: the B-Class Electric Drive.

B-Class Electric Drive Coming to United States

Boasting lively performance, uncompromising comfort, and a striking new look, the B-Class Electric Drive will pave the way to a more sustainable future in the U.S. early next year at a value that may surprise you.  The B-Class Electric Drivers features a bold compact four-door design with seating for five.

The B-Class Electric Drive will offer drivers an estimated range of 115 miles thanks to the advanced electric motor delivering 135 horsepower and 228lb-ft of torque.  The car has posted current speeds of 0-60mph in less than 10 seconds.  The innovative drive system converts kinetic energy into electric current while coasting or braking for improved efficiency.

Convenient Charging Process

The B-Class Electric Drive also offers drivers a measure of convenience thanks to the easy charging process.  The vehicle can be charged at any standard outlet.  With a 240 Volt/40 Amp power source, the car can be charged up for a range of about 60 miles in less than two hours, reaching a full charge in less than four.  The 28kWh lithium-ion battery is stored safely and unobtrusively in the rear floor “Energy Space.”

This new vehicle will feature many convenient and innovative technologies to further enhance the driving experience.  For example, the car offers an intuitive in-dash power display and standard Becker® MAP PILOT® navigation.  Connected vehicle technology is also available with remote monitoring and charging features to keep drivers in the know.

Luxury Design

In addition to advanced driving technology, the B-Class Electric Drive will also feature the luxury styling and design expected from the Mercedes-Benz brand.  Drivers will appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship of the luxury cabin and stylish exterior design.

To learn more about this upcoming vehicle, drivers can call, email, or stop by Santa Barbara Auto Group to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable sales associate.

About Mercedes-Benz of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Auto group is proud to be an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located just off the 101 and S Hope Ave.  The Mercedes-Benz team at Santa Barbara Auto Group is strongly committed to delivering an exceptional buying experience.  The sale staff offers many years of experience satisfying customers’ needs.  The Santa Barbara Auto Group offers a wide array of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicles which customers may view online or on-site at the dealership.

The Santa Barbara Auto Group  is dedicated to providing the best sales and service experience in Southern California.  To learn more about any of the popular Mercedes-Benz models including the all-new CLA-class or the C-Class or E-Class, feel free to call, email, or stop by for friendly personal service.

Santa Barbara Auto Group

402 S Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

(805) 682-2000