Quiet cabin; responsive handling; swift acceleration; versatile hatchback body style; upscale character
Anonymous styling; high price, although it has dropped by $1,550 from 2016's MSRP
A Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE is now available, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Interior choices now include Electric Blue, and exterior choices now include Lunar Blue metallic. Multi-color ambient cabin lighting becomes an individual extra. Options bundles have also been re-structured. See the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e models for sale near you
For those who can afford it, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e is an exceptionally pleasant EV. But technology never stands still, while the B250e's limited range stays the same. Find a Mercedes-Benz B250e for sale
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class comes in one version: the B250e ($40,825).
Standard equipment includes 17-in alloy wheels, LED running lights and taillights, rain-sensing wipers, leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, EV-specific smartphone app with remote functions (My Mercedes Electric Vehicle Homepage), 4.5-in color driver information display, MB-Tex synthetic leather upholstery, 14-way power front seats with driver's-side memory settings, split/folding rear seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, infotainment system with 7-in central display and console-mounted control knob, voice-controlled navigation system, Bluetooth and an 8-speaker audio system with a USB port and HD radio.
The Premium 1 package uses radar to assess the amount of traffic and then adjust the amount of regenerative braking, plus keyless entry/start and satellite radio.
The Premium 2 package brings an upgraded Harman Kardon audio system, automatic garage door opener, self-dimming mirrors and bi-xenon headlights.
The Premium 3 package includes an upgraded navigation system, rearview camera, and smartphone app integration.
The new Electric Blue interior bundle has contrasting stitching in, you guessed it: blue.
Other options include blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, self-parking system, button-activated range-extender feature, which provides a claimed 15 extra miles of range if used sparingly, heated front seats, extended MB-Tex trim with exposed stitching, leather upholstery, wood trim, ambient cabin lighting and music storage.
Rear seat space is adequate, although this is a compact hatchback, so it's not exactly roomy. Cargo capacity measures 17.7 cu ft behind the rear seats, which isn't all that impressive, but it expands to a healthy 51.4 cu ft with those seats folded flat.
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|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2017 BMW i3 -- The aesthetic opposite of the conservative B-Class, with radical construction and materials, and even more entertaining driving manners. A bigger battery option has a range of 114 miles.
2017 Chevrolet Bolt -- Not exactly a premium car, but still an all-electric compact hatchback with a slightly raised driving position. Its range of 238 miles is the big selling point.
2017 Ford Focus Electric -- Another compact EV hatchback, but more mainstream than premium.
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