Introducing the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Plug-in Hybrid
Focusing on moving people from A to B, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class has always managed to do an exceptionally stylish job of just that. Add in a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain and the B-Class Plug-in Hybrid, badged the B 250 e, continues to move people around but with less impact on the environment.
The family car can travel in all-electric mode for up to 42 miles, with zero tailpipe emissions. This means the B-Class PHEV qualifies for the 100 percent cleaner vehicle discount within the London Congestion Charge zone.
A slight compromise in boot size is often expected with PHEVs, however, with the B-Class PHEV you still get 405 litres, which is plenty of loadspace for a car of this size.
Range and Performance
As already stated, the B-Class Plug-in Hybrid can travel up to 42 miles in pure electric mode, which is perfect for urban driving or the daily school-runs.
Travelling further than 42 miles is no issue in the B 250 e as the 1.3-litre petrol engine can engage when required. This four-cylinder engine works in conjunction with the electric motor to produce a combined power output of 215bhp.
The B-Class PHEV comes with an 8G DCT 8-speed automatic transmission and can achieve up to 235mpg.
Charging times vary depending on the method of charging but all methods are relatively quick to re-charge the B 250 e.
The majority of people prefer the convenience and cost of charging at home. Here you have two options. You can either plug the B-Class PHEV in to an ordinary household socket to reach a full charge from 10 percent in about 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can have a dedicated wallbox installed, which will reduce charging time to up to just over three hours.
If charging at home is not an option or you need to top-up your charge whilst out and about, you can visit a public charging point. There are thousands of public charging points located around the UK that you can make use of.
Test drive the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Plug-in Hybrid
The B-Class Plug-in Hybrid is a practical, family car that delivers maximum efficiency, whilst offering all the design and style perks of a luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
Offering the best of both worlds, the B 250 e allows you to travel in pure electric mode, whilst still being able rely on the powerful and efficient engine.
Experience everything the B-Class Plug-in Hybrid has to offer by arranging a test drive at your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz retailer.