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Selected Style 4-Door HB Electric Drive
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Electric Drive N/A N/A $38,549 $41,450
4-Door HB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB N/A N/A $38,040 $41,350
4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $41,585 $45,200
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive delivers tall-hatchback versatility and impressive performance, with all the finesse and features you might expect from the luxury marque. The 2014 BMW i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car--and the BMW--for the crowded cities of a new century.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 31.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 49.2
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61 62
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 101
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 70
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.9
Length, Overall (in) 171.6 157
Height, Overall (in) 61.3 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 54.6 11.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 17.2 2.8
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 32.3
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code STDTR NA
Front Tire Size P225/45HR17 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45HR17 P155/70R19
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 19 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 19 X 5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Engine Type Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 251 184
Engine Order Code STDEN NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 177 170
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Trans Type 1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code STDTN NA
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz B-Class BMW i3
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2799
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