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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
Energi 5-Door HB SEL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Hybrid 5-Door HB SE 42 37 $22,539 $24,170
Hybrid 5-Door HB SEL 42 37 $25,337 $27,170
Energi 5-Door HB SEL 40 36 $29,499 $31,635
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$691 / month
$527 / month
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 40 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 36 mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 36.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 41
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 171.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 61.3 63.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 72
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 54.6 42.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 17.2 19.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 38.4
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45HR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code STDTR TDH
Front Tire Size P225/45HR17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code STDTR TDH
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 177 188 @ 6000
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 251 129 @ 4000
Engine Order Code STDEN 99U
Displacement - 2.0 L/122
Fuel System - Sequential MPI
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 85 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 84 88
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 83 -
Battery Range (mi) 85 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 40
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code STDTN NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic CVT w/OD
Trans Type 1 1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.57
Body Style Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz B-Class Ford C-Max Energi
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 14
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3859
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 390
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
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