Category: Mercedes News

Mercedes-Benz B-Class to Possibly Double in Range

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive was already one of the most impressive electric cars on the market, running purely on electricity, producing zero emissions, and offering up to 87 miles of range.

But new reports are indicating the B-Class’s range could possibly increase enormously. Sources are saying that there’s a major upgrade in the works for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which could include increasing the range to more than 200 miles.

The same source said the luxury automaker would be designing the new motor and power-train components on its own, instead of getting its engine parts from Tesla Motors, as the B-Class currently does.

An increase in range such as this would truly be monumental for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which has already been a total game-changer in the world of electric vehicles. Hopefully, more official data will follow soon.

Would you like to see an increased range Mercedes-Benz B-Class in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

New Mercedes Safety Tech Announced for Upcoming E-Class

Vehicles have come a long way since the days when airbags were an optional feature and the use of seat belts was elective rather than mandatory. These days, technology has advanced so much that we’re now close to seeing self-driving cars on public roads, with many automakers already testing this technology. The new Mercedes safety tech in the next-gen E-Class will help bring the automaker’s vehicles one step closer to achieving autonomous, accident-free driving.

The E-Class is expected to be released in spring 2016. The technology, which Mercedes calls Intelligent Drive next Level, includes steering assistance with hearing and safety protection. The steering assist will help the driver outmaneuver an obstacle in order to avoid an accident. The hearing protection includes systems that protect occupants’ ears and hearing during a crash. Finally, the safety protection helps push the driver and front passenger away from the doors in case of a side impact.

Intelligent Drive next Level is part of the Driver Assistance Package, which includes: Active Brake Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Remote Parking Pilot, Car-to-X Communication, Digital Car Key, PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side, PRE-SAFE Sound, and MULTIBEAM LED headlamps. All of these features, along with Intelligent Drive next Level, will help keep Mercedes on the cutting edge of safety technology as we move into the future.

As Professor Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, explains, “”We are taking a further major step along the road to autonomous and connected driving. The innovations that will be available for the future E-Class taking safety, stress relief, and comfort to a new level. And as such further Mercedes-Benz is underlining its leading position as a safety pioneer.”

We look forward to seeing these innovations in person when the new E-Class arrives at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead next year!