If you are looking for Eco-friendly and utility in your car then the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e is the best option. The car has spacious interior that can comfortably carry four people with a lot of cargo. The B250e which was formerly known as B-Class Electric, is propelled by a 132-kilowatt electric motor fed by 28-kWh lithium-ion battery , giving the car a range of 84 miles .The battery can be recharged in 30 hours from a starndard 110 V wall outlet or 3.5 hours with a 240 V charging station. Acceleration is impressive, in spite of the fact that the heavy powertrain leads the B250e to tip the scales at nearly 4,000 pounds.
When you step into the five-passenger cabin and you’ll find good head and legroom front and rear, although the backseat’s center position is only suitable for kids. The B250e’s cargo hold is spacious and has a flat load floor because the battery pack is located beneath the floor.
The B250e has a few cons which include very firm seats and hard-plastic dashboard trim. Many features that you would expect to be standard equipment are instead optional. Standard safety features on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags, a driver-side knee airbag, active front head restraints, forward collision warning and mitigation including automated braking, and a drowsy driver warning system.
The standard Mbrace system includes automatic collision notification, roadside assistance and stolen vehicle location. A rearview camera and a blind-spot monitoring system are both available as options.
From behind the steering wheel, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e has things such as snappy acceleration right off the line, which is all the more impressive considering the car’s 3,900-pound curb weight. Switching between the available driving modes and brake regeneration settings gives you the chance to fine-tune the car’s performance . There is also enough power to haul a full load of people or cargo.
The adjustable regenerative braking, it can be manually controlled via the three-position steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, or it can be left in the radar-based fully autonomous mode that works by sensing the traffic in front of you and dialing in the proper amount of regeneration for conditions. Best of all, the regenerative braking has a natural feel to it without the quirky surging feeling so common to such systems.
The car’s short-travel suspension delivers a firm ride quality that can get a little wearisome.This utility vehicle drives with excellent refinement, plus it can carry a lot of stuff for a useful number of miles, yet it also always reminds you that utility remains the underlying message.
Inside the cabin, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e offers decent headroom for anyone who isn’t taller than average. There’s also adult-sized legroom in the backseat, which is not something a lot of compact EVs can claim. The seats are a little too firm though , and this might ultimately make you glad this car has only 80-some miles of cruising range per charge.However, the hard plastics is disappointing. The screen for COMAND system that is perched atop the dash looks like a last-minute “where can we put this?” addition rather than something carefully integrated into the existing design.
One strong suit is the size of the cargo hold, with a generous 21.6 cubic feet of room behind the rear seats. Fold down the rear seat and there will be more space for cargo, which is about 51.4 cubic feet.