As the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive nears launch and production stages, Mercedes has announced pricing for the electric vehicle. Set to compete with the i3, Mercedes has priced the B-Class within mere hundreds of dollars to ensure price won’t affect peoples decisions to buy it over BMW’s electric city car.
United States Pricing
Announced in May 2014, the electric drive is set to arrive in Summer of 2014, and is priced within $100 of the BMW i3 electric vehicle. Base price is set at $41,450 and several very appealing options are available which drive the price up near the $50,000 mark (before tax incentives).
Pricing in Germany
Germany will be the first market in Europe to receive the Mercedes-Benz electric B-Class. Price including tax is €39,151. Through the Mercedes-Benz Bank, a 36 month lease is available for €399 a month with a one-off leasing payment of €8,473.31.
United Kingdom Pricing
The B-Class Electric Drive is expected to carry a price tag starting at £32,000 ($53,834 USD) in the UK. After the UK government’s £5000 plug-in vehicle grant, the price of the B-class Electric Drive could drop to around £27,000. That means the car will cost some £1320 more than the all-electric BMW i3