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 Post subject: Re: Which Model Year/Build Should I Buy, & Mountainous Terra
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:37 am 
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Mr.250e,

??? Not sure how you go 31 miles, even downhill, and arrive with a near full capacity battery. My last physics class was in high school. Maybe I am underestimating how much regen you will get coming down the hill, hm, very interesting. If so, to go back up the hill should be a breeze, save the double whammy of really cold and the uphill highway driving. Perhaps your engineer friends can do the calculation as it is all calculable.

Bite the bullet and get a good deal on a used MB250e.

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 Post subject: Re: Which Model Year/Build Should I Buy, & Mountainous Terra
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:53 pm 
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31 miles commute each way is easy in a B250e. And if you get the Range charge option -- use it as often as you want -- it does not degrade the battery and it does not get monitored by Mercedes. I have used range charge about 600 times in 3 years -- all winter, for my 60-70 mile round trip commute to NYC. (no charging at work) . The only time I don't use a range charge is on my day off or weekends, or summertime when range is over 100 miles anyway. If you are getting a B250e used and are going to keep it a long time, get every possible option. the sticker (MSRP) should be about $51k. Why not? The special options make the car so much better. Radar cruise control? awesome. Heated Seats, heated windshield, better stereo, etc. these are essential items -- the stock radio is garbage. Leather seats are great. Nav is great. CarPlay, etc. get it all. Try to get a 2015 or 2016 model. Under 20k miles is ideal.


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