Alphaman
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Back to the future?

Fri May 18, 2018 5:44 pm

Hi all -- long time lurker, first time poster.

Could it be true? A 2019 model? And yes, the ED is mentioned! Anyone have any corroborating evidence?

Back to the future: 2019 Mercedes B-Class reveals all its secrets
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JeffRay
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Re: Back to the future?

Sun May 20, 2018 11:58 am

Thanks for this pretty red picture. I have not seen or heard anything but I have the feeling that given the meh experience they had with the modified B class, the next MB electric may be a different model, maybe off the GLA model which is similar but more sporty.

Fingers crossed for something nice with 200+ mile range.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

Alphaman
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Re: Back to the future?

Sun May 20, 2018 7:06 pm

It is pretty, isn't it? :D
I'm wondering if this "hiatus" between model years, plus the increase in length of the vehicle (as referenced in the article, being 43cm longer) may indicate that it will get an all new power- and drive-train.
Of course, the big question is -- will this return to the North American market?

JeffRay
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Re: Back to the future?

Mon May 21, 2018 9:04 am

I think MB still has the Eurodelivery program where one can pick up the car in Germany, put some mileage on it and then they put it in a ship to deliver to your local dealer. This may or may not be a way to pick up a model that is not sold in North America.

Am I sure, not really but it was back in the day.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

Alphaman
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Re: Back to the future?

Tue May 22, 2018 7:10 pm

JeffRay wrote:I think MB still has the Eurodelivery program where one can pick up the car in Germany, put some mileage on it and then they put it in a ship to deliver to your local dealer. This may or may not be a way to pick up a model that is not sold in North America.

Am I sure, not really but it was back in the day.
Man, I almost did that when I got my C230K back in '03. I was going to take my 2 kids for a couple weeks through Europe in our new car -- would've been a great trip! But with the start of the Iraq war, plus my previous car dying, Europe got put on hold.
It would be super if such were the case, but I think the car has to be certified for the US market for you to be able to import it. Of course, if it is coming back with these updates, the European Delivery Program is indeed a real thing. Right now, nothing shows up under the Electric category on that page.

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