The 2016 Mercedes-Benz B-Class undergoes a minor weight-savings campaign this year: The previous "Electric Drive" badge on the rear is replaced with a new designation, B250e. Aside from the name change, there's nothing new, and even the price stays the same.
About Mercedes-Benz B-Class
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, a moderately priced EV from an established luxury automaker should be a winner. But the B-Class debuted into a market forever changed by the Tesla Model S. And the competition has grown since and now includes the more affordable Chevy Bolt, which offers 200-plus miles of range. The 88-mile range of the new Mercedes B250e was already small compared to other EVs available, and it doesn’t offer a range-extending gasoline engine as you'll find in a Chevy Volt or BMW i3, plus the B-Class is more expensive. Although its interior offers premium materials, and the new 2017 B250e offers a better driving experience than many other EVs, the new B-Class needs more style and more range to compete successfully in today’s EV market.