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Mercedes-Benz B-Class vs. BMW i3: Which is the EV for You?

Currently, there are two competitors in the entry-luxury electric vehicle segment: the BMW i3 and the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. These premium hatchbacks are motivated by advanced all-electric powertrains, allowing you to cruise through Alameda County on an electric charge rather than fuel. However, aside from a few shared features, such as HD Radio™ and keyless entry, that’s where their similarities end. So, which EV offers the smarter blend of power, efficiency, and comfort to Fremont drivers? To show you just how the 2017 B-Class measures up to the 2017 i3, we’ve put together the following comparison chart!

Features 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class B 250e Hatchback 2017 BMW i3 60 Ah Hatchback
Starting MSRP $39,900 $42,400
Fuel Economy
City MPGe 85 137
EPA-Estimated Highway MPG 82 111
Performance Specs
Motor All-electric motor with a 28-kWh lithium-ion battery pack All-electric motor with a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
Horsepower 177 170
Torque 250 184
Drivetrain Configuration Front-wheel drive Rear-wheel drive
Battery-Only Range 87 miles 80 miles
Range Extender Standard Optional
Exterior Dimensions
Length 171.5 inches 157.0 inches
Width 71.3 inches 70.0 inches
Height 62.5 inches 62.0 inches
Wheelbase 106.2 inches 101.0 inches
Exterior Features
Memory-Adjustable Exterior Mirrors Standard Feature Not Offered
Locking Fuel Filler Door/Cap Standard Feature Not Offered
Temporary Use Spare Tire Standard Feature Not Offered
Interior Dimensions and Capacities
Front Head Room 55.6 inches 39.6 inches
Rear Shoulder Room 54.4 inchess 49.2 inches
Maximum Cargo Capacity 51.4 cubic feet 36.9 cubic feet
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Interior Features
Power-Adjustable Front Seats Standard Feature Not Offered
Infotainment Display 7-inch display with a central controller 6.5-inch display with memory buttons
CD Players Standard Feature Not Offered
SD Card Reader Standard Feature Not Offered
Split-Folding Rear Seats 60/40 50/50
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control Standard Feature Not Offered
Safety Features
Emergency Telematics Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect BMW Assist eCall
Drive Attention Monitor ATTENTION ASSIST® Feature Not Offered
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Feature Not Offered
Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Braking Active Brake Assist Optional

Experience All-Electric Power Like Never Before

When you compare the 2017 BMW i3 to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, the winning hatchback is clear. While the i3 offers higher MPGe ratings, the B-Class counters with a stronger powertrain and a standard range extender that stretches its already longer 87-mile battery-only range by close to 20 miles. Inside the cabin, you and your four passengers will enjoy roomier dimensions and cargo space, as well as a wealth of luxurious amenities – all for a lower starting MSRP. Not to mention, the B-Class brags an arsenal of active safety features, including Active Brake Assist and ATTENTION ASSIST®, for your protection.

Your Mercedes-Benz Dealer in Alameda County!

If you’re intrigued by the 2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class, contact Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Fremont at (510) 623-1111! Our experienced sales team is on call Monday through Sunday to answer your questions and help you book a test drive. If you’d prefer to speak with us in person, stop by our dealership at 5760 Cushing Parkway in Fremont, CA.

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