The 2010 Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL made its debut last month and is ready to enter production as early as this year. Of the 200 units to be produced, about 100 will come to the United States, primarily in California, in early 2010.
“They will go to private customers,” Thomas Weber, Daimler AG board member for r&d told Automotive News. “The cars will be leased, but terms have not been finalized. We are going into a small volume production and at least half will go to the United States as fast as they have enough infrastructure.”
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL is powered by a fuel-cell drivetrain mated to an electric motor that produces 136-hp. Along with zero-emission fuel-cell drive, the B-Class F-CELL gets an estimated fuel-economy of 71 mpg and a total driving range of about 240 miles. The sprint from 0 to 62 mph will take around 11 seconds with a top speed of 105 mph.
2010 Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL: