Mercedes-Benz extends the range of the B-Class is a natural gas model. The Mercedes B 200 Natural Gas Drive features in a false bottom under the rear bench seat has a large and two smaller gas tank, which summarize 125 liters of natural gas, equivalent to about 21 kg.
Running on natural gas needs of the 156 hp (115 kW) engine only 4.2 kg/100 km, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 115 g / km. In addition, the natural gas - Mercedes already meets the Euro 6 emissions standard, which is effective from 1.9.2014 for all vehicles with gasoline engines in power. For emergencies, the B 200 Natural Gas Drive still has a 12 liter fuel tank.
Despite economical and low fuel consumption (the price per kilometer is around 50% below that of a gasoline-powered vehicle) is the B-Class also move fast. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is done in 9.1 seconds, top speed is 200 km / h.
In addition, customers can choose the B 200 Natural Gas Drive between a 6-speed manual transmission or the new 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox 7G-DCT.
Visual level, the gas B-class on some details, such as the striking front bumper with LED daytime running lights in the form of ingots. To the dealers, the B-Class will roll powered by natural gas in 2013.