炫动飘逸 2014款奔驰B级电动车测评

发布日期:2021-01-31 18:01

本文摘要:And over here in the Appliance Department youll now find the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, the firms first proper, volume-production electric car: Five-seats, five doors, front-wheel drive, 85 miles of range, 42 grand or so before


And over here in the Appliance Department youll now find the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, the firms first proper, volume-production electric car: Five-seats, five doors, front-wheel drive, 85 miles of range, 42 grand or so before tax credits at the state and federal level. In all respects, just another ship in Mercedes fleet.现在,你将不会在家电部寻找梅赛德斯-飞驰(Mercedes-Benz) B级Electric Drive――该公司第一款确实意义上的、投入量出产的电动车型。该款车为五门五座设计,前轮驱动,续航里程为85英里(约合135公里),在享用联邦及州政府税收优惠前的售价为42,000美元。从各个方面来看,它都是飞驰系列车型的一名新成员。

First impression: The B-ED reeks of the same high-class domesticity as Mercedes R-Class and M-Class breeders. Similar seats, same spill-resistant textures, mostly the same instruments and switchgear, including the knobby dealy in the center console to dial in navi, audio and vehicle systems. Love it or hate it, there, too, is Mercedes 7-inch color display floating above ball vents in the dash center, looking like an abandoned iPad.再行说道说道第一印象:B级Electric Drive具备与其前辈飞驰R级与M级车型完全相同的高档家用性能。它们搭配了类似于的座椅和某种程度的防泼飞溅面料,仪表和电源装置也大致相同,其中还包括中控台上那个用来调节导航系统、音响和车载系统的圆鼓鼓的按钮。不管你讨厌还是喜欢,这款车仪表台上圆形通风口的上方也有一块七英寸的悬浮式彩色显示屏,它看起来就像一部出厂的iPad。In any event, the B-ED is not weird. Actually, it couldnt be more familiar and obvious. The accelerator pedal might as well have Schnell written on it.不管怎样,B级Electric Drive都远比古怪。


Got kids? Got a garage? Commute to the train station? Dont want to have to park a big German blimp every time you go out? Believe me, if your first Mercedes had a plug, you wouldnt be missing a thing.家有孩子?有车库?须要常常来往于火车站?想每次都驾驶员一辆可观的德系车出外?坚信我,如果你的第一辆飞驰是款电动汽车,你会错失什么的。Redesigned in 2011, the B-Class (tall family wagon) has been unavailable in the U.S. (but yes for Mexico and Canada). As part of the platform redesign, different versions of the vehicle floor stampings were created to accommodate batteries or compressed natural-gas storage. The B will be available in the States only as an EV. That fact, its fair to say, wont supercharge model sales.飞驰B级车型(低车座家用旅行车)在2011年经过了新的设计,仍然并未在美国市场出售(但在墨西哥和加拿大有售)。作为平台新的设计的变动之一,有所不同版本的底盘冲压件被设计出来以容纳电池或传输天然气储存容器。

B级车型在美国将只出售电动版。公平地说道,这一点将无法性刺激车型的销量。Mercedes execs are realistic. When I asked project manager Anton Sonntag how many he thought the company could sell, he shrugged and said: As many as people will buy.飞驰的管理者讲究实际。

笔者向该公司项目经理安东泊塔格(Anton Sonntag)告知他指出这款车能售出多少时,他耸了耸肩,问道:“大家想要卖多少就能买多少。”The B-ED is, realists would note, a compliance car. The phrase refers to a low- or zero-emission vehicle model, built in whatever numbers necessary to satisfy some portion of Californias clean-vehicle quota and typically sold only in California and 10 other clean-air states. The California Air Resources Board obliges major manufacturers to sell an incrementally rising percentage of advanced technology ZEV cars even if, and most assuredly when, they lose money on them.侧重实际的人可能会说道,B级Electric Drive是一款“合规车”。这个词指的是较低废气或零排放车型,制造商要生产适当数量的车辆以超过自己在加州洁 能源车辆配额中的份额。这些车一般来说只在加州和另外10个制定了洁 空气法规的州出售。

加州空气资源委员会(The California Air Resources Board)强迫主要汽车制造商销售更加低比例的先进设备技术零排放车型,即使(而且完全认同就不会如此)他们要做到亏本交易。Compliance cars put something of a strain on auto makers communications departments, because the unspoken truth is so, um, unspeakable. So lets divide the B-EDs media debut last week in Silicon Valley into text and subtext. The subtext was regulatory compliance, and of a very expedient variety, too: Rather than rely on in-house RD, Mercedes essentially contracted with Tesla -- the Silicon Valley car maker and acknowledged leader in electric automobiles -- to provide the EV architecture (motor, transmission, battery, power electronics) for its electron-fired B-Class.合规车给汽车制造商的公关部门带给了一些压力,因为不言而喻的事实是…不能言说。如果把B级Electric Drive前不久在硅谷的媒体首秀分成字面意义与言外之意的话,那么它的言外之意就是遵守法规,而且是权且遵守。飞驰未动用自身的研发力量,而是基本上将研发外包给硅谷汽车制造商、普遍认为的电动汽车领导者特斯拉,由后者为其B级电动车获取电动汽车的架构(发动机、传动系统、电池及电力电子设备)。

The B-Class ED is the product of a technology-sharing alliance between Tesla and Daimler that goes back to Mercedes 2009 investment. Tesla will make the B-Class battery pack, power management system and thrashy bits at the factory in Fremont, Calif., and ship them to Germany for final vehicle assembly.B级Electric Drive是特斯拉与戴姆勒(Daimler)之间技术分享联盟的产物,二者之间的合作还要追溯到至2009年飞驰对特斯拉的投资。特斯拉将在加州弗里蒙特(Fremont)的工厂生产电池组、电源管理系统及电动机,最后把它们运往德国展开装配。Typically with advanced technology/compliance car projects -- oh, the Honda Fit EV, for example -- the manufacturer will convert an existing vehicle into an EV or plug-in EV, as cost effectively as possible. Then it will make, lease and sell as many units as it takes, at whatever price, to hit the companys compliance targets. Then, God willing, it will shut up about it, because each unit sold loses money. When these cars come up in conversation, auto executives start looking at their shoes.一般来说来说,对于先进设备技术/合规汽车项目――比如说本田(Honda)的飞度电动车――制造商不会以尽量较低的成本将现有车型改回显电动汽车或挂电式电动汽车。为构建公司的合规目标,它们不会生产、出租和销售所须要数量的车辆,也不管价格是多少。


But, from my tour of Californias electric-car culture two weeks ago, I can tell you that is changing. As a class, these vehicles have fully outgrown whatever technical adolescence made them awkward in the first decade of this century. Ive driven a gas-powered B-Class in Europe, and the Tesla-powered version is massively better.不过,从我前不久对加州电动汽车文化的亲身体验来看,我能告诉他你这种情况于是以再次发生转变。作为一种汽车类型,电动汽车早已取得充份发展,仍然像在本世纪头10年那样变得技术生涩了。我曾在欧洲进过飞驰B级天然气动力车,相比之下特斯拉电动版的车型要好得多。One of these days, one of these compliance cars is going to break out, sales-wise. The B-Class ED, which will sell in all 50 states, could be the one. While it might have emerged out of a crass effort at compliance, the B-ED just shines, a completely on-point premium family electric that braids Teslas and Mercedes DNA so convincingly the car might as well be called the Model B.总有一天,不会有一款合规车步入销量的愈演愈烈。

将在美国所有50个州销售的B级Electric Drive就有可能是这么一款车。尽管它或许是应付监管的权宜之荐带给的产物,但它仍然展现出出众,是一款不折不扣的高档家用电动车。它令人信服地将特斯拉与梅赛德斯的DNA融会一身,倒不如就把它叫作Model B吧。The drive parts are Teslas devising, including a 28 kwh lithium battery pack and power-management system. An electric motor rated at 132 kW, or 177 horsepower, and 251 pound-feet of torque, drive the front wheels through a single-ratio transmission. That is enough twist to pull the 3,924-pound vehicle to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds, while top speed is limited to 100 mph. Among its curiosities is the cars four levels of regenerative braking, accessed through the steering wheel-mounted paddles. On the most aggressive setting, the car slows crisply when you lift your foot off the accelerator, but it doesnt have the one-pedal operation of its rival, BMW i3.它的动力系统出自于特斯拉的设计,还包括容量为28千瓦时的电池组和电池管理系统。


在最极端的情况下,把脚从油门上一拿起,车子就不会很快滑行,但是它不具备竞争对手宝马(BMW) i3的单踏板掌控功能。The B-ED doesnt have supercharging capacity. With a 220V/40A Level 2 charger, it takes 3.5 hours to fully charge a depleted battery, says Mercedes, and 2 hours to raise levels to 60%.B级Electric Drive不具备很快电池能力。梅赛德斯称之为,用于220伏/40福的二级充电桩电池的话,充满著电量消耗的电池必须三个半小时,充到60%的电量必须两小时。

Throughout my 50-mile test drive in the Bay area, the B-ED had great spirit under the spur. And due to its low center of gravity -- the dense battery pack buried in the floor -- the B-ED rides well and corners with a lot more confidence than its gas-powered twin, even though the electric weighs 700 pounds more.笔者在湾区试驾了50英里(约合80公里),B级Electric Drive在加快情况下动力十足。由于它焦点较低――密集的电池组隐蔽在底盘内――它行经流畅,弯道时也比天然气动力的同款车型更加每每,尽管它还要更加轻700磅(约合315公斤)。Speaking of weight: The steel-bodied B-ED competes directly with BMWs new and radical, carbon-fiber and plastic-bodied BMW i3. Both are next-generation electric family cars priced in the low $40,000s, and both have roughly the same range, power and comparable performance. And yet the two cars are wildly different, reflecting the industrial strategies behind them. The BMWs advanced-materials approach to weight saving netted them a car weighing a mere 2,860 pounds, fully 1,064 pounds lighter than the B-ED.说道到车重:使用钢材漆车体的B级Electric Drive与使用塑料材质车体的宝马i3是必要竞争者。


宝马i3使用了尖端材料,该款车的重量只有2,860磅(约合1,300 公斤),比B级Electric Drive重了1,064磅(约合480公斤)。The Mercedes approach is more conservative, fiscally and technically. And well have to wait to see the comparative results. These are amazing, uncertain times in appliance sales.梅赛德斯的策略则更加激进,从财政与技术上来看都是如此。我们还得等候一段时日才能看见它们的较为结果。这将是家电销售中令人惊叹而又不可捉摸的一段时光。