Moreover, the Mercedes B 200 Natural Gas Drive can reach speeds of up to 200 km/h, and the range in CNG mode is around 500 kilometers. It works according to the monovalent+ principle. This means that its engine is basically operated using methane. In case the gas tank runs dry, there is a small 12-liter petrol tank and the vehicle will switch over automatically, and imperceptibly, to petrol operation. As drivers are not able to select petrol mode themselves, it is taxed more favorably as an NGV.
This vehicle, which can also run on biomethane, is celebrating its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show and is optionally available with manual transmission as well as the 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission. With the B 200 Natural Gas Drive, Mercedes-Benz is adding a particularly economical and ecological variant to the new B-Class family, which has sold more than 70,000 units worldwide since its launch in November 2011.
Source: Daimler AG