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Mercedes-Benz sent out some top brass to introduce its all-electric car to the world during the 2013 New York International Auto Show. They are, from left, Stephen Cannon, president and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz USA, and Joachim Schmidt, executive vice president of sales and marketing. (March 27, 2013)(Credit: AP)

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Mercedes-Benz electric car, the B-Class Electric Drive, premieres at NY Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz took to the bright lights of the 2013 New York International Auto Show to introduce the brand's first-ever electric vehicle to the world.

The five-seat hatchback is based on the brand's B-Class, which debuted in Europe in 2005, and comes with a battery-powered engine that delivers a 115-mile driving range, 134 horsepower and 228 lb.-ft. of torque.