Mercedes EQB (2021): This is the electric version of the GLB

● The technical basis is the Mercedes GLB
● More designed for practicality than the EQA
● Prices start at 55,311 euros
● Up to 422 kilometers range

Price: Mercedes EQB does not receive the full environmental bonus

After the Mercedes EQA, Daimler already had the next compact electric car: the Mercedes EQB. For the sake of simplicity, the drive comes from the EQA, the technical basis is provided by the GLB. Accordingly, the EQB is designed more for practicality; it is also optionally available with a third row of seats. The EQB can already be ordered, but the market launch should not be until 2022. Prices start at 55,311 euros. The environmental bonus is deducted from this, but with the EQB you only get 7500 euros instead of 9570 euros in funding because of the high entry-level price. The electric SUV comes with five seats as standard, the third row of seats always costs 1,416 euros extra.

The prices at a glance:

● Mercedes EQB 300 4MATIC: from 55,311 euros
● Mercedes EQB 350 4MATIC: from 57,989 euros

Range, drive and battery: EQB can travel up to 422 kilometers

At the start of the order process, the fully electric SUV is only available with all-wheel drive and in two power levels. The weaker version has 168 kW (228 hp), the more powerful 215 kW (292 hp). Both variants come with a 66.5 kWh battery, Mercedes specifies the range for both versions as 422 kilometers according to WLTP. With a fast charger, the battery can be filled to 80 percent in 32 minutes. Later there will be other variants with front-wheel and all-wheel drive, and a particularly long-range version is also planned. Even an AMG variant with over 300 hp has already been announced.
Mercedes EQB

All variants will probably come with the same 66.5 kWh battery.

The available drives at a glance:

Mercedes EQB 300 4MATIC: Power: 168 kW (228 hp); max.torque: 390 Nm; Drive: four-wheel drive; Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 8.0 s; Top speed: 160 km / h; Battery energy content (usable): 66.5 kW; Range (WLTP): 422 km; Consumption (WLTP): 19.4-18.1 kWh / 100 km; Charging time (fast charger with 100 kW): 32 min.

Mercedes EQB 350 4MATIC: Power: 215 kW (292 hp); max.torque: 520 Nm; Drive: four-wheel drive; Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 6.2 s; Top speed: 160 km / h; Battery energy content (usable): 66.5 kW; Range (WLTP): 422 km; Consumption (WLTP): 19.4-18.1 kWh / 100 km; Charging time (fast charger with 100 kW): 32 min.

Optics: A Mercedes GLB with EQA elements

Visually, not much changes compared to the GLB. The electric SUV gets the black grill element (locked, of course) that unites all EQ models. With two horizontal indentations to the left and right of the big star, the EQA only has one. From this he also takes over the light signature with the continuous LED strip and the design of the apron. The only difference is that the plastic paneling on the EQB is a bit wider and is continued over the central air inlet. It is very similar at the rear. Here the SUV has a slightly modified light signature compared to the EQA with a continuous strip of lights – the license plate is therefore relocated to the – also modified – apron. Width and wheelbase are the same as the GLB, but the EQB is a bit longer and higher.

Mercedes EQB

The black grill element and the LED strips at the front and rear are the hallmarks of the EQ models.

the Dimensions at a glance:

● Length: 4685 mm
● Width: 1834 mm
● Height: 1667 mm
● Wheelbase: 2829 mm
● Luggage compartment 495–1710 l (five-seater) / 465–1620 l (seven-seater)

Interior: The interior of the Mercedes EQB is also entirely GLB

As was to be expected, the interior of the EQB resembles its combustion engine colleague GLB. That means: The well-known double monitor in broadband format displays driving data and MBUX content, the steering wheel and seats correspond to the Mercedes compact standard – and the somewhat more box-like structure of the EQB compared to the EQA ensures a good sense of space. Even tall people sit very well in the front, the slightly higher underbody (the battery is located underneath) is basically not noticeable. At the rear there is a lot of leg and headroom as in the GLB. Four adults should find enough space in the EQB on long journeys.

Mercedes EQB

The differences to the GLB are quickly listed: different graphics for MBUX and instruments, luminous decor in front of the passenger seat and navigation system with charging stop POI.

The rear bench seat with adjustable backrests, which can be slid by up to 14 centimeters, is practical. For a surcharge, the EQB can be converted into a seven-seater. Then two additional seats can be folded out of the trunk floor, which are approved for people up to 1.65 meters tall – honestly, more emergency seats for a children’s birthday party or a swing of small team athletes.

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Equipment: The electric Mercedes SUV can optionally be used as an emergency lane

From the diverse portfolio of driver assistants from the Mercedes shelf, the EQB has Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist on board as standard. If you want more, you have to book the driver assistance package: Then, for example, the EQB drives in a traffic jam so that it keeps the emergency lane clear, warns the driver of approaching cars or cyclists when getting out and alerts the driver to people crossing the street at a zebra crossing want.

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