● 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
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
The available drives at a glance:
● 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.
the Dimensions at a glance:
● 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.
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.