Oh yes – a stable protective shield for the sensitive batteries such as an EQB asses through the area. Makes about 2.1 tons of mass in the end. The poor car. But now it’s getting amazing: the driver basically doesn’t notice anything. The car feels particularly manoeuvrable, light-footed and quick, while being pleasantly calm and stable. Definitely like a model from a smaller league. Because the interaction of the electrical components has smoothed Mercedes wonderfully.
The EQB can be conducted extremely sensitively
The EQB can be directed and maneuvered extremely sensitively with the accelerator pedal, while at the same time the firm step on the pedal is followed by this typical rich electro punch. When changing lanes with a small sprint, the Mercedes then pours extremely smoothly onto the asphalt. In addition, the driver can easily sort around in the recuperation levels. Paddles behind the steering wheel regulate the deceleration intensity in four stages at the touch of a finger – it couldn’t be better.
Sprint ability and Vmax fit in the E-SUV
The EQB completes the sprint in just under eight seconds, and the top speed is limited to around 160 km/h. The driver basically doesn’t notice the distribution of the drive power to the four wheels. To do this, Mercedes has an electric motor on the front and rear axles (asynchronous unit in front, permanently excited machine in the rear). The electronics control the flow of power in milliseconds, and there is almost never any slippage. Under light loads, the system only drives the rear axle.
engine in front
performance in front
maximum system torque
battery capacity net
Charging power (AC/DC)
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trailer load used/unused
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Test car price (is evaluated)
If you need to use a household socket in an emergency: With a 230-volt connection, it typically takes forever – Mercedes specifies a charging time of 34 hours. Cables for these cases cost from 285 euros extra.
The EQB is remarkably quiet
At the same time, the high car never feels swaying or blurry, and it handles fast alternating curves and cornered evasive maneuvers with dignity. Too bad: rumbling noises penetrate the interior from the area of the rear suspension, which detracts from the subjectively “solid” overall impression.
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Average of the 155 km test lap (deviation from the WLTP specification)
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Range (test consumption)
Thanks to the angular basic shape of the EQB and its almost horizontal bonnet, the car can be estimated very well when maneuvering – here, too, Mercedes has sorted the 4.68 meter long car “felt” a class smaller.
The front seats provide excellent support and have comfortably contoured padding. The ergonomics are right, in terms of connectivity and voice control, the MBUX proves to be a model student (as usual), the sense of space fits perfectly into this league. Despite the good space, we don’t like it in the rear – here the backrest of the bench is too firm and has an uncomfortably smooth surface.
AUTO BILD test score
With up to seven seats, a unique E-compact, good entry, variable – in short: very versatile.
Very easy to dose, very powerful, clever recuperation model, with a reasonable range.
In evasive behavior strongly regulated by anti-skid protection. Good steering.
Everything revolves around MBUX. Voice control significantly better than the competition, lots of assistance.
The naturally high weight would have to be criticized – otherwise everything in the green area.
Extremely quiet travel, great suspension, excellent seats – a good travel SUV.
Mercedes typically charges extra for most of the equipment. Plus the purchase price…
The luggage is better off there. It is in a room of up to 1710 liters on a level floor, with another floor underneath. The EQB can carry up to 427 kilograms. If we add that to the car weight, the official 2.5 tons are exceeded. The poor car.