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Mercedes EQB: test, electric, motor, price, range

No doubt at Mercedes are they serious about electrification for the masses. On the compact EQA now follows the practical EQB as a good friend of the family. As the name suggests, it delivers GLB the technical basis. (Important tips for buying a new car on the Internet)

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Externally, the only difference between the two is the rear lights connected to the Stromer, modified aprons and the aerodynamic smoothed front. In interaction with more streamlined Alus, such a cwValue of 0.28 can be achieved. Very neat for an SUV. It’s also familiar inside. The will come on request 4.68 meters long EQB as Seven seater. A unique selling point, but the crew in row three should not be over 1.65 meters tall. If you knock over the back rows, you get up to 1620 liters huge Trunk, with the five-seater there are even up to 1710 liters (GLB: 1805 liters).

The electric SUV’s engine has up to 292 hp

Ensure proper propulsion Electric motors in two performance levels. in the EQB 300 4Matic stand 228 hp ready, in EQB 350 4Matic are even 292 hp. Since both versions of the 160 km / h are regulated, they actually only differ in terms of acceleration. During the “little one” for the sprint 100 km / h eight seconds needed, the 350 does the exercise in 6.2 seconds. We both drove and think that the 300 is enough. And if you are not in such a hurry to accelerate and want to spend less time at the charging station, you should be patient until 2022. Then comes one Range-optimized version with front-wheel drive.
Mercedes EQB 300 4Matic

According to WLTP, the 66.5 kWh battery of the EQB 300 should last for 419 kilometers. With the displayed consumption of 21 kWh, he does not manage that.


The promised range seems unrealistic

But the two all-wheel drive vehicles should also follow WLTP 419 kilometers create. However, this assumes that the promised consumption of 18.1 kWh can be realized. According to the on-board computer, we hardly got a place on the first trip 21 kWh. A first test will provide clarity. It is already clear today that the combination of compact SUV and electric motor works fine here. The cozy EQB rolls smoothly and relaxed, tempting you to drive calmly. A real Mercedes. Even if we look at a few details like the very simplistic ones B-pillar trim and the bare door frame higher quality wish. This is especially true with regard to the high prices. 55,000 or. 58,000 euros are steep. It remains to be seen whether the masses really feel addressed. (Calculate maintenance costs? To the car insurance comparison)

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Mercedes EQB in the first check

Technical data for the Mercedes EQB 300 4MATIC • Motors: two electric motors • Power: 168 kW (228 PS) • Torque: 390 Nm • Battery capacity: 66.5 kWh • Maximum charging power: AC 11 kW / DC 100 kW • Drive: all-wheel drive, single gear • Length / width / Height: 4684/1834/1701 mm • Luggage compartment: 495-1710 l • Empty weight: 2175 kg • 0-100 km / h: 8.0 s • Vmax: 160 km / h • Consumption: 18.1 kWh / 100 km • Range: 419 km • price approx. 55,000 euros.

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