This has been a year full of novelties for Mercedes-Benz: its EQ electric range, which at the beginning of 2021 consisted of the EQC midsize SUV and the EQV van, has been reinforced with the arrival of four new models: compact SUVs. EQA and EQB and the EQE and EQS saloons. The EQA and EQS have been on sale for a few months now, while the EQE will not begin deliveries until 2022.
The EQB for its part has reached our market just a few weeks before the end of the year. This model is, broadly speaking, an electric version of the well-known GLC. Therefore, it sits on the EVA1.5 platform that also supports the EQA. Although both models are the same width (1.83 meters), the newcomer is longer (4.68 meters) and taller (1.67 meters).
The main difference between the EQB concerning the EQA and EQC is found in its cabin, which admits up to seven seats. The boot capacity varies between 495 liters (five seats) and 465 liters (seven seats with the third row folded); in addition, optionally the second row will have a reclining backrest and a sliding bench.
Aesthetically, the EQB marks distances with the GLB from which it derives thanks to the use of a series of specific elements. Thus, headlights, grille, bumpers, wheels, lights, and tailgate are their own, following the design line already seen in the rest of the members of the EQ range. The dashboard is practically identical to that of its thermal brother, differentiating itself through the use of a series of blue ornaments.
The Mercedes-Benz EQB will offer up to 422 kilometers of autonomy
Initially, the German SUV will be available in two versions: EQB 300 4MATIC and EQB 350 4MATIC, both with all-wheel drive. The first model will have 228 hp (168 kW) and 390 Nm, which will allow you to do the 0 to 100 km / h in 8 seconds, while the second will go to 292 hp (215 kW) and 520 Nm, thereby reducing the time was 6.2 seconds.
In both cases, the battery will have a capacity of 66.5 kWh, which will give them a maximum autonomy of 422 km under the WLTP homologation cycle. Both one and the other can charge at a maximum power of 100 kW in direct current, taking 32 minutes to go from 10 to 80% charge. In AC they will be limited to 11 kW, so it will take 5 hours and 45 minutes to complete a charge.
The Mercedes-Benz EQB will be available in our market with three finishes ( Progressive, Electric Art, and AMG Line ). Their prices will be the following:
|Progressive||Electric Art||AMG Line|
|300 4MATIC||58,000 euros||58,000 euros||61,122 euros|
|350 4MATIC||60,225 euros||60,225 euros||63,347 euros|