The new electric car from Mercedes-Benz, the seven seater (optional) EQB offers space for many family constellations and a wide variety of transport needs. The EQB is the third all-electric launch in 2021 for the german brand.
The new EQB (length/width/height: 4684/1834/1667 millimetres) offers a generous amount of space and a maximum boot capacity of 1710 litres2 thanks to having the long wheelbase of the GLB (2829 millimetres). This gives it an exceptional position among electric cars. The two seats in the third row can be used by people up to 1.65 metres tall, and child seats can also be fitted there. The inclination of the backrests in the second row can be adjusted in several stages as standard, and this row features longitudinally adjustment of 140 millimetres as an option.
While the first EQA 250 (NEDC combined electrical consumption: 15.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) roll into European dealerships and the EQS, the purpose-designed, fully electric member of the new S-Class family, is being presented, the China-specific version of the new EQB will be making its debut in Shanghai. It will be produced in Beijing and comes to market in China later this year. The European version will also be launched in 2021, and in the USA the EQB will arrive in 2022. The electrical consumption of the EQB 350 4MATIC in Europe, NEDC3: combined electrical consumption: 16.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, range 478 km; WLTP: combined electrical consumption: 19.2-18.1 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, range 419 km.
The EQB will be the first all-electric production vehicle from the Hungarian plant in Kecskemét. So far, the CLA and CLA Shooting Brake plug-in hybrid models have come off the production line there. The A-Class with plug-in hybrid drive will also be produced in Kecskemét in future – in addition to the German Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt, where the EQA is built.
The EQB range will include several models with front-wheel and all-wheel drive, various power ratings – some of which will exceed 200 kW – plus batteries with usable capacities starting from 66.5 kWh. A particularly long-range version is also planned.
Electro design aesthetics The EQB interprets Mercedes-EQ’s Progressive Luxury in an edgy and characterful way. It features the typical Mercedes-EQ black panel grille with central star. A further distinctive design feature of the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles is the continuous light strip at front and rear.
The standard Navigation with Electric Intelligence contributes to the effortless handling of the EQB in everyday life. It calculates the fastest route to the destination, taking into account maximum charging power and the duration of possible charging stops. In addition, the Navigation with Electric Intelligence ensures that the high-voltage battery is brought to an optimal charging temperature before a planned charging stop, as needed.
Green power as standard By means of high-quality certificates of origin, Mercedes-Benz guarantees that energy from renewable energy sources is fed into the grid for charging current sourced via Mercedes me Charge. With Mercedes me Charge, customers can charge at over 200,000 public charging stations across Europe.