Published on April 19th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Mercedes-Benz EQB Revealed: All-Electric 7-Seater Crossover
Hot on the heels of the EQS is the Mercedes-Benz EQB, which is a much more affordable affair.
The electric offensive promised by Mercedes-Benz is now coming to fruition. Last week, they showed their new electric flagship, the EQS. Now, they’ve just shown yet another member of the Mercedes-EQ electric family, the EQB.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz EQB is essentially an electric variant of the existing Mercedes-Benz GLB. It’s a compact crossover SUV with an optional 3rd row of seats for people up to 1.65m tall or for child seats.
The EQB’s dimensions are 4,684mm long, 1,834mm wide and 1,667mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,829mm. With the rear seats folded down, the EQB can be configured to have 1710 litres of cargo capacity.
While it does share the overall shape of the GLB, the EQB follows a design language set by other Mercedes-EQ family members. The taillights are joined at the centre, the rims are funky and aero-dynamic, and the grille is blanked out.
The Mercedes-Benz EQB can be configured with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (referred to as 4MATIC, but it is likely not the same system as the petrol 4MATIC).
Most details are still unknown, but the three other facts surrounding the powertrain of the EQB are:
- power output options will exceed 200kW
- battery capacities start at 66.5kWh
- a long range variant of the EQB is planned
The EQB was debuted in China. It will go into production at the Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét factory in Hungary, but will also be made in Beijing for the Chinese market. Its American launch comes after that.
Here’s the press release with more.
Whether a large nuclear family or a small extended family: as a seven-seater, the new EQB offers space for many family constellations and a wide variety of transport needs. This gives it an exceptional position not only in the compact segment, but especially 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 new EQB made its debut at Auto Shanghai 2021. Following the EQA 250 it is the second fully electric compact car from Mercedes-EQ. The powerful and efficient electric drive, clever recuperation and predictive Navigation with Electric Intelligence are just some of the features that link it to the EQA. The market launch in China is scheduled for 2021. After Europe, the international version of the EQB, produced in Kecskemét, Hungary, will be launched at the end of 2021, followed by the US market launch in 2022.
Room for seven
As a seven-seater (optional), the new EQB offers space for many family constellations and a wide variety of transport needs. 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.
Compact on the outside, spacious on the inside
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). 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.
Customers have the choice
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.
Navigation with Electric Intelligence
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.