The electrification of luxury takes another stride forward.
With the EQB, the Mercedes-EQ lineup welcomes an all-electric compact SUV that seats up to seven. It’s efficient, versatile and accessible — the kind of vehicle you turn to when you’ve got plenty going on.
Let’s talk space. With a wheelbase of 111 inches, the EQB delivers more than its convenient, compact form would suggest. Twenty-three cubic feet of trunk capacity allow it to serve as a workhorse for transporting luggage, groceries, sporting equipment and more. And when it’s time to get the whole family moving, two additional seats unfold to form a third row. In front, generous headroom of 41 inches caps off an elegant Widescreen Cockpit, accentuated by a large-body dashboard and aluminum-styled fittings.
Outside, the EQB’s black panel grille and continuous light strip at front and rear signal its membership in the EQ family, even as its distinctive, sculpted form carves out a place entirely its own. With a low drag coefficient, that form is more than merely aesthetic: It’s design in the service of performance.
The EQB delivers robust power, with an excess of 288 (215kW) horsepower in the 350 model. Even more impressive, however, is the way it manages that power. Using Navigation with Electric Intelligence, the EQB monitors navigation data, traffic signals and information from vehicle sensors to conserve and recuperate energy wherever it can. It’s also meticulous when it comes to managing journey times, factoring charging stations, charging duration, weather, topography and even your personal driving style into its estimates.
The EQB charges up at home through standard AC power, either using a household socket or a Mercedes-Benz WallboxDisclaimer. For a quick charge on the go, DC fast charging stations allow the EQB to go from 10% to 80% power in as little as 30 minutes. And with access to the world’s largest charging network through Mercedes me ChargeDisclaimer, the EQB’s versatility goes well beyond the vehicle itself.
Look for the EQB to launch in 2022.