Mercedes EQB with seven-seater option

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Mercedes EQB, electric alternative to the Mercedes GLB, debuts in the EQB 300 4Matic and EQB 350 4Matic versions with seven-seater options.

Mercedes EQB is the sixth electric Mercedes model after EQC, EQV, EQA, EQS and EQE. EQB debuts with the top versions, both with two engines and electric all-wheel drive. EQB 300 4Matic develops 168 kW and 390 Nm and EQB 350 4Matic 215 kW and 520 Nm.

The motors are powered by the same battery as Mercedes EQA which has a net capacity of 66.5 kWh. The battery which has a voltage of 420V can be charged on AC stations up to 11 kW in 5:45 hours and on DC stations up to 100 kW from 10 to 80% in just 32 minutes.

Both versions offer a WLTP range of 419 km, just under the 430 km offered by EQA. Energy consumption according to NEDC standards is 17.6 kWh / 100 km compared to 16.2 kWh / 100 km for EQA.
Compared to the EQA, the Mercedes EQB is only 70kg heavier, with a curb weight of 2175kg.

Like the EQA, the Mercedes EQB is not based on a dedicated electric platform, but on the conventional MFAII platform of GLA and GLB.

Sliding rear bench

The Mercedes EQB has a wheelbase of 2829mm, 100mm larger than the GLA. With a length of 4684mm, a width of 1834mm and a height of 1667mm, the EQB is 221mm longer and 47mm taller than the GLA.

In addition, the trunk volume between 495 and 1710 liters (465-1620 liters for the 7-seater version) is much larger than the EQA (340-1320 liters).

The rear seat backrest can be adjusted to different angles and the rear bench slides 140mm back and forth, a feature not available at EQA. Optionally, two single seats can be ordered in the third row. They can accommodate people up to 1.65 meters tall.

Electric intelligence navigation

Like EQA, Mercedes EQB has a navigation system with Electric Intelligence. As the name suggests, it takes into account numerous factors such as interruptions in charging and can even react dynamically to changes such as traffic blocks.

The route calculation takes into account the electric range, the current electricity consumption, the topography of the proposed route (due to the energy requirement) and the temperatures along the route (due to the duration of the charge). Additional factors include the traffic situation along the planned route as well as the available charging stations and their capacity.

If the range is not sufficient, the active range monitoring system will advise you to stop the air conditioning or switch to ECO mode. ECO mode will calculate your efficient driving speed and if Distronic is activated this speed will be set automatically.

Route planning can be done in advance in the Mercedes me app.

As with other Mercedes models, the driver can choose different degrees of recovery with the help of the steering wheel paddles: D-Auto in which the recovery works automatically through the ECO Assist system, D + (glide), D (weak recovery) and D- (average recovery).

Mercedes EQB is equipped as standard with a classic suspension with steel springs and all versions have a multilink rear suspension as standard. Optionally, adaptive suspension can be ordered.

In addition, both versions have the torque shifting system launched on EQS which allows variation of the torque distribution between the front and rear axles 100 times per second.
In case the road is perfectly dry and with low loads only the rear synchronous motor works, thus saving battery energy.

The Mercedes EQB will be produced at the Mercedes plant in Kecsemet, Hungary, while versions for China will be produced in Beijing.

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