In parallel with its EQA, Mercedes also lifts the veil on its new restyled EQB. This electric car (SUV) offers a slightly modernized style as well as new functionalities. Good news: battery life is also up.
Mercedes is not idle at the moment and is actively working on the development of its electric range. This is howshe just restyled her EQAwhich shares its treatment with the EQB which also goes through the lifting box.
Like its little brother, the Mercedes EQB was officially launched in 2021 and his restyling therefore comes quite early in his career. Which largely explains why this one is so discreet, while the electric SUV hasn’t really had time to endure the passing of the years. The more observant will however notice some subtle changes to the front face.
The latter becomes a little more refined and benefits from a slightly redesigned shield with new air intakes on the sides. The grille features a new pattern and adopts the Black Panel, this large black screen found on higher-end models like the EQS. It should also be noted that the optics are now linked together by a thin light strip. On the other hand, the rear hardly changes one iota, while new colors and rims appear.
On board, the changes are very subtle, since the SUV retains the presentation that we already know well. Note, however, that the steering wheel has tactile keys, which some manufacturers have decided to ban. Good news, the10.25-inch center screen is now delivered as standard, combined with a digital handset of the same size. The MBUX system is renewed, but offers a new generation, with an improved voice assistant.
Now the driver can also enjoy wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as remote OTA updates. These allow you to download new applications and other on-board services. Like always, the EQB comes in five and seven-seater versions, optional. Like the EQA, the SUV now comes with the Burmester Dolby Atmos surround sound system and four different soundscapes.
A revamped range
If the external developments are quite discreet, it’s something else under the hood! Indeed, this restyled version develops its range and lose version 250, thus starting its range with the 250+ variant, with 190 horsepower. The 300 and 350 4Matic variants are carried over, displaying 228 and 292 horsepower.
The SUV retains its 70.5 and 66.5 kWh batteries, offering an increased range, from 486 to 536 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle. Good news for those who should hunt on the flowerbeds of the new Volvo EX90 and the VinFast VF9, which disappoints with its excessive consumption. Mercedes does not seem to want to make the same mistake with its EQB.
The latter does not change its charging power, which always remains displayed at 100 kW, which suggests that the time to fill the battery will still be around thirty minutes as before. The great novelty, however, lies in the arrival of the Plug & Charge function, which allows the driver to plug in his car without having to authenticate himself. This technology can be used on Ionity terminals.
Note that this new version is delivered with a 11 kW cable for charging on an alternating current terminal as explained in the press release. Equipped with a new reversing camera and a more efficient line crossing alert, the new restyled Mercedes EQB will open its orders this fall. The first deliveries are planned early next year while the price should exceed the 46,950 euros currently requested. At the risk of seeing the ecological bonus pass under his nose…
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