2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB Showcased at the Munich Auto ShowGiancarlo Perlas September 11, 2021
In its continued efforts to meet its electrification goal towards 2030, the three-pointed star marque unleashed a barrage of electric vehicles at the Munich Auto Show. One of the highlights of the automaker in the event is the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQB electric crossover.
The new EV was introduced in its EQB 300 and EQB 350 trims. It basically carries the exterior design elements of the EQA and combines them with the three-row seating of GLB where it is based. However, the EQB features a closed fascia instead of having the traditional radiator grille used by its fuel-fed sibling. The crossover also has a twin horizontal louver styling going on each side of the three-pointed star emblem. Going around the back reveals a strip of lighting bridging the taillights. Moreover, it is topped off with optional 20-inch wheels bearing either rose gold or blue accents.
The cockpit of the EQB offers the same layout as the EQA featuring a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster and infotainment display with augmented reality (AR) navigation, turbine-inspired air vents, and ambient lighting. The infotainment system is managed through the latest version of the MBUX software.
The EQB is powered by a pair of electric motors and 66.5 kWh lithium-ion battery. The EQB 300 produces 225 hp and 288 lb-ft of torque while the EQB 350 288 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Both come in an all-wheel-drive system but Merc said that a front-wheel-drive option will become available later on. The company promises a 260-mile electric range for the auto based on WLTP cycle.
The new Mercedes-Benz EQB is expected to hit dealerships by next year, and has been confirmed to be sold in the US.