Mercedes EQB, sales of the new electric SUV start. Up to 7 seats


Mercedes has started sales of the new EQB electric SUV in Europe . As usual, we start from Germany where this model will be able to be purchased with prices starting from € 55,311.20. In Italy the orders have not yet been opened but already; we know that the battery-powered SUV will be; proposed at a starting price of 58,430.01 euros . Initially presented for the Chinese market, this car, very important for the electrification strategy of the German brand, is also preparing to arrive in the Old Continent.


The new SUV will be & agrave; proposed in Europe with 5 seats but on request it will be; It is possible to have the third row of seats, as in China, to be able to take up to 7 people on board. In the price list, for the moment, there will be two versions: EQB 300 4MATIC and EQB 350 4MATIC . Both have a powertrain with a double electric motor. This means that there is available; all-wheel drive.

Going into detail, the EQB 300 4MATIC model has 168 kW (228 hp) of power with 390 Nm of torque. The EQB 350 4MATIC, on the other hand, can count on 215 kW (292 hp) with 520 Nm of torque. Although this is not a sporty SUV, the performance is still interesting. The first model goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 8 seconds, the second, on the other hand, in just 6 seconds. The speed maximum, in both cases, & egrave; electronically limited to 160 km/h.

The powertrain of the Mercedes EQB is ; always powered by a 66.5 kWh battery (usable) . The accumulator can be recharged in direct current up to a maximum power of 100 kW. In alternating current up to 11 kW. The manufacturer declares an autonomy that can reach up to 419 km according to the WLTP cycle. At launch, the SUV will be; also proposed for a limited period in the special Edition 1 version which combines the elements of the Night Package with some details typical of AMG models.

The design takes up that of the GLB with which the battery-powered SUV shares the platform even if, of course, there are precise differences. As in all models of the EQ family, we find the & quot; Black Panel & quot ;, that is; the closed grille inside which the various sensors of the ADAS systems are hidden. The passenger compartment, on the other hand, is characterized by the presence of the MBUX infotainment system. Among the many accessories, a series of packages that allow you to increase the technological equipment and that of the driving assistance systems.

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