Mercedes-Benz EQB - an all-electric compact SUV with up to seven seats enters production

6 September 2021, 02:52:52

Mercedes-Benz EQB - an all-electric compact SUV with up to seven seats enters productionDaimler announced that the Mercedes-Benz EQB enters production this month. In Europe, the all-electric compact SUV will be launched as: Further variants to meet specific customer requirements will follow, including a particularly long-range version and a front-wheel-drive model.

The EQB offers five seats as standard and is optionally available as a seven-seater. It, therefore, offers space for many family constellations and the most diverse transport needs. This gives it an exceptional position among compact electric cars. The two seats in the third row can be used by people up to 1.65 metres tall, and child seats can also be fitted there.

The EQB (length/width/height: 4684/1834/1667 mm) offers a generous amount of space and a maximum boot capacity of 1710 litres thanks to having the long wheelbase of the GLB (2829 mm). The backrests of the seats in the second row can be adjusted in several stages as standard, and this row features fore/aft adjustment of 140 mm as an option.

The EQB interprets Mercedes-EQ's Progressive Luxury in an edgy and particularly characterful way. It features the characteristic Mercedes-EQ black panel grille with central star. A further distinctive design feature of the all-electric world of Mercedes-EQ vehicles is the continuous light strip at the front and rear. The EQB achieves a very good Cd value from 0.28. The frontal area A totals 2.53 m2. Among the most important aerodynamic measures are the completely closed cooling air control system in the upper section, the aerodynamically efficient front and rear aprons, a very smooth, almost completely enclosed underbody, specially optimised Aero wheels and specifically adapted front and rear wheel spoilers.

The standard Navigation with Electric Intelligence contributes to the effortless handling of the EQB in everyday life. It calculates the fastest route to the destination, taking into account maximum charging power and the duration of possible charging stops. In addition, the Navigation with Electric Intelligence ensures that the high-voltage battery is brought to an optimal charging temperature before a planned charging stop, if required.

By means of high-quality certificates of origin, Mercedes-Benz guarantees that energy from renewable energy sources is fed into the grid for charging current sourced via Mercedes me Charge. With Mercedes me Charge, customers can charge at more than 200,000 public charging stations across Europe, where Mercedes-Benz ensures subsequent compensation through green electricity. With the EQB, one year of Mercedes me Charge is included. AC charging happens at a maximum of 11 kW and DC charging - at 100 kW.

Production of the EQB will start in September 2021 at two locations within the Mercedes-Benz Cars global production network: at the Hungarian Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét for the global market and at the German-Chinese joint venture BBAC in Beijing for the local market. Preparations, including staff qualification processes and reconstruction work, have already commenced at the plants. The EQB compact SUV will be the first all-electric production vehicle from Hungary and will complement the plug-in hybrid portfolio produced there.

Since it commenced production in 2012, the Hungarian Mercedes-Benz plant has continually increased in importance within the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars. In addition to digital networking, the strengths of the compact car production network include direct exchange with the lead plant for compact cars in Rastatt, Baden-Württemberg.

The battery systems for the compact Mercedes EQ models currently produced in Europe are supplied by the Mercedes-Benz subsidiary Accumotive in Kamenz and by the battery factory in Jawor, Poland. Both factories were designed to operate as CO₂-neutral facilities from the outset.

Below the photos you can check out the detailed specifications of the Mercedes-Benz EQB EQB 300 4MATIC and the Mercedes-Benz EQB EQB 350 4MATIC.

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