Luxury carmaker, Mercedes-Benz has rolled out its third electric vehicle for India, the EQB for Rs. 74.50 lakh, ex-showroom.
The EQB is currently the most-affordable Mercedes-Benz EV positioned below the EQC and the EQS electric sedan.
The Mercedes Benz EQB shares the same architecture as the GLB retaining the basic design silhouette but it does have a few elements to set it apart. It also gets a 7-seat layout.
The EQB gets reprofiled front and rear bumpers, a tweaked design for the headlights and a light bar running the width of the car, both at the front and rear. The EV rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels and gets 5 bodypaint options – Rose Gold, Black, White, Grey and Silver.
The EQB’s cabin will remind you of the GLA and GLB but this one gets gold details around its turbine-shaped AC vents.
Features on the Mercedes-Benz EQB include a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and touchscreen system, a panoramic sunroof, 64-colour ambient lighting, a powered tailgate, and electrically-adjustable front seats.
Mercedes-Benz has offered the EQB 350 in India that churns 292hp and 520Nm of torque. Internationally, it also gets a lower EXB 300 variant that belts about 228hp and 390Nm of torque.
The EQB 350 draws power from a 66.5kWh battery pack that claims to offer a WLTP-rated range of up to 423km. The EV gets an all-wheel drive system where power is sent to all four wheels via dual electric motors, one on each axle allowing the EQB to sprint from 0-100kmph in a claimed 8 seconds with the top speed controlled at 160kph.
Mercedes-Benz is offering an 8-year warranty on the battery pack and claims that the EQB can be charged from 10-100% in 6 hours 25 minutes using an 11kW AC charger and 10-80% in just 32 minutes using a 100kW DC fast charger.
The Mercedes Benz EQB EV will be offered in a single variant that has an ex-showroom price of Rs 74.5 lakh and the GLB will be offered in three variants, called the GLB 200 (Rs 63.8 lakh), GLB 220 D (Rs 66.8 lakh), GLB 220D 4M (Rs 69.8 lakh) ex-showroom.