Mercedes has lastly launched pricing for the most recent member of its rising EQ household of electrical autos, the Mercedes-Benz EBQ crossover. Together with vacation spot, the EQB will begin at $56,800.
The EQB clearly shares the identical chassis and design with the common compact GLB crossover. As an alternative of four-cylinder engines, consumers will get to decide on between two variations when it goes on sale. That sub-$57,000 beginning worth will get you the EQB 300. With normal all-wheel drive, a 66.5 kWh battery, and a single electrical motor, energy output is 225 horsepower. You’ll have the ability to get the EQB in two trims: Unique on the aforementioned worth or Pinnacle for $59,350.
If you need the EQB 350, you’ll need to drop $60,350 for the bottom Unique trim. Whereas it has the identical 66.5 kWh battery, a dual-motor setup will get you 288 hp and 324 lb-ft of torque. Stepping as much as the Pinnacle trim will set you again $61,400. When you don’t get any extra energy, you do get options like a pano roof, a surround-view monitoring system, and a high-end Burmester sound system.
Inside, there’s the same old massive 10.25-inch touchscreen you’ve come to count on in vehicles like this. EVs and massive ass infotainment screens appear to go hand in hand for some cause. You additionally get issues like the same old suite of driver security help programs and a nav system that calculates probably the most energy-efficient route potential. And if the EQB is something just like the GLB it’s primarily based on, don’t count on seven-passenger seating to be normal. It’s an $850 choice on the GLB so I’d count on the identical right here.
Mercedes hasn’t launched any vary figures for the U.S. model of the EQB, but when the Euro model of the automotive is any indication, don’t count on a lot. Automotive And Driver briefly drove the European model again in April and utilizing the identical 66.5 kWh battery it did 260 miles on the European WLTP (the Euro equal of the EPA). The Mercedes EQB is about to go on sale within the U.S. this summer time.