The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC SUV has been recently put into production. It will be only the first of many models from the new EQ lineup. Now, in particular, the Mercedes-Benz EQB compact crossover is being tested. What do we know about it?
Fresh spy images demonstrate the EQB prototypes traveling through the streets of one of the German cities.
The EQB is associated with the recently introduced Mercedes-Benz GLB, which, by the way, will have a plug-in hybrid version. The layout, proportions and sizes of both vehicles are very similar.
According to insiders, the EQB driving range can be 500km (310 miles) by WLTP standards. A twin-engine layout is expected: one electric motor on each axle. It’s too early to talk about the total output. It’ll probably be around 200 and 230hp. The crossover will not need 400hp due to its little dimentions.
At the same time, a 60kW rechargeable battery on such a small vehicle provides the significant range. This model is ideal for a city dweller who loves to travel on weekends for outdoor activities. The EQB will have some off-road features.
At this year’s New York International Motor Show, Britta Seeger, Daimler’s Member of the Board in charge of Mercedes-Benz sales, talked about the company’s plans including 10 new electric models. Mrs. Seager confirmed the arrival of the EQB electric crossover. Its product version is expected in 2021.