The Mercedes EQB is one of very few electric family cars that offers seven seats as standard, and one that does so on a relatively compact footprint. Admittedly, the pair of rearmost chairs are only suitable for children, but it gives this compact SUV enormous flexibility while being wrapped in a level of quality, luxury and comfort you’d expect from any vehicle that wears the three-pointed star.
Key highlights of the Mercedes-Benz EQB
A revised grille and rear tail-light help to distinguish the fully electric EQB from its combustion-engine siblings branded as the GLB. While the interior does offers seating for up to seven, those rearmost chairs are best considered for occasional use. With five seats up, you’ll get 465 litres in the boot and if you fold down the middle seats, you’ll get an IKEA-friendly 1,710 litres of boot space. Mercedes-Benz has been generous with the technology in the EQB, too, with a slick infotainment system and touchpad, voice controls, reversing camera and the latest smartphone connectivity.
Mercedes-Benz EQB performance and range
The Mercedes EQB has a 66kWh battery across all trims and power outputs. While that may be smaller than some rivals it’s still capable of around 250 miles of range, which should be more than enough for most family trips. The dual electric motor is available as either 300 or 350, meaning you’ll either do 0-62mph in 6.0 seconds or 7.7 seconds, depending how much you prioritise the traffic light grand prix. Entry-level spec is the AMG Line with AMG Line Premium adding extra kit and wheel options. The EQB is capable of charging speeds up to 100kW – again slower than some rivals but still capable of 10-80% in half an hour on the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway.
Mercedes EQB 350 AMG Line Premium
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The EQB is a brilliant option for families as it’s a compact SUV that comes with seven seats as standard, so there’s plenty of interior space for both children and adults. It also boasts strong range figures as well as the ability to tow up to 1,800 kg. The EQB provides a good all-round drive too, meaning you can thoroughly enjoy your time behind the wheel.
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The AMG Line is the main trim level available for the EQB model, and it offers 18-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera, heated front seats, climate control, cruise control and an MBUX infotainment system. It includes two 10-inch screens, one for the driver and the other for media and sat-nav, with the ability to connect to AppleCarPlay and Android Auto.
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The range figures for the EQB vary depending on the exact model you decide upon, with the maximum range coming in the form of the EQB Estate AMG Line 350 4Matic, which offers 247 miles of official range or around 215 miles as a real-world estimate. These are indeed estimates and shouldn’t be considered to be the be-all and end-all, as driving factors affect the range, including the weather, driving style, weight of the car, air conditioning and more.