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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB price and specs, EV seven-seater arrives


The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB is at dealers now, and has become Australia’s most affordable electric vehicle with seven seats.

The range opens at $87,800 before on-road costs for the base, front-wheel drive EQB 250. Only this variant can be had with an optional third row of seating, pushing the price to $90,700 before on-roads.

That puts it roughly $25,000 above the most affordable version of the seven-seat GLB it’s based on, and around $12,000 higher than the related, two-row EQA.

The EQB comes in a choice of single-motor, front-wheel drive 250 guise, with an electric motor producing 140kW of power and 385Nm of torque, or dual-motor all-wheel drive 350 guise with 215kW and 520Nm.

Range is 371km on the stricter WLTP cycle for the 250 and 360km in the 350.

The EQB is at dealerships now.

Mercedes-Benz says supply is relatively good but it anticipates strong demand, which it says it has experienced with the EQA.

Pricing

  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB 250: $87,800
  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 4MATIC: $106,700

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Drivetrains

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB 250 features a front-mounted electric motor producing 140kW of power and 385Nm of torque, with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 9.2 seconds.

The EQB 350 4MATIC features an electric motor at both the front and rear, with total outputs of 215kW and 520Nm. It’s all-wheel drive, and has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.2 seconds.

The EQB features a 66.5kWh lithium-ion battery, which weighs 469kg.

Efficiency

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB 250 has 371km of electric range on the stricter WLTP test cycle, while the EQB 350 has 360km of range.

Energy consumption is 16.7kWh/100km in the EQB 250, and 18.8kWh/100km in the EQB 350.

The EQB can be charged at up to 11kW using an AC charger and up to 100kW using a DC charger.

Both models come with a Type 2 CCS charging socket and charging cables.

Dimensions

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB measures 4684mm long, 1834mm wide (2020mm including the mirrors) and 1667mm tall, on a 2829mm wheelbase.

Kerb weight is 2059kg in the five-seat EQB 250, 2109kg in the seven-seat model, and 2153kg in the EQB 350.

All EQB models have an 11.7m turning circle and a drag coefficient of 0.28.

There’s 110L of cargo space behind the third row, 465L behind the second row, and 1620L with both rows folded. Models without the third row have a total of 1710L of space with the second row folded.

Servicing and Warranty

The Mercedes-Benz EQB is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Servicing is required every 12 months or 25,000km, whichever comes first.

While Mercedes-Benz hasn’t released service pricing yet, the related EQA can be had with three-, four- and five-year service plans costing $1600, $2200 and $2650, respectively.

Safety

The Mercedes-Benz EQB has a five-star rating from ANCAP with a 2019 date stamp, though this applies only to the EQB 250. The EQB 350 is unrated.

It received an adult occupant protection score of 95 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 91 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection score of 78 per cent, and a safety assist score of 74 per cent.

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Surround-view camera
  • Adaptive cruise control with active speed limiter
  • Safe exit warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Nine airbags

Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the EQB 250 includes:

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Adaptive suspension
  • LED headlights
  • Adaptive high-beam
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Progressive Exterior package with chrome and aluminium trim
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear privacy glass
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 64-colour adjustable ambient lighting
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Artico upholstery
  • Heated, power-adjustable front seats

The EQB 350 adds:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • AMG exterior styling kit with additional chrome, rear apron diffuser
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Front sports seats
  • Artico seats with Dinamica microfibre inserts and red stitching
  • Nappa leather-wrapped, flat-bottom steering wheel
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Backlit spiral-look trim elements

Options

A third row of seating is optional on the EQB 250 only. This costs $2900.

The Edition 1 package costs $9100 on the EQB 250 and $3900 on the EQB 350. It includes:

  • AMG exterior package
  • 20-inch matte copper alloy wheels
  • Electric Art Line interior trim package
  • Neva Grey leather upholstery with blue stitching elements
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Backlit spiral-look trim elements
  • Nappa leather-wrapped flat-bottom sports steering wheel

The optional Vision Package (EQB 250 five-seat only) adds:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Burmester surround sound system
  • Premium Package

The MBUX Innovation Package (EQB 250 and EQB 350) adds:

  • Head-up display
  • MBUX Interior Assistant
  • Augmented reality navigation
  • MBUX High

Colours

Polar White and Night Black are the standard exterior colours, with the following optional:

  • Denim Blue metallic
  • Rosé Gold metallic
  • Digital White metallic
  • Iridium Silver metallic
  • Mountain Grey metallic
  • Cosmos Black metallic
  • Manufaktur Mountain Grey Magno

The EQB 250 and EQB 350 comes standard with black interiors, though a Macchiato Beige/black interior is optional on the EQB 250, while Edition 1 models come with a Neva Grey and Cyber Cut blue interior.

Spiral-look interior trim elements are standard, with open-pore wood tri moptional.

MORE: Everything Mercedes-Benz EQB





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