German automaker Mercedes-Benz has revealed the details of its highly anticipated, fully electric SUV, the EQB, which will be available later this summer in the US market. The SUV has seating for up to seven with its optional third row and is more competitively priced than the currently available EQS electric sedan. According to a press release from the OEM, the 2022 EQB 300 4MATIC will start from $54,500 and the EQB 350 4MATIC is priced from $58,050.
The all-electric compact SUV offerings include the EQB 300 4MATIC with 225 hp and the EQB 350 4MATIC with 288 hp. The EQB is fitted with a lithium-ion battery with a high-energy density. It has a maximum voltage of 420 V and, with a nominal capacity of around 190 Ah, has a usable energy content of 66.5 kWh.
The EQB SUV will be offered as a base model along with the option for two trim levels for the US market: Exclusive and Pinnacle. Both trim offerings build upon the generous standard equipment offered in the EQB base model, providing the high-level of comfort, convenience and unique EQ-specific features expected from Mercedes-EQ.
The EQB interior features the new-generation MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Multimedia System with Augmented Reality Navigation system with Electric Intelligence highlighted on the 10.25” Digital Instrument Cluster and 10.25” Touchscreen Multimedia Display. Certain safety features such as the Active Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and Active Brake Assist are also equipped as standard.
In combination with the Navigation with Electric Intelligence, EQB customers are provided with convenient use of the charging stations from various providers through Mercedes me Charge, which also offers a seamless integrated payment function with simple billing processes. With the EQB, two years of Mercedes me Charge is included. In addition, as an exclusive benefit of the collaboration with Electrify America, MB provides EQB drivers with an unlimited number of 30-minute charging sessions throughout the entire Electrify America network at no additional cost for the first two years, from account activation. This benefit extends to Electrify America's more than 2,600 ultra-fast DC chargers across the continental United States.
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