New Mercedes-Benz EQB revealed, 7- seater EV to be made in China

Arif · Apr 19, 2021 01:00 PM

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed its latest EV, the new Mercedes-Benz EQB. Due to launch this year, the new Mercedes EQB is the third EV in 2021 from Mercedes-Benz after the EQA and EQS.

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Chief Design Officer of Daimler Group, Gorden Wagener said, “With the all new EQB we have created an iconic electric SUV that takes the heritage of our boxy off-road vehicles and transforms this into the future.

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We combine the significant boxy silhouette with futuristic elements such as the black-panel front to create the extraordinary look of the vehicle”

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Based on the Mercedes-Benz GLB, the EQB is a family-oriented EV with an optional 7-seat configuration. The third-row seats can fit people up 165 cm tall, and child seats can be fitted there too.

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To be sold in Europe and China in 2021, the European version will be made in Hungary while the China-specific version will be made in Beijing.

The EQB will be sold in USA by 2022.

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In Europe, the EQB will be offered in front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions with various power levels, some rated over 271 PS.

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To be launched as the EQB 350, Mercedes’s new EV will have a range of 478 km (WLTP), thanks to a usable battery capacity of 66.5 kWh. A particularly long-range version is also planned.

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In China, the new EQB is being launched as a fully equipped top-of-the-range model with AMG Line, 7 seats as standard, and an output of 292 PS.

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The EQB features intelligent driving assistance systems with cooperative support for the driver. Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist are fitted as standard.

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Production of the EQB will commence in 2021 at two sites forming part of the production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars - the Hungarian Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét for the global market and at the German-Chinese joint venture BBAC in Beijing for the Chinese market.

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Arif

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Previously an engineer in an automotive manufacturing company and a highway concessionaire. A part-time research student on biofuels and diesel engines. Obsessed with vehicle electrification and the future of transportation.

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