The new Mercedes-Benz EQB!
The new Mercedes-Benz EQB!

Mercedes-Benz continues to extend its presence in the market for electric vehicles with the arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz EQB compact SUV. It’s available now in Ireland with a 7-seat option.

The EQB is the latest electric SUV to be launched by the German brand in Ireland. It joins the EQC and EQA, recently reviewed for Changing Lanes.

Mercedes-Benz EQB price in Ireland

The Mercedes-Benz EQB uses a 66.5 kWh battery with a range of 419 km (WLTP). There are three models confirmed for Ireland – EQB 250, EQB 300 and EQB 350.

The EQB 250 is front wheel drive with 190 hp and is expected to be the most sought-after model here. Pricing begins from €64,030 for this model.

The other two models in the range are four wheel drive. The EQB 300 has 225 hp and is priced from €68,505. The EQB 350 has 288 hp and is priced from €71,520.

The new Mercedes electric SUV is available in Progressive, AMG Line and Electric Art trim levels, as well as a special Edition 1.

7-seat electric SUV

The EQB shares its dimensions with the GLB and borrows heavily in design. It’s now one of the few 7-seat electric SUV options on the Irish market and has been designed to deliver electric motoring in a family-size package,

There are adjustable second-row seats and an optional third-row seat arrangement concealed beneath the luggage floor which can be raised to expand capacity to a 7-seat layout as required. Up to four child seats can be fitted in the second and third rows. The boot volume in five seat mode is a generous 465 litres.

The new EQ model joins the Mercedes-Benz family with a distinctive black panel grille with central star, front ‘EQ’ blue headlamp strips and a continuous fibre-optic strip running along front and rear. Light-alloy wheels in bi or tri-colour design are available in sizes up to 20 inches.

The Mercedes-Benz EQB offers a seven seat electric SUV option
The Mercedes-Benz EQB offers a seven seat electric SUV option

Anything else?

The EQB can avail of up to 100 kW DC fast charging, adding up to 80% battery power in 30 minutes. Maximum AC charging capacity is 11 kW.

With a 0.28 Cd value, the EQB’s lower wind resistance delivers greater efficiency and range. Other aerodynamic features include front and rear aprons, a smooth and enclosed underbody, closed cooling air system, and wind-optimised wheels with spoilers.

Inside there is a latest generation Mercedes-Benz interior with a distinctive centre console, instrument panel and widescreen dashboard with MBUX user experience and ‘Hey Mercedes’ command system. It’s enhanced with fastest route to destination ‘Navigation and Electric Intelligence’.

2022 will also see the launch of the two more new Mercedes-Benz electric car: the EQS, based on the S-Class, and the EQE based on the E-Class.