2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB’s Stunning Redesign and Tech Upgrades!
The highly-anticipated 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB all-electric SUV is now official, bringing a host of features designed to woo potential buyers. Set for a debut in US dealerships during the first half of 2024, this updated model showcases a signature black panel up front featuring the distinctive star pattern synonymous with Mercedes-Benz, where traditionally the grille is placed on combustion engine vehicles. In addition, it has newly designed rear LED lights.
A noteworthy feature in this release is the Plug & Charge functionality. This simplifies the charging process, allowing the driver to merely connect the charging cable to top up the high-voltage battery. Gone are the days of additional authentications or inputting details on the charger screen. However, for this feature to be operational, an agreement must be in place with a chosen third-party provider, ensuring seamless payment and invoicing for every charging session.
The SUV's interior also gets a refresh. Central to this is a 10.25-inch touchscreen, which serves as the interface for the latest version of Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX infotainment system. Drivers get the freedom to personalize their interface by selecting from three display styles – subtle, sporty, or classic. Additionally, they can toggle between three functional modes, namely navigation, assistance, and service. There's also been an enhancement in the voice control function, making it more efficient than its predecessor.
The steering interface has not been left out of the upgrades. It now boasts touch control panels, adding a touch of modernity. For audiophiles, there's a treat: the availability of two computer-generated Sound Experiences, especially when paired with the optional Burmester surround sound system. For those craving more, two additional Sound Experiences can be purchased from the Mercedes me store. An optional Dolby Atmos surround sound system is also on offer, designed to deliver a near-authentic auditory experience, mirroring the artist's original intention in the studio, as per Mercedes-Benz.
Safety and driving aids have also received attention. The updated EQB incorporates a mono-multipurpose camera and a revamped backup camera. The optional Driving Assistance package offers a refined experience with the Active Lane Keeping Assist, which now interacts through the steering system instead of the ESP braking system.
For those concerned about space, the 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB provides standard seating for five passengers, with the option to upgrade to a seven-seater. Dimension-wise, it stands at 184.4 inches in length, 72.2 inches in width, and 65.5 inches in height.
Buyers can choose from three variants, each with AC charging capacities up to 9.6 kilowatts and DC fast charging capabilities of 100 kW. These are the EQB 250+, EQB 300 4Matic, and EQB 350 4Matic. The 250+ model boasts front-wheel drive powered by a 188-hp electric motor. The 4Matic models come with two motors; one upfront and the other at the back. The EQB 300 offers 225 hp, and the EQB 350 delivers a powerful 288 hp. All models are equipped with a 70.5-kilowatt-hour (usable) battery pack.
The Mercedes EQB's latest iteration will undoubtedly shake up the rankings in the 2023 lineup of top 7-seater electric SUVs.