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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-17-2019, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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2021 Mercedes EQB Spy Shots

The EQB was spied testing for the first time since news of it coming to market was revealed months ago. This is great news as it will be a cheaper electric SUV option from Mercedes compared to the EQC. They're expected to arrive by early 2021 with order books opening by late 2020. Pricing is said to start around $50,000 in the U.S.

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Since this is meant to be a more affordable version of the G-Wagon, do you think the G-Wagon will also go electric? Demand is there.
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Another set of spy shots have been going around, this time revealing more of the EQB's design.

I included some articles covering it for those wanting details and insight


2020 Mercedes EQB EV Shows More Of Its GLB-Sourced Body
It has been a while since we last saw a prototype of the upcoming Mercedes EQB all-electric SUV.

Since the last sighting in April this year, the automaker has unveiled the GLB compact SUV which shares its bodywork with the EQB, so Mercedes decided there was no need for the all-electric version to keep the heavy camouflage anymore.

As you can see in these fresh, more revealing images, the Mercedes EQB is essentially an electrified GLB. It uses the same body with only minor updated details such as the closed-off grille, unique bumpers, new headlights and updated graphics for the taillights.

Other modifications compared to the GLB include the EV-specific alloys and lack of exhaust pipes as well as the fact that the area for the license plate has been moved to the rear bumper — likely to make room for an EQC-inspired light strip uniting the taillights.

The EQB is expected to launch sometime in 2020, joining Mercedes’ EQ family which already includes the larger EQC SUV and EQV MPV. The new model will use the same Electric Vehicle Architecture II (EVA II) as the upcoming EQA compact hatch and shall offer several lithium-ion battery pack options, ranging from 60 to 110 kWh.

Real-world driving range is expected to be at least 400 km (248 miles) with the largest battery. Three electric motors will be available, with 150 kW (201 hp / 204 PS), 200 kW (268 hp / 272 PS) and 250 kW (335 hp / 340 PS). Given that the batteries will take up significant space in the vehicle floor, it’s unclear whether the EQB will retain the GLB’s seven-seat option.


New Mercedes-Benz EQB: electric compact SUV hits the road

New Mercedes-Benz GLB will spawn an electric variant in 2021; first production-previewing prototypes have now emerged

Mercedes-Benz will launch an electric version of its new GLB compact SUV in 2021, named the EQB, and more production-like prototypes have now been seen testing.

Previously only seen underneath hacked test mules, the EQB is shown in the new images with altered and disguised front and rear end and similar aerodynamically-optimised wheels as the larger EQC.

In a move similar to that undertaken with the GLC and its electrically powered sibling, the GLB will provide the basis for the zero-emission EQB model. It will feature uniquely styled front and rear ends, dedicated wheel designs and other detailed design changes that are said to lower its drag coefficient below 0.30Cd.

The EQB is set for UK sales in two years' time and has been conceived to run a further-developed version of the driveline destined for the upcoming EQA hatchback. It will use two electric motors, with one powering the front wheels and the other driving the rear wheels. Little is known about the new model, but insiders say it will have a battery of at least 60kWh in capacity and manage a claimed range of around 310 miles.

The GLB is the eighth model to be based around Mercedes' MFA II platform, and it shares its wheelbase with the China-only long-wheelbase A-Class Saloon. At 2789mm, its wheelbase is 60mm longer than those of the other new A-Class models, while a relatively long rear overhang ensures the GLB provides more luggage space than the original GLA. It's not clear yet whether the EQB will retain the GLB's seven-seat option.

Alongside the EQB, Mercedes also plans to introduce a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid system in the GLC for a claimed electric-only range of 62 miles. It will use a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and a gearbox-mounted electric motor to power the front wheels, along with a second motor mounted within a ZF-produced rear axle assembly to power the rear wheels. Energy for the motors is provided by a lithium ion battery packaged within the floor.

Both models are core parts of parent firm Daimler's massive electrification project, in which Mercedes will invest 9bn to produce 130 electrified variants by 2025. The flagship of this range will be the EQS, an electric sibling of the next-generation S-Class.

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Another spotting has been made, this time of a white MBQ and on VIDEO!

what motor1 said about it:

There's not much to hide on this electric crossover test vehicle.

A new spy video catches Mercedes-Benz developing the upcoming EQB electric crossover. The white prototype only wears camouflage at the front and rear, while leaving the rest of the body is unconcealed.

The EQB will be the electrified version of the recently launched Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class. Like the brand's other forthcoming products in the EQ sub-brand, the company revises the front and rear to differentiate the look from the combustion-powered versions. The changes include removing the openings in the grille to create a smoother face and altering the headlights. There are also different wheels with fairings around the rim that at least appear more aerodynamic. At the back, a redesigned bumper no longer needs to incorporate space for an exhaust pipe.

The EQB will slot below the EQC in Mercedes' electric lineup. The boxy EV's powertrain will potentially be the same as the EQA concept. That model packs an electric motor on each axle and produces over 268 horsepower (200 kilowatts) and 368 pound-feet (499 Newton-meters) of torque. A 60-kilowatt-hour battery provides the juice for this setup. Rumors suggest a range of 310 miles (500 kilometers).

Mercedes has already confirmed plans to launch the EQB in the United States in 2021. Judging by these photos, development is essentially complete. A European debut could happen first, and then the boxy, electric crossover would go on sale in America.

The EQ sub-brand will grow quickly in the coming years. The EQE and EQS will expand the range into the premium sedan market. There will also be the EQA in the compact segment.

source: https://www.motor1.com/news/374143/m...eqb-spy-video/
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I really like how its shaping up and hope Mercedes has plans for an EQ version of the G-Wagon that this sits under. Have you heard anything?
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