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I have been wondering when Mercedes would launch a cheaper version of the G-Class and finally it's here and offered as an EV :grin:

On the utility end of the EQ line up, my guess is this will be the most exciting one we'll get from Mercedes. Everything else might either be a smaller and boring crossover or bigger and more suited for families. Given my needs, the EQB meets a perfect middle ground, doing it with style and a level of off-road performance you'd expect from a G-Wagon looking vehicle.

In Eco and Comfort modes, 80 percent of effort ordinarily goes to the front; in Sport, this is reduced to 70 percent, and an Off-Road mode allows the clutch pack to fully engage all the time, resulting in a locked 50:50 torque split.






 

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2021 Mercedes EQB specs, release date & more details

UPDATE: A report talking about the 2021 EQB's specs, release date and other details can be found below.

Some of the main points:

  • Range: around 300 miles (estimated)
  • Release Date: early 2020 as a 2021 model (along with other EQ models mentioned below)

Mercedes is set to produce an electric version of its forthcoming GLB compact SUV, the German brand has confirmed.

It will fit into the company's electric range below the larger Mercedes EQC when it arrives in 2021, and is set to look similar to the already-revealed Mercedes GLB (pictured).

The GLB was unveiled in June, boasting significant off-road capability and a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Mercedes' 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system is optional on these models.

From the outside, the GLB echoes the boxy styling of the iconic Mercedes G-Class SUV and the EQB is expected to differ little from its internal-combustion-engined sibling, however distinctive styling touches associated with Mercedes' EQ electric models are certain to appear.

Although the GLB is set to be offered with seating for up to seven occupants, it hasn't been confirmed if the electric EQB will manage the same capacity, due to the presence of its battery pack.

Exact details of the EQB's electric powertrain are unconfirmed as yet, but a driving range of around 300 miles is expected, in order to be competitive with the Kia e-Niro and Hyundai Kona Electric.

The EQB is just one of the 10 electric models Mercedes plans to have on sale by the end of 2020. This line-up also includes the Mercedes EQA hatchback and Mercedes EQV people carrier.
 

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Up to 325-350 miles in a base-to-low trim version is ideal. Higher trims (bigger battery capacity) need to cross the 400 mile mark. MB doesn't have a choice.
 
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