The updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB all-electric SUV is now available and includes numerous new features that should increase its appeal to potential buyers. Expected to be available at US dealerships by the first quarter of 2024. The refreshed EQB is now offered with a new black panel with the German brand’s distinctive star pattern on the front, just where the grille is in an ICE-powered car, new rear LED lighting, and a brand new version of the infotainment system, and new driving assistance systems.
In addition, the 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB is equipped with the Plug & Charge, which enables drivers to quickly fill up the high-voltage battery by plugging in a charging cable without needing to sign in or fill in additional information on the screen of the charger. To make this function work owners must have signed a contract with the selected third-party supplier so that invoicing and payments for each charge will be made.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB Review
The new compact SUV has a 10.25-inch central touchscreen running an upgraded version of Toyota’s MBUX Infotainment System. Three different styles of display: elegant, sporty, and classic – as well as three modes – navigation help, as well as service can be selected by the driver. Additionally, the voice control feature has been upgraded compared to prior model years.
The steering wheel also comes with control panels that are touch-sensitive as well as the possibility to select two sound Experiences, which are computer-generated sound effects along with the Burmester audio system with surround. Additionally, two additional Sound Experiences can be purchased online through Mercedes Me. Mercedes me Store. The list of options also includes the Dolby Atmos surround-sound system that provides a full audio experience that allows listeners to hear music as clearly as the original idea of performers in the studio Mercedes-Benz claims.
Additionally, The German luxury carmaker claims that the refreshed EQB includes a brand new camera that is mono-multipurpose and an upgraded backup camera, and the Driving Assistance feature is slightly upgraded, including Active Lane Keeping Assist now offering inputs via the steering system, instead of stopping through ESP.
Its 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB comes as standard with seating for five, but it is also available as seven seats, measuring 184.4 inches in length, 72.2 in wide, and 65.5 in height. Three models are available, all of which support AC charging of up to 9.6 kilowatts, and DC fast charging of up to 100 kW. EQB 250+ EQB 300 with 4Matic and EQB 350 with 4Matic.
The first one is the front-wheel drive which is driven by a 188-horsepower electric motor. The 4Matic models feature two electric motors, one in the front and another in the rear. For the EQB 300, maximum power is estimated at 225 horsepower and the EQB 350 puts out 288 HP. All trims are powered by the 70.5-kilowatt-hour (usable) battery pack.
Performance and Range
The specs for performance remain very similar for 2024. Buyers can pick from three different powertrain options for the EQB. The top-performing model is the EQB350 and the other models we’ve tested speed up to 60mph (including models like the Tesla Model Y and Volvo XC40 Recharge). Mercedes anticipates small enhancements in the range of its powertrain line-up. It could be greater than 260 miles for the basic EQB250plus, 223 miles for the mid-level EQB300, and 227 miles for the EQB350. The range will probably still be behind its competitors, but.
Expect to see standard features on the 2024 Mercedes EQB to include automatic emergency braking, auto high beams blind-spot assistance, and crosswind assistance, which can help to keep the car on track in the face of high wind conditions. For 2024, upgraded sensor technology is beneficial to the backup camera as well as the park assist systems. Mercedes also modified the active Lane Keep assist to make steering more comfortable.
The basic model has five seats however, buyers can also opt for a seven-seater configuration. As we’ve mentioned in previous reviews it’s not a large SUV that can accommodate rear-facing passengers. The 2nd row isn’t a comfortable fit.
In the interior, a gauge cluster as well as an infotainment device are contained in one panel that is mounted on the dashboard. Mercedes claims to have improved the infotainment interface by introducing the “zero-layer interface,” eliminating the necessity to navigate through submenus. Mercedes offers the Burmester surround-sound system featuring Dolby Atmos, complete with Sound Experiences. In addition to enthralling drivers with unique sound effects, as they approach their vehicle, the feature produces sound effects that are responsive to the various conditions of driving. Mercedes is also claiming that customers can get new features added to their EQB by downloading software updates over the air.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB Price & Release Date
For the most fundamental aspects in terms of fundamentals, the updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB range which is set to debut in the U.S. next spring, will remain the same. The base model will be known as the EQB 250+, powered by a single 188-hp 284-lb-ft electronic motor that drives the front wheels. It’s powered by a battery that has a usable capacity in the range of 70.5 kWh.
The entry-level model is the all-wheel drive EQB 300 4Matic equipped with electric motors for both the rear and front axles, which produce a total of 225 hp and 288 lb-ft torque. Both are powered by a battery that has a usable capacity that is 66.5 kWh. The most expensive model, model, the EQB 350 4Matic, has the same powertrain but the total output is 288 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque.
The range testing has yet to be conducted, however, Rothfelder, the manager of product development, said that the new EQBs will all have some improvement in the range from the 260-mile range estimated to be those with the EQB 250+ model and the EPA-rated 243 and 227 miles of the all-wheel drive EQB 300 as well as EQB 350 models and EQB 350 models, respectively. It is likely to come with a slight price increase over the current MSRPs for base models of $52,750, $56,900, and $60,550. Mercedes will announce the final price at the time that the new EQB will be available for sale across the U.S. in the spring.