Mercedes’ 2022 EQB will be priced at $ 54,500 when it hits the US showroom this summer, meaning the electric SUV is priced below its Telsa Model Y rival, but above the Audi Q4 e-tron.
That base price inflates to $ 55,550 with a mandatory 0 1,050 destination charge and gives you an EQB 300 4Matic net with 225 hp (228 PS) and all-wheel drive. For an additional $ 3,550 you can upgrade your EQB 350 4Matic to 288 hp (292 PS) of firepower, although both models use the same 66.5 kWh battery. Mercedes says the entry-level car can reach speeds of 62 mph (100 km / h) in 7.7 seconds, while the more powerful version can do the job in 6.0 seconds.
How does EQB compare to its competitors? The Tesla Model Y Long Range currently starts at $ 62,990 and the Audi Q4 50 E-Tron starts at $ 49,900, both cars delivering more performance than the Mercedes. Tesla can reach 60 mph (96 km / h) in 4.8 seconds, and the Audi 295 hp (299 PS) quotes 5.8 seconds for the electric Q4. BMW does not offer the European iX3 in North America.
Prices for this Mercedes indicate the lowest of the three trim levels available The standard equipment includes an augmented reality navigation system viewed and managed through a combination of Benz’s latest MBUX infotainment software and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen of the same size. Safety equipment is featured in the kit list, which includes active lane assistance, blind spot assistance, and automatic braking, including pedestrian detection.
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Transfer the extra $ 1,250 and you’re headed to EQB Exclusive, again offering a choice of two power levels, but this time with keyless entry, wireless phone charging and the bonus of an upgraded sound system.
Lording above the exclusive grade is the proudly titled Pinnacle, which enjoys the same features, as well as a Burmester surround sound hifi, panoramic roof and surround view camera. Both versions benefit from unlimited 30-minute charging sessions across the Electrify America network for the first two years and promise simplified charging and billing in other cases thanks to the integrated payment function. It takes 32 minutes to fill 10-80 percent of the battery with a 100 kW charger
Mercedes and EPA have not released driving range statistics to give us an idea of how often you can use Free Electrify America minutes, but according to European WLTP the EQB 300 and 350 260 miles (419 km) are rated. The value is around 230-240. Miles (370-386 km) offers a potential EPA rating, which would make it equal to the Audi Q4, but slightly behind the Tesla. Which one would you choose?