The Mercedes EQB has NO rivals: review

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Published on 29 Jul 2022, 16:07
The Mercedes EQB is in a class of one. Allow us to explain...

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Slowly but surely, Mercedes is electrifying its entire range of combustion-engined cars. Next in line is the EQB – a seven-seat, 250-mile family SUV based on the petrol and diesel-powered GLB.

The visual similarities are clear to see; like the GLB, its EQ sibling has more than a whiff of baby G-Wagon to its styling, with a high roofline and a boxy silhouette. In fact, the parallels don’t stop there – quality inside is excellent; the EQB uses a familiar dual-screen infotainment set-up, and the steering wheel is almost indistinguishable from that in the £100,000-plus AMG G 63.

But under the metal and behind the blanked off grille, the EQB is rather different. At launch there are two models to choose from – the 225bhp EQB 300 and the 288bhp EQB 350 we’re driving here. Both get a 66.5kWh battery and a pair of electric motors providing 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Nicola Hume puts the car to the test in this review, and finds out that it has no genuine rivals to speak of...

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