The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB will roll out as an all-new electric vehicle next year, and it will be based on the gasoline-powered GLB-class SUV. Along with this SUV, the manufacture also recently revealed coupe-like EQA, which should be the first offerings under the new EQ subbrand.
An all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQB will be reportedly powered by a system that should provide at least 221 horsepower. On top of that, it will offer a driving range somewhere between 200 and 250 miles, thanks to a dual-motor setup. Similar as the GLB SUV, the forthcoming EQB comes with many upscale materials and technologies.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB Exterior
At first glance, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB looks very close to its GLB sibling. In addition, both models share the same platform, so they are visually identical. However, unlike the GLB model, the new Mercedes-Benz EQB has a glossy black panel, where the usual grille is standing, and more angular headlights.
Additionally, Mercedes further differentiates the EQB from its GLB by a specific wheel and a distinct rear with full-width lighting that extends through the rear hatch.
On the inside, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB will be luxurious, and it will share cabin components with the GLB SUV. Of course, the manufacture will make a few changes that will separate this model from its gasoline-powered counterpart. First of all, we expect it to have the same seating layout, offering five seats across two rows. You can also count on an optional pop-up third row of seats.
On top of that, Mercedes added more quality materials and soft leather upholstery to enhance the look of the EQB’s cabin. As standard, the EQB comes with a 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster connected to Mercedes-Benz’s newest MBUX infotainment system.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB Specs
According to Mercedes company, the new EQB is likely to share its powertrain and battery with the EQA model. We also expected both models to share chassis components with the gasoline-powered GLA-class and GLB-class SUVs. As far as we know, the entry-level model will be called EQB250, and it will include one electric motor that should deliver 221-hp electric using front-wheel drive.
All-wheel drive is optional as the more powerful EQB350 model. We expect the same 66.5-kWh battery from the EQA to be fit just fine underneath the EQB’s floor. Of course, the manufacturer may also offer a slightly larger pack on upper trims. Mercedes-Benz claims that driving range with this battery should cover at least 200 miles per charge. So, thanks to that, the EQB is also competitive as the rivals Audi e-tron and Tesla Model Y.
Release Date, Price
The new 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB will go on sale next year, and it will be available in three trim levels. The Progressive is the first one that will cost $57,000, then there’s Premium that is $62,000, and the last one Advanced cost $67,000.
We still don’t know exactly what features the upcoming EQB will offer as standard or optional, but we’ll find out closer to its on-sale date.