The updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB all-electric SUV is official and has numerous new features which should increase its appeal to potential buyers. The EQB is expected to hit US dealerships by the first quarter of 2024, the new EQB is now available with a new black panel with the German brand’s trademark star pattern on the front, which is where the grille will be found in an ICE-powered car with a new rear LED light as well as a new generation of the infotainment system and modernized driving assistance systems.
Additionally, the 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB is equipped with the Plug & Charge that allows users to easily recharge the battery with high voltage simply by plugging in a charging cable without needing to sign in or fill in more information on the screen of the charger. To make this function work owners will need to sign a contract with the selected third-party service provider so that invoicing and payment for each charge will occur.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB Redesign
The new compact SUV comes with a 10.25-inch central touchscreen running an upgraded version of Ford’s MBUX Infotainment System. Three different styles of display: subtle, 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 improved over prior model years. The steering wheel is also equipped with touch-screen controls There’s also the option to select two sound Experiences, which are computer-generated sound effects together with the Burmester Surround Sound system. Additionally, two additional Sound Experiences are available on the internet through Mercedes Me. Mercedes Me store.
The choices list also contains the Dolby Atmos surround-sound system that provides a unique audio experience, allowing listeners to experience music exactly as they did in the original idea of musicians in the studio, Mercedes-Benz states. Additionally, it is worth noting that the German luxury car maker says the new EQB includes a brand new camera that is mono-purpose and an upgraded backup camera and the Driving Assistance option has been a little improved including Active Lane Keeping Assist now giving inputs to the steering system, instead of stopping through ESP.
Its 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB comes as standard with five seats but can be upgraded to a seven-seater. It measures 184.4 inches in length, 72.2 in wide, and 65.5 in high. Three models are available, all of which support AC charging up to 9.6 kilowatts, and DC fast charging up to 100 kW. EQB 250+ EQB 300 4Matic as well as EQB 3504Matic. The first one is front-wheel drive which is driven by an 188-horsepower electric motor. The 4Matic versions have two motors powered by electricity – one in the front and another located at the rear. For the EQB 300, maximum power is estimated at 225 horsepower 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. Again, buyers can select from three options for powertrains for the EQB. The most efficient model is the EQB350 however, the rivals that we’ve tested have a speed of sixty mph (including models like the Tesla Model Y and Volvo XC40 Recharge). Mercedes expects minor improvements in the range of its powertrain range. It could be over 260 miles for the basic EQB250+, more than 250 miles for the middle-tier EQB300, and more than 227 miles for the EQB350. Likely, Range will still trail competitors, however.
Expect standard features for the 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB to include automatic emergency braking, auto high-beams blind-spot assistance, parking assist and crosswind assist that aids in keeping the vehicle on track during strong wind conditions. In 2024, the latest sensor technology will benefit the backup camera as well as the park assist systems. Mercedes has also redesigned the active Lane Keep assist to make steering maneuvers more comfortable.
The standard model has five seats however, buyers can also opt to have a seven-seater version. As we’ve said in our previous reviews the car isn’t an ideal SUV that can accommodate rear-facing passengers. The 2nd row is cramped.
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 it has enhanced the infotainment system with the “zero-layer interface,” eliminating the necessity to navigate through submenus.
Mercedes is offering a new Burmester surround sound system that includes Dolby Atmos, complete with Sound Experiences. In addition to enthralling the driver with a variety of sounds when they enter their vehicle, the feature generates sounds that respond to various conditions of driving. Mercedes will also let customers get new features added to their EQB by downloading software updates over the air.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB Release Date & Price
As for the fundamentals in terms of fundamentals, the updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB range is set to debut in the U.S. next spring, and will otherwise remain in the same form. The base model will be known as the EQB 250+, powered by a single 188 hp and 284-lb-ft electronic motor that drives the front wheels. It’s powered by a battery that has a usable capacity that is 70.5 kWh.
The most affordable model is the all-wheel-drive EQB 300 4Matic. It has electric motors on the front and rear axles. They produce a total of 225 horsepower and 288 lb-ft of torque. They are powered by a battery having a capacity to use that is 66.5 kWh. The most expensive model, model, the EQB 350 4Matic, has the same powertrain but a maximum output of 288 horsepower and 383 pounds of torque.
The range testing has yet to be conducted, however, product manager Rothfelder has said that the new EQBs are expected to show some improvement in the range from the 260 miles that are estimated in models like the EQB 250+ model and the EPA-rated 243 and 227 miles of the all-wheel drive EQB 300 or EQB 350 models as well. It is likely to result in a slight cost increase in comparison to the current MSRPs for base models of $52,750 $56,900 and $60,550. Mercedes will announce the final price as soon as the new EQB is available across the U.S. in the spring.