In the midst of all the headline-grabbing new Benz content came the slightest bit of significant news for U.S. Mercedes fans about an EV we’ve as of now seen.
Mercedes showed the EQB electric SUV at the Shanghai Show recently, yet more subtleties arose at Munich today, including the declaration that the model is most certainly going to the U.S. right on time in 2022.
In light of the foundation of the GLB hybrid, instead of devoted EV engineering, the EQB will at first come in EQB 300 and EQB 350 structures. The two adaptations highlight twin electric engines and all-wheel drive, and can venture out for up to 260 miles (419 km) on the WLTP cycle, which would give them an insignificantly more limited reach than an Audi Q4 e-tron.
Be that as it may, while the Audi can just convey a limit of five travelers, the EBQ can take up to seven with a discretionary third column of seats. Mercedes alerts, nonetheless, that the rearmost seats are just appropriate for individuals under 5 ft 4-inches, which means they’re truly only for youngsters.
The base EQB 300’s 225 hp and 288 lbs-ft of force ought to be sufficient for most town drivers, however those searching for some additional zip will see it in the EQB 350 with its 288 hp and 384 lbs-ft.
Zero to 62mph requires 8.0-seconds in the passage level vehicle, yet Mercedes hasn’t uncovered explicit speed increase numbers for its elder sibling. The two vehicles are falsely restricted to 100mph (160km/h) to save battery life. Single-engine, front-wheel drive variants and a long-range model will be added later.
Costs will not be declared until nearer to the 2022 at a bargain date, however we anticipate that the EQB should be evaluated to coordinate with Tesla’s Model Y, what begins at just shy of $54,000.
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