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2021 Mercedes EQB

The EQB is different from the other EQ vehicles from Mercedes. It is the highest of all and, with a drag coefficient of 0.28, it has one and a half times the drag resistance of the EQS, which has just been presented. To its credit, it is significantly shorter than the EQS, which makes it difficult to maintain a good drag coefficient. So only buy it if you really need the space.

Perhaps the enormous height is also due to the underlying combustion engine platform of the EQA. A third bench seat is possible in the rear of the EQB, but only for people up to 1.65 m tall. The second row of seats can be moved by 14 cm on request, backrest recline is standard. We have listed the differences to the EQA above. The EQB is not manufactured in Rastatt like the EQA, but in Kecskemét, Hungary.

This is also where we first encounter one of AMG's future unique selling points in the data, namely a possible engine output of 215 kW (292 hp), naturally as all-wheel drive. There will be a Chinese version, which will probably be launched in 2021, just like the European version at the end of the year. It will be manufactured by Beijing Benz Automotive Co, a joint venture with BAIC. In China, by the way, the third row of seats is standard.

The 66.5 kWh of the battery should not be the last word. So we can still expect a version with a larger one, which should then also surpass the largest from VW's MEB modular system. With the presentation of the EQB and EQS, Mercedes has caught up significantly in e-mobility in a very short time. In general, one should not expect too many more pure e-models in the future, because with the height of the batteries, almost only SUV-like vehicles come into question for electrification.

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