2020 Mercedes EQB EV Shows More Of Its GLB-Sourced Body

It has been a while since we last saw a prototype of the upcoming Mercedes EQB all-electric SUV.

Since the last sighting in April this year, the automaker has unveiled the GLB compact SUV which shares its bodywork with the EQB, so Mercedes decided there was no need for the all-electric version to keep the heavy camouflage anymore.

As you can see in these fresh, more revealing images, the Mercedes EQB is essentially an electrified GLB. It uses the same body with only minor updated details such as the closed-off grille, unique bumpers, new headlights and updated graphics for the taillights.

Also Read: Mercedes-Benz EQA Compact Electric Car Will Be Made In France

Other modifications compared to the GLB include the EV-specific alloys and lack of exhaust pipes as well as the fact that the area for the license plate has been moved to the rear bumper — likely to make room for an EQC-inspired light strip uniting the taillights.

The EQB is expected to launch sometime in 2020, joining Mercedes’ EQ family which already includes the larger EQC SUV and EQV MPV. The new model will use the same Electric Vehicle Architecture II (EVA II) as the upcoming EQA compact hatch and shall offer several lithium-ion battery pack options, ranging from 60 to 110 kWh.

Real-world driving range is expected to be at least 400 km (248 miles) with the largest battery. Three electric motors will be available, with 150 kW (201 hp / 204 PS), 200 kW (268 hp / 272 PS) and 250 kW (335 hp / 340 PS). Given that the batteries will take up significant space in the vehicle floor, it’s unclear whether the EQB will retain the GLB’s seven-seat option.

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Photo credits: CarPix for Carscoops

  • HD

    If the largest battery has 250 miles range, then the smallest has 136 miles. That’s pathetic Merc.

    • Christian Wimmer

      Not for the buyer who will predominantly drive it in the city. And let’s be honest – that’s where this thing will be spending most of its time anyway.

      • HD

        Can you justify paying 70k+ for an SUV that can only go in the city? Then take a Honda-e, Tesla Model 3, or a VW ID.3 for a lot less and those are way cooler. I think it’s only VW that gets it in Germany what needs to be done. The ID.3 will sell more than all these Merc, Audi nonsense altogether.

  • krusshall

    EQB…GLB…EQC…GLC…alphabet soup mess of a naming scheme Mercedes.

    • PK

      it’s not that complicated tbh lol

      • salamOOn

        way better than new audis engine markings….

        • PK

          totally and better than bmw!

      • krusshall

        Didn’t say it was complicated…just said it’s a mess.

        • PK

          it’s not even a mess either. i don’t see what’s wrong with it.

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