Update: Entire story updated.
The Mercedes EQB might not be even two years old, but the Germans have already unveiled a facelift. However, the updated model will only arrive at U.S. dealers in the first half of next year. Here’s everything you can expect from the 2024 Mercedes EQB:
The 2024 Mercedes EQB has mild design changes, which is typical of facelifted Mercs. A newly designed black panel surface features a star pattern and is flush-fit with the headlamps on its flanks, with no protruding lines. The light band on top of the faux radiator grille and the headlights have the same design as on the outgoing model. Officially, the front bumper is also new, but you’d need a magnifying lens to spot the differences!
For a fresher look on the sides, Mercedes-Benz offers four new alloy wheels in 18-, 19-, and 20-inch sizes. At the back, the bumper is no different from the current model, but the tail lights feature new, horizontal light guides, granting the new electric SUV a high-tech and bolder styling. Also new for the exterior are two color options – Starling Blue and Cirrus Silver.
The interior of the 2024 Mercedes EQB is even closer to the outgoing model. The noticeable changes here are the inclusion of a new steering wheel with capacitive buttons and the exclusion of the touchpad controller. The passenger-side dashboard has the star pattern lasered into the plastic and this area is adaptively backlit.
The 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system features updated software that makes it easier to use. The user doesn’t need to scroll through submenus or utter voice commands to access core functions. The updated infotainment system allows the user to unlock the charging flap via a softkey in the charging menu. Another difference is the wireless operation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for smartphone integration.
There are three new display styles, inspired by the larger electric Mercs: Subtle, Sporty, and Classic. Another similarity with the more expensive models is Sound Experiences, for which there are four choices: Silver Waves, Vivid Flux, Roaring Pulse, and Serene Breeze.
Dolby Atmos & subscription options
The optional Burmester surround sound system, unlike in the outgoing model, features Dolby Atmos. Active Distance Assist Distronic, Traffic Sign Assist, MBUX Augmented Reality for navigation and smartphone integration, etc. can be unlocked by purchasing or subscribing in the Mercedes me Store.
Match 3, Sudoku, Pairs, Shuffle Puck, and other mini-games can be played using the touchscreen and touch control buttons on the steering wheel. This feature could be useful for killing time while waiting to pick up someone or waiting at a charging station. Also new in the 2024 EQB is Sound Experiences
The 2024 Mercedes EQB is a tad safer than the outgoing model, thanks to the inclusion of a new mono camera and a new backup camera. Active Lane Keeping Assist works more comfortably with steering intervention instead of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP). The parking systems can be operated more intuitively and more quickly.
The 2024 Mercedes EQB comes in the same variants as the outgoing model – EQB 250+, EQB 300 4MATIC, and EQB 350 4MATIC, with identical hardware.
The 2024 EQB 250+ employs a permanent magnet synchronous motor generating 188 hp and 284 lb.-ft. of torque at the front. This motor gets its juice from a 70.5 kWh battery pack. Mercedes-Benz is yet to reveal the EPA-est. range, but we expect it to be approximately 250 miles.
The other two variants use a combination of an asynchronous motor at the front and a permanent magnet synchronous motor. The 2024 EQB 300 4MATIC’s powertrain produces 225 hp and 288 lb.-ft. of torque and the 2024 EQB 350 4MATIC’s powertrain develops 288 hp and 384 lb.-ft. of torque. Both share a 66.5 kWh battery pack and their EPA-est. range figures could be ~235 miles and ~225 miles, respectively.
The 2024 EQB can be charged at up to 11 kW (AC)/100 kW (DC). Charging the battery pack from 10 to 100% level using an AC charger (at 9.6 kW) may take 7.75 hours. Fast-charging the same battery pack from 10 to 80% level using a DC charger (at 100 kW) will likely take ~30 minutes.
While the new model’s peak charging inputs are the same as those of the outgoing model, it now offers the convenience of the Plug & Charge function. Just plug the charger into the vehicle and the charging starts, without asking for manual input to authenticate the payment.
Mercedes-Benz is yet to confirm this for the U.S., but globally, it offers a trailer hitch with ESP trailer stabilization optionally for the new 5-seat EQB. The company has reinforced the EQB’s bodyshell structure for this purpose along with the mid-cycle refresh. The braked towing capacity of the new EQB is 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs.) in FWD and 1,700 kg (3,748 lbs.) in AWD (4MATIC).
|Aspect||2024 Mercedes EQB Specification|
|Length/Width/Height||4,684 mm/1,834 mm/1,654 mm|
|Luggage Volume (VDA)||5-seat version: 495-1,710 l|
7-seat version: 465-1,620 l
|Drivetrain Layout||EQB 250+: FWD|
EQB 300 4MATIC: AWD
EQB 350 4MATIC: AWD
|Power||EQB 250+: 188 hp|
EQB 300 4MATIC: 225 hp
EQB 350 4MATIC: 288 hp
|Torque||EQB 250+: 284 lb.-ft.|
EQB 300 4MATIC: 288 lb.-ft.
EQB 350 4MATIC: 384 lb.-ft.
|EPA-est. Range (Unofficially Expected)||EQB 250+: ~250 miles|
EQB 300 4MATIC: ~235 miles
EQB 350 4MATIC: ~225 miles
|Peak Charging Power||11 kW (AC)/100 kW (DC)|
|AC Charging Time (Unofficially Expected)||7.75 hours (10-100%)|
|DC Charging Time (Unofficially Expected)||~30 minutes (10-80%)|
|Braked Towing Capacity (Unofficially Expected)||EQB 250+: 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs.)|
EQB 300 4MATIC: 1,700 kg (3,748 lbs.)
EQB 350 4MATIC: 1,700 kg (3,748 lbs.)
The new Mercedes EQB has been confirmed to start reaching U.S. dealerships in the U.S. in the first half of 2024. Prices may start at around USD 53,500.
The facelifted Mercedes EQB arrived in the U.S. for local testing earlier this year. A spy video from KindelAuto (via YouTube) shows a U.S.-spec test mule (identified by the orange tint on the headlamp cluster) on Californian streets.
Mercedes EQB sales
While it is still building traction, the EQB is one of the top performers in the Mercedes-Benz EV range worldwide. In 2022, it was the company’s second most popular EV, with 24,200 units sold. In the U.S., 1,672 units of the EQB were sold last year.
In Q1 2023, the EQB gained ground, with 11,200 units delivered worldwide. America’s contribution to EQB sales during this period was 1,537 units. With 1,867 units sold in Q2 2023, YTD American sales as of June was 3,404 units.
The Mercedes EQB might not be the perfect EV due to its range, but it’s the only seven-seater of its kind on the market. With improved range and charging, better electronics, and styling tweaks, the three-row electric SUV should become an even more attractive choice for big families with children.
2024 Mercedes EQB FAQs
What is the 2024 Mercedes EQB release date?
The revised Mercedes EQB will reach dealers in the U.S. between January & June 2024.
Which EVs are 2024 Mercedes EQB rivals?
What will be the Mercedes EQB price?
The Mercedes EQB facelift could be priced from around USD 53,500.
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