The Mercedes-Benz EQB has received a refresh inside and out for the 2024 model year, following the combustion-engined GLB's footsteps. The square-backed electric SUV brings a new look, upgraded technology and new functionality.
- Mercedes EQB, EQA gets brand's signature star pattern
- EQB has a WLTP range of up to 536km
Mercedes-Benz EQB facelift exterior and interior
To mark it out from the original EQB, it gets a new, black front grille, which incorporates Mercedes' signature star pattern. There's also a front light bar joining the redesigned LED daytime running lights, with the rear swapping the rounded light design for a straighter, horizontal arrangement.
On the inside, the star pattern features on the dashboard and door trim pieces, and is backlit to link it with the S-Class and EQS. It also receives Mercedes' new touch-capacitive three-spoke steering wheel and the option of open-pore wood trim.
Mercedes-Benz EQB facelift features
New on the options list for 2024 is a self-stabilising trailer hitch that has a maximum payload of 1,400kg for front-wheel-drive models and 1,700kg for four-wheel-drive models. This option is only available if buyers forego the third row of seats.
The EQB also gets a Burmester sound system with Dolby Atmos, allowing occupants to choose from any one of four 'sound experiences’, including ‘silver waves’ and ‘vivid flux’, which change the tone and acoustics of songs. The EQB now comes with the Mercedes Me Plug & Charge function as standard, which allows it to start charging automatically after being plugged in. This removes the need for drivers to authenticate themselves beforehand.
This system is claimed to be easier to navigate on the latest-generation MBUX interface adopted by the new EQB. It uses a 10.25-inch touchscreen with a cleaner, simpler design than before and three display styles.
Mercedes-Benz EQB facelift powertrain, battery and range
The EQB gets three variants – EQB 250+, EQB 300 4Matic and EQB 350 4Matic. The base variant produces 190hp and 380Nm, the 300 produces 228hp and 390Nm, while the EQB 350 produces 292hp and 520Nm of torque.
The EQB 250+ comes equipped with a 70.5kWh battery, while the EQB 300 and EQB 350 get a 66.4kWh battery. With this, the EQB has a range of up to 448km with the smaller battery and up to 536km (WLTP) with the larger one. For reference, the EQB 350 sold in India has a claimed range of up to 423km with a 66.5kWh battery. Since Mercedes sells the EQB 350 in India, expect the facelift to also arrive here sometime soon.
Mercedes-Benz EQA facelift: what’s new?
Along with the EQB facelift, Mercedes has also revealed the EQA facelift. Like the EQB, it also has a new grille panel with Mercedes’ signature star pattern, a full-width light bar, refreshed tail-lights with a light bar and a redesigned front bumper. Mercedes has also increased the efficiency of the EQA, and it now has a range between 411-560km, depending on the variant and the battery – 66.5kWh and 70.5kWh, respectively.