The updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB all-electric SUV is now available and includes a number of new features that should increase its appeal to potential buyers.
The updated EQB, which will hit US dealerships in the first half of 2024, now includes a new black panel with the German brand’s iconic star pattern where the grille would be on an ICE-powered vehicle, redesigned rear LED lights, a new generation of the infotainment system, and updated driving assistance systems as standard equipment.
Additionally, the 2024 EQB has Plug & Charge capabilities that make it simpler for drivers to top off the high-voltage battery by just plugging in the charging connection without the need to verify or enter any information on the charger screen. To make this work, owners need to have a contract with a selected third-party provider, so that the payment and invoicing for every charge can take place
The newest edition of the company’s MBUX infotainment system is running on a 10.25-inch central touchscreen that is now standard on the new compact SUV. The voice control feature has been upgraded compared to the previous model year, and there are now three display styles—subtle, sporty, and classic—as well as three modes—navigation, help, and service—that the driver can select from.
Touch control panels are also installed on the steering wheel, and two “Sound Experiences”—computer-generated sounds—can be added to the Burmester surround sound system that is available. Two additional Sound Experiences can also be purchased online through the Mercedes me store.
A Dolby Atmos surround sound system is also available, which can provide an immersive audio experience, allowing listeners to virtually feel the song clearly as the original vision of the artists in the studio, Mercedes-Benz says.
A new mono-multipurpose camera and a new backup camera are also included in the facelifted EQB, according to the German luxury automaker. Additionally, the optional Driving Assistance package has been slightly improved, with Active Lane Keeping Assist now providing inputs through the steering system rather than braking through ESP.
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQB is 184.4 inches long, 72.2 inches wide, and 65.5 inches tall. It comes standard with seating for five people but may also be ordered with seven seats. The EQB 250+, EQB 300 4Matic, and EQB 350 4Matic are the three possible variations, all of which enable AC charging at up to 9.6 kilowatts and DC fast charging at up to 100 kW.
The first has a 188-horsepower electric motor that drives the front wheels, while the 4Matic models include a 4-wheel drive system feature two electric motors – one at the front and one at the rear. In the EQB 300, maximum power is rated at 225 hp, while the EQB 350 puts out 288 hp. All trims get juice from a 70.5-kilowatt-hour (usable) battery pack.