2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Performance

Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Performance Rating

2023 EQB SUV Performance

The electric Benz was never intended to be a sporty SUV, and this is reflected in its fairly middling performance figures. The front-wheel drive EQB 250+ utilizes a single, front-axle-mounted electric motor with a claimed eight-second 0-60 mph run.

If that's simply too pedestrian for your tastes, the 300 should be more than adequate. The mid-spec model abandons the single-motor FWD setup of the 250+ in favor of all-wheel drive and two electric motors. This cuts the Mercedes EQB SUV's 0-60 time to seven seconds flat. The 350 4Matic is faster still, scooting to 60 mph in six seconds thanks to 288 hp.

Regardless of the selected variant, all EQB models have a top speed of 99 mph. Compared to rivals such as the Tesla Model Y, the Mercedes is trailing behind in the performance stakes. The admittedly more expensive ($65,990) Long Range derivative dispatches 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 135 mph.

2023 EQB SUV Performance Photos

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Driving Front Angle
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Rear Perspective Driving
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Frontal Aspect

Engine and Transmission

Depending on the selected configuration, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV electric motor setup varies. The 300 (225 hp/288 lb-ft) and 350 (288 hp/384 lb-ft) variants are equipped with an asynchronous motor on the front axle, while a permanently excited synchronous motor takes up residence at the rear.

Power is delivered to all four wheels via a single-speed automatic transmission unless that is, you're driving a 250+. The entry-level model uses just a front-mounted motor powering the front wheels only that produces 188 hp and 284 lb-ft.

None of these vehicles deliver particularly violent acceleration, although initial take-off (particularly in the 350) is swift. Overall, the EQB is more than adequate for day-to-day use and will prove enjoyable to pilot - just don't expect Tesla-like responsiveness.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Performance Specs:

Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV TrimsMercedes-Benz EQB SUV EnginesMercedes-Benz EQB SUV HorsepowerMercedes-Benz EQB SUV TransmissionsMercedes-Benz EQB SUV DrivetrainsMercedes-Benz EQB SUV Range
EQB 250ElectricN/ASingle Speed AutomaticFWD250 miles
EQB 300 4MATICElectric225 hpSingle Speed AutomaticAWD243 miles
EQB 350 4MATICElectric288 hpSingle Speed AutomaticAWD227 miles

2023 EQB SUV Gas Mileage

The EPA is yet to evaluate the 2023 EQB so MPGe figures aren't available at the time of writing. However, Mercedes has published range and charging estimates based on EPA testing. The base EQB 250+ will manage 250 miles on a charge, while the EQB 300 4Matic will manage a claimed 243 miles. The most powerful EQB 350 4Matic has the lowest range at 227 miles. All models have a 70.7 kWh battery pack, which takes 32 minutes to recharge from 10-80% on a DC fast charger. A Level 2 home charger will take nearly eight hours to complete the same.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Fuel Capacity

Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV TrimsEQB 250EQB 300 4MATICEQB 350 4MATIC
Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Hybrid Battery Capacity70.5 kWh70.5 kWh70.5 kWh
Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV Charge Time5.92 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V5.92 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V5.92 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V


Is there a plug-in hybrid Mercedes EQB derivative?

The EQB is sold only as an electric vehicle, but the ICE-powered GLB-Class is also available. Unfortunately, there's no hybrid or plug-in hybrid at this stage.

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