Mercedes-Benz EQB Facelift Spied Inside And Out

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The EQB is already heading towards a series of updates.

Our spy photographers spotted a Mercedes EQB out in a camo wrap and were surprised to realize that the German automaker is already preparing to give the crossover a refresh. The all-electric variant of the GLB and seven-seater sibling of the EQA was introduced less than two years ago, but it looks like it will get a facelift for the 2024 model - albeit a minor one on the outside but with some meaningful changes inside.

Looking closely at the spy shots, it appears that the exterior changes will be a slightly modified bumper design and possibly some changes to the grille. That's likely a new fully enclosed grille to keep the EQB in line design-wise with the larger EQE and EQS models.

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While these prototypes still have the headlights from the current model, we expect that to change as development continues, as that's always something automakers use to remind people it's a newer model. The taillights show new horizontal styling, in case you're wondering.

Inside, things get more interesting and it shows that we can expect a new steering wheel to match the A-, B-, and CLA-Class facelifts. The center console has been covered, which suggests either Mercedes is going to drop the unit or fit an improved version.

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Other than that, the rest of the interior looks to be carried over, including the 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster and center-mounted 10.25-inch infotainment display. It would be too early to replace those as they are some of the sharpest in the industry already. By 2024, there should be an updated version of the already excellent MBUX infotainment system.

There's no word on any changes in the drivetrain, and it's likely the 70.7 kWh battery pack will remain, as will the dual-motor all-wheel drive system on both the EQB 300 4Matic and the upgraded EQB 350 4Matic. We do expect some minor efficiency improvements over the EQB 300 4Matic's EPA-estimated 243 miles of range and the EQB 350 4Matic's 227 miles.

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