It seems that Mercedes-Benz EQ battery powered range of vehicles is charging up (sorry) with electrifying pace (we’ll stop now). Just days after unveiling the ultra-luxurious EQS (read our original story here) the company pulled the wraps off the Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV.

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Eastern debut

It is no secret that the Chinese new car market is of vital importance to all carmakers. So it is no surprise that the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV made its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show that opened this past weekend. The EQB is the latest battery powered SUV from the German automaker after the EQA250 SUV and the larger EQC400

Mercedes-Benz is rolling out an all-electric version of each model it produces. That makes the EQB the battery powered version of the GLB, which is already available in regular and AMG guises. Like those internal combustion engine (ICE) versions the EQB offers the optional practicality of seven seats for those with larger families.

Powertrain options

Mercedes press material did not go into specifics regarding powertrain options but the following was revealed: The EQB range will include several models with front-wheel and all-wheel drive, various power ratings – some of which will exceed 200 kW – plus batteries with usable capacities starting from 66,5 kWh. A particularly long-range version is also planned. Mercedes also divulged that a model badged EQB350 4Matic (probably with one motor per axle) would offer 478 km of range on the NEDC cycle

Bespoke appearance

Much like its electric siblings the Mercedes-Benz EQB SUV has several design cues to set it apart from ICE versions. These traits include aero-tuned alloys (whic), a black panel grille with central star and a continuous light strip at front and rear.