- Fresh design: black panel surface now with star pattern; new steering wheel; new trim parts
- Upgraded technology: Plug & Charge; new MBUX generation; updated driving assistance systems
- High-tech special features: Sound Experiences; Dolby Atmos®
With their striking SUV bodies, powerful electric drive and predictive navigation with Electric Intelligence, the two all-electric members of the Mercedes-Benz compact car family have gained many fans. Now the EQA and EQB are becoming even more attractive to newcomers and those switching to electric vehicles – thanks to fresh looks, numerous efficiency updates and new, useful features. MBUX with improved voice control and driving assistance systems are updated; with Plug & Charge charging technology and optional Sound Experiences, innovations from the larger model siblings are making their way into the compact class. For the first time, a trailer hitch is available as an optional extra for the EQB with five seats.
Updated exterior and interior design
With a newly designed black panel surface with its star pattern at the front, the EQA and EQB visually catch up with their larger model siblings. A light band connects the daytime running lights of the headlights while a new bumper emphasises the broad effect of the vehicle front. The designers have also changed the insides of the taillights. The innovations in the interior include the current-generation steering wheel with touch control panels as well as the trim in brown lime open-pore wood, Mercedes-Benz pattern and backlit Mercedes‑Benz pattern.
Longer range through technical optimisation
With extensive detail, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz have been able to increase the ranges of the EQA to up to 560 kilometres according to WLTP. The measures include aerodynamic optimisation and highly rolling-resistance-optimised tyres. The new range-maximisation function is helpful in everyday use: energy consumers such as the display or air conditioning can be switched off or their functionality limited in favour of more range.
Trailer hitch1 as special equipment for the EQB
For the EQB with five seats, a trailer hitch including ESP® trailer stabilisation is available as an option for the first time. The maximum braked towing capacity is 1,400 or 1,700 kg (disclosures for front-wheel drive/4MATIC version).
Easier and more convenient charging with Plug & Charge
With the Mercedes me Charge Plug & Charge function, the latest EQA and EQB models can be charged even more conveniently at Plug & Charge-enabled public charging points: when the charging cable is plugged in, the charging process starts automatically; customers do not need to additionally authenticate themselves. The vehicle and charging station communicate directly via the charging cable.
Up to four Sound Experiences
Different sound worlds that allow individual acoustic setups are familiar from the larger all-electric models from Mercedes-Benz. Now these Sound Experiences are also available for the EQA and EQB in conjunction with the optional Burmester® surround sound system. In addition to “Silver Waves” and “Vivid Flux,” two further sound worlds can be unlocked online as part of the Individualisation Package (optional equipment).
Central display as standard
EQA and EQB feature an updated generation of MBUX. The appearance of the displays can be customised with three display styles (subtle/sporty/classic) and three modes (navigation/assistance/service). As part of the slightly changed offer logic, the central display is now part of the standard equipment. The presentation of the charging features within MBUX has also been improved.