Bookings for the all-new GLB and EQB have commenced for a token amount of ₹1.5 lakh.
Mercedes-Benz India is all set to unveil its maiden seven-seater luxury EV, the EQB, and the GLB on December 2, 2022. The company has also started accepting bookings for both SUVs at an amount of ₹1.50 lakh through the Mercedes-Benz India website and dealerships.
Following the AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ and the EQS 580 4MATIC, this launch will be the German carmaker's third electric vehicle (EV) in 2022. The firm is also revelling in the fact that it is about to launch its luxury EV alongside its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterpart for the first time. The GLB is based on the MFA 2 platform and measures 4,634mm in length, 1,834mm in width, and 1,658mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,829mm. Its EV counterpart, the EQB, is 4,748mm long and 1,667mm tall, with the same width and wheelbase as those of the ICE version.
The sporty AMG GLB 35 4Matic version of the GLB is one of many trim levels that are offered overseas. The GLB 200 petrol will have a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine, with 161bhp, and a seven-speed automatic transmission, while the GLB 220d will have a 2.0-litre engine, with 187bhp and an eight-speed automatic transmission. While the versions' outputs differ, some of them will also have an all-wheel-drive system.
On the other hand, the EQB comes with either front- or all-wheel drive and is powered by a 66.5kWh battery pack. Both the EQB and GLB have similar underpinnings. It is available with either a 300 4Matic with 225bhp or a 350 4Matic with 288bhp dual-motor configuration. The all-wheel-drive EQB 300 and EQB 350 and the front-wheel-drive EQB 250 provide WLTP-certified ranges of up to 419km. The EQB offers fast charging at 11kW AC and 100kW DC. The former can charge the battery from 0 to 100% in six hours and thirty minutes, whereas the latter needs only 32 minutes to charge the battery from 10 to 80%.
Both the GLB and the EQB come equipped with a variety of features, including LED headlights and taillights, a 10.25-inch centre information hub, a 360-degree camera system, a 10.25-inch driver display, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, and multi-zone climate control. In some western markets, both versions are offered with an option between five- and seven-seat configurations.
However, it is still unknown which of the aforementioned trim levels of the two SUVs will come to India.