Mercedes EQB Launches In Germany At Higher Prices Than Electric Audi, Volvo And Ford Rivals, But Lower Than Tesla

Mercedes-Benz has opened order books for the all-electric EQB in Germany, confirming at the same time that prices kick off at €55,311 ($62,000 at current exchange rates) for the base, all-wheel drive EQB 300 4Matic.

As reported by Autonews Europe, that’s more than some of its current rivals in Germany, including the Audi Q4 e-tron that starts from €41,900 ($47,500) in 35 e-tron FWD form rising to €50,900 ($57,600) for the all-wheel drive 45 e-tron quattro, as well as the Volvo XC40 Recharge that’s priced from €45,650 ($51,700) for the FWD version and €52,150 ($59,000) for the twin-motor all-wheel drive variant.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is also cheaper starting from €47,500 ($53,800) for the RWD model rising to €54,750 ($62,000) for the AWD version. However, the base EQB costs slightly less though than the €56,990 ($64,500) AWD Tesla Model Y Long Range.

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The EQB 300 4Matic is located at the bottom of the EQB range. The EQB 300 4Matic is a combination of two electric motors with an all-wheel drive. It produces 225 horsepower and 288 lb.ft (390 Nm), of torque. The EQB350 4Matic is for those who want a bit more power. The EQB 350 4Matic also has an all-wheel drive and a pair electric motors, but it has been tuned for 288 horsepower and 384 lbft (352 Nm). Pricing for the EQB 350 4Matic starts at €57,988 ($65,000).

Mercedes-Benz claims that the EQB 300 4Matic is capable of hitting 62 mph (100 km/h), in 8.0 seconds, while the EQB 350 4Matic can reach the same speed in 6.2 seconds. They both top out at 160 km/h, 99 mph and are powered by a 66.5 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Both variants are offered at launch with an Edition 1 package, priced at €8,520 ($9,554). The Night Package includes AMG body styling and 20-inch AMG light alloy wheels in matte copper. It also features Neva Grey leather upholstery and several blue accents. An affordable Electric Art trim (€940) is also available, adding rose gold accents to the interior and 18-inch two-tone light-alloy wheels.

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Key options packages for the Mercedes-Benz EQB in Germany consist of the €2,570 ($2,882) Advanced Package, €3,677 ($4,123) Advanced Plus Package, and €1,439 ($1,613) Driving Assistance Package. The EQB can also be ordered as a seven-seater for an extra €1,416 ($1,587) and is eligible for a €7,500 ($8,410) tax break provided by the German government.

U.S. pricing hasn’t been announced but the EQB should cost about the same as a Tesla Model Y on this side of the pond.

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Author: Brandon Park