This fall, Mercedes-Benz Canada unveils the 2023 EQB 250 SUV – a more affordable sibling to last year’s EQB 350 SUV. Priced at a base MSRP of $59,990, the EQB 250 not only qualifies for the federal iZEV $5,000 purchase incentive but also several provincial benefits.
Touted as a “practical luxury SUV”, the front-wheel drive EQB 250 will be accessible at Canadian dealerships soon. Under its hood is a 70.5 kWh battery boasting a 394-kilometre range. The electric powertrain delivers 188 horsepower and 284 lb/ft of torque, capping its speed at 160 km/h. A fast charge from 10% to 80% requires just 32 minutes at its peak DC charging speed of 100 kW.
The EQB 250 can comfortably seat five passengers, but an upgrade option allows for a third-row, increasing the capacity to seven. For added cargo space, the third-row seats can be integrated seamlessly into the floor.
Specifications – 2023 EQB 250 SUV
|Electric Motor Type||Front-mounted asynchronous (ASM)|
|Battery Capacity (kWh)||70.5|
|Top Speed (km/h)||160|
|Range (km)||394 (EPA)|
|AC Charging Speed (240v, 32A)||11 kW|
|AC Charging Time (10-100%)||7.75 hours|
|DC Charging Speed (480v, 300A)||100 kW|
|DC Charging Time (10-80%)||32 minutes|
|Vehicle Length (mm)||4684|
|Vehicle Width (mm)||1834|
|Vehicle Height (mm)||1667|
|Headroom – first row (configured as five-seater) (mm)||1035|
|Headroom – second row (configured as five-seater) (mm)||979|
|Knee space – second row (configured as five-seater) (mm)||87|
|Trunk capacity (load volume, configured as five-seater) (litres)||495-1710|
|Trunk capacity (load volume, configured as seven-seater) (litres)||465-1620|
|Pinnacle Trim (only available with Exclusive Trim)||Technology Package (only available with Pinnacle Trim)||Intelligent Drive Package (only available with Pinnacle Trim)||AMG Line with Night Package|
|MBUX EntertainmentKEYLESS-GOSiriusXM Satellite RadioWireless Phone Charging (Front)Advanced Sound System||Burmester Surround Sound SystemParking Package360 Camera||Traffic Sign AssistAugmented Video for NavigationMBUX Interior AssistantHead-Up Display||Traffic Sign AssistActive Distance Assist (DISTRONIC)Driver Assistance PackageActive Lane Change AssistActive Steering AssistEnhanced Stop & Go||Night Package18″ AMG 5-Spoke WheelsAMG Styling PackageSport SeatsAMG Sport Pedals in Brushed Stainless SteelSilver Steering Wheel Shift PaddlesSport Brake SystemMultifunction Sport Steering Wheel|
Additional options for the EQB 250 SUV include Panoramic Sunroof ($1,950) and third row seats ($1,105).
Driving the EQB 250 offers a unique experience with the Dynamic Select system that lets drivers switch between various modes. Standard inclusions cover an 18-inch wheelbase, twin 10.25-inch digital screens for instruments and multimedia, the signature Mercedes-Benz User Experience multimedia system, voice command, adaptable rear seating, and advanced braking tech.
For those seeking more refinement and functionality, Mercedes provides five enhancement packages, including an optional panoramic sunroof. The EQB 250’s exterior design features LED bands at both ends, seamlessly blending into a black-panel grille. A touch of blue within the headlights emphasizes the distinct Mercedes-Benz electric look.