Mercedes-Benz GLB Vs EQB: What's different?

Kenneth John Updated: December 02, 2022, 03:27 PM IST

With Mercedes-Benz India finally launching the Mercedes-Benz GLB and Mercedes-Benz EQB, customers will be torn between which of the 2 cars. While they are pretty similar to each other there are a number of things that separate the GLB and EQB from each other. Let's take a look at what separates the GLB from the EQB.

To begin with, the GLB measures 4,634mm in length, 1,834mm in width, and 1,658mm in height (1,662mm in height for a seven-seat version). It has a wheelbase of 2,829mm. While both cars share the same wheelbase the EQB measures 4684mm in length, 1834mm in width and 1691mm in height.

The biggest difference is in the powertrains of the cars. The GLB 200 is powered by a 1.3-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine making 165PS and 250Nm of torque. It can go from zero to 100kmph in 9.1 seconds and provides a top speed of 207kmph. On the other hand, the GLB 220d and 220d 4Matic come powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four diesel motor that produces 190PS and 400Nm of torque.

The India-spec EQB will get a 66.5kWh battery pack coupled to two electric motors that generate 228PS and 390Nm of torque. The WLTP-tested travel range is rated at 423km. It can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in a claimed 32 minutes with a 100kW DC fast charger. Whereas, an 11kW AC Type-2 wall box charger takes six hours and 30 minutes for 10-100 per cent.

The GLB's single-slat front grille, square-shaped LED headlights with integrated DRLs, and split LED taillights give it a distinctive appearance. The interior has a panoramic sunroof, a huge touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, a digital instrument cluster, seven airbags, and powered front seats with ventilation.

The Mercedes-Benz EQB receives the classic EQ stylistic cues. A horizontal LED strip connects the LED headlamps. The car has a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, and split LED taillights complete the back end. Powered front seats with memory, ambient lighting, a big touchscreen infotainment system, an electric tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charger, and USB Type-C ports are all included in the interior.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB range kicks off with the GLB 200 at Rs 63.80 lakh, followed by the GLB 220D at Rs 66.80 lakh and the all-wheel drive 220D 4Matic at Rs 69.80 lakhs. The Mercedes EQB 300 4Matic is priced at Rs 74.50 lakh.

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