OK: what'll you pay for this seven seat, family-sized all-electric battery-powered Mercedes-Benz? Because this car bears the Three Pointed Star, you won't be expecting it to be inexpensive: it isn't. From launch, the brand was only offering the two 4MATIC AWD versions of this car, which at the time of this test in Summer 2022 started with the EQB 300 at just over £53,500 and culminated with the EQB 350 variant we tried, priced from just over £55,000.
There's a choice of two mainstream trim levels, 'AMG Line' or, for an extra £3,000, the 'AMG Line Premium' spec level we sampled. If Mercedes decides to import the front-driven single motor 190hp EQB 250 model you can choose on the Continent, the entry price for this model line will be lower but realistically, you're still going to need a budget of around £50,000. Something else the brand offers on the Continent is a five-seat-only EQB, but for the UK market, you have to have three seating rows in this car.
So, premium pricing - but then you probably expected that. At least you get plenty of kit for that, including the ritziest version of the brand's Widescreen MBUX infotainment set-up, with twin 10.25-inch displays for the central screen and the instrument cluster, both of which feature EQ branding and special graphics. Top models get niceties like an electrically-operated panoramic glass sunroof, a Keyless-Go Comfort package, an augmented reality navigation system, an advanced sound system and wireless charging for compatible smartphones.