2024 Mercedes-Benz EQA and EQB facelifted: More range, more logos

Mercedes’s entry-level electric SUV siblings have been given a freshen-up with minor improvements

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Mercedes-Benz has updated its most attainable electric vehicles, the EQA and EQB, with tweaked designs, longer range and improved technology.


  • Tweaked design, more Mercedes star motifs
  • Aero improvements bring slightly more range
  • Australian launch expected in Q2 2024

Both premium small electric SUVs gain the brand's signature three-pointed star pattern – in line with its newer EV offerings – across the closed front grille (in either black as standard or chrome on Electric Art and AMG Line variants), interior door trims, and on the dashboard.

The latter is backlit and corresponds with the colour-selectable ambient lighting.

There are also tweaked bumpers, touch-sensitive steering wheel and rim designs, plus new LED tail-lights with rounded bubble-like shapes on the EQA and sharper split segments on the EQB – reminiscent of the latest E-Class sedan and AMG GT coupe.

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Range boost, same battery

Mercedes claims aerodynamic optimisations on the new EQA and EQB have extended driving range by up to nearly 40 kilometres, depending on the variant.

It’s possible due to more roll-resistant tyres, an added edge on the rear wheel arches, and an integrated spoiler.

2024 vs 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQA and EQB range specs
Claimed combined WLTP rangeDifference (vs pre-update)
EQA 250456km+30km
EQA 350411km+11km
EQB 250N/A*N/A*
EQB 350396km+36km

*Mercedes-Benz hasn’t disclosed the range figures for the EQB 250 variant yet.

However, the drivetrain and battery sizes remain the same. In Australia, the current EQA and EQB are sold in two variants.

The 250 brings a single front electric motor producing 140kW of power and 385Nm of torque, with a 66.5kWh usable lithium-ion battery pack able to be recharged at up to 11kW AC and 100kW DC speeds.

Meanwhile, the 350 4Matic features dual motors making 215kW/520Nm with the same-sized battery and peak charging capabilities.

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Towing capability

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz EQB electric SUV can now be optioned with a trailer hitch for the first time.

The maximum braked towing capacity is rated at up to 1400kg for front-wheel drive variants or 1700kg for 4Matic all-wheel drive models.

However, it’s only available on standard five-seat configurations; the EQB seven-seater and smaller EQA are left out.

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New tech

The facelifted 2024 EQA and EQB electric SUVs feature the German automaker’s latest MBUX touchscreen operating system, but retain the same dual 10.25-inch display units.

The new software brings the ‘Zero Layer’ user interface that simplifies the menu structures and surfaces important applications and information on the home screen.

Additionally, the new optional Burmester speaker system enables Dolby Atmos surround sound when playing compatible tracks, plus new relaxing ‘Sound Experiences’.

On the active safety assistance front, the lane-keep assist is said to be less intrusive when tugging the wheel, while there are also new mono and reversing cameras.

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When will the 2024 EQA and EQB launch in Australia?

Mercedes-Benz Australia told Wheels the facelifted 2024 EQA and EQB electric SUVs are due to arrive in the second quarter of 2024 (April to June inclusive).

Local pricing and specifications will be detailed closer to launch.

The updated entry-level Mercedes EVs face growing competition, including the top-selling Tesla Model Y, cut-price Volvo EX30, upmarket Renault Megane E-Tech, and South Korea's Genesis GV60.

The current 2023 EQA and EQB costs from $82,300 and $87,734 before on-road costs respectively.

Henry Man


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