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Mercedes-Benz India Launches New GLB And EQB 7-Seater SUVs

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Mercedes-Benz India has launched two new 7-seater SUVs – the GLB and the all-electric EQB, priced at Rs 63.8 lakh and Rs 74.50 lakh respectively (ex-showroom). 

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While the GLB will be offered in three trims - 200, 220d, and 220d 4Matic, the EQB will be available in the single 300 4Matic variants.

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With an upright stance, the GLB is the one which looks like a proper SUV with its muscular yet clean lines, with big air dams underneath the LED headlights.  

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The EQB, on the other hand, goes for a closed front grille and an overall understated design.

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Inside the cabin, the equipment list is mostly shared with two big 10.25-inch touchscreen systems taking the centre stage here.   

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Other creature comforts include a 10-speaker sound system, dual-zone climate control, ambient lighting, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof and ADAS functionality.   

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The GLB offers the choice of a 1.3-litre petrol engine (165PS) or a 2-litre diesel motor (190PS). Meanwhile, the EQB is powered by a pair of electric motors, which use a 66.5kWh battery pack and delivers a range of up to 423km (WLPTP).

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Mercedes claims a 10-100 per cent charge time of 6hrs 25mins with a traditional 11kW AC charger.   

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But in case you do find a 100kW DC fast charger, 10 to 80 per cent can be done in just 32 minutes. However, the estimated time on the more common 50kW DC charger in India is around 1.5 hours (10-80 per cent). 

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Both cars fall under Mercedes’ eight-year warranty. The GLB goes up against the Audi Q5, and BMW X3, while the EQB has no competition in its sight. 

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