What is Mercedes-EQ Boost?

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If you’re looking for a new Mercedes-Benz in the Atlanta area, you might have come across the term “Mercedes-EQ Boost.” What exactly does this mean? In short, it’s a mild-hybrid system consisting of an electric motor and a few other components that can be fitted to an internal combustion system to maximize the performance and fuel efficiency of a Mercedes-Benz. You can find the Mercedes-EQ Boost technology on a few AMG®-enhanced Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as well as some Formula 1 race cars! The team at RBM of Alpharetta has more information on how the Mercedes-EQ Boost technology works and the models in which it can be found.

Mercedes-EQ Boost Technology, Explained

As we discussed above, Mercedes-EQ Boost is a “mild hybrid system.” Mild hybrid systems essentially add a bit of extra electric power to an internal combustion engine, less than a full hybrid or plug-in hybrid but enough to supersize your fuel efficiency and engine performance. 

Mercedes-EQ Boost vehicles contain an internal combustion engine and a small but powerful electric motor, along with an alternator and a starter. The electric system both boosts the engine’s performance and makes it more efficient, particularly when you switch into Eco mode (more on that below). It’s lighter, more compact, and less expensive than a traditional hybrid powertrain, while still earning all the benefits of a hybrid ride. 

How do you use the EQ Boost on a Mercedes-Benz? That’s the best part–it’s built-in, so you don’t have to do anything differently! If your car is EQ Boost-enabled, you’ll see an icon on your dashboard. 

The Benefits of Mercedes-EQ Boost Technology

  • Smoother ride: One of the most noticeable benefits of driving a hybrid in Cumming and beyond is the smooth, quiet ride inside the cabin. The electrical system provides extra torque and improved handling.
  • Increased fuel efficiency: Another significant advantage of the hybrid system is that it cuts down on gasoline since it utilizes electric power simultaneously, leading to long-term fuel savings.
  • Battery recharging: The Mercedes-EQ Boost battery is smaller than a full hybrid or plug-in hybrid, so it can recharge itself on the go without you having to do anything!
  • More powerful acceleration: One of the times that the EQ Boost technology kicks in is when you hit the gas pedal, making for a smooth and powerful acceleration experience.
  • Eco Mode: When you’re in Eco Mode, EQ Boost shuts off the engine whenever possible so you can cruise the streets solely on electric power!

Find Your Next Mercedes-Benz at RBM of Alpharetta!

If you’re interested in learning more about Mercedes-EQ Boost, you can contact our office! You can also stop by our dealership to set up a test drive of an available EQ Boost model around Johns Creek, and we’ll set up everything for you. If you want to maximize your gas mileage in a Mercedes-Benz, either through a hybrid or a traditional vehicle, check out our blog posts on improving your fuel efficiency and the most fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz models!

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