The Mercedes-Benz EQC (N293) is a fully-electric compact luxury SUV, production started in 2019 by Mercedes-Benz. It is the first member of the fully electric Mercedes EQ family, a range that will expand to include 10 new models by 2022. While the EQC will run predominantly in front-wheel drive mode, the rear electric motor is called to serve when extra performance is needed by flooring the throttle.

History

The EQC is based on the Generation EQ concept that was unveiled at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The final production version was revealed in Sweden on September 4, 2018, and publicly debuted at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.

Design

The EQC is based on the GLC and shares the same wheelbase dimensions. It is a five-seater vehicle and has a trunk capacity of 500 litres (18 cu ft).

The EQC400 4MATIC is powered by 2 asynchronous electric motors, fitted on the front and rear axles, and produces 300 kW (402 hp). It has an electronically limited top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph).

The 80 kWh battery pack has a modular design and consists of 384 lithium-ion cells. It can be charged from 10 to 80 percent in 40 minutes, via a DC fast charger.

Steering wheel paddle shifters allow for the selection of varying levels of brake energy regeneration.

Equipment

Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic collision avoidance, and two 10.25-inch interior displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. All models feature the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system, which features a voice-controlled smart-assistant that can be activated by saying “Hey Mercedes”. It can display charging information and energy consumption figures. The navigation system can also suggest routes that include charging stations depending on the remaining charge of the battery, as well as simple destination entry using what3words.

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Matti Blume, Mercedes, Paris Motor Show 2018, Paris (1Y7A1362), CC BY-SA 4.0 Y.Leclercq, Mercedes-Benz EQC (04), CC BY-SA 4.0
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