Last month, Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC was revealed. It will be the first model under Mercedes-Benz new EQ’s sub-brand. Now, we have the first look at this electric SUV from a small village in Stuttgart. We want to extend our gratitude to DrGumoLunatic for sharing this exclusive video with us. One look at the profile of Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC looks quite similar to the GLC on which it is based. EQC from Mercedes is answer to the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi E-tron crossover. However, to distinguish it, unique front and rear ends helps us all to distinguish battery-electric vehicle. One of the most notable features in the EQC 400 4MATIC SUV is a chrome grille with LED accent lighting. It spans from the top and connects with light piping in the Multibeam LED headlights. All EQC versions would receive illuminated three-pointed star badge as standard and also EQ badging in different font. Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC will be rivaling the likes of Tesla Model X, Porsche Taycan and Audi ix3.
Power in the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC comes from two asynchronous electric motors. It is placed at each axle that gives us a combined output of 402 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque. Each compact motor installed consist of a fixed-ratio transmission and differential, but they are not identical. Mercedes reported that front is programed for the purpose of prioritising efficiency whereas the rear for sportier characteristics. With the help of all-wheel drive, it can accelerate to 60mph in 4.9 seconds and has the top speed of 112mph (electronically limited). Both these figures don’t topple Jaguar I-Pace, but this electric SUV is longer and reportedly heavier. Both the motors are backed by 80-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that is housed in the floor.
Based on press release by Mercedes, Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC will have driving range of 279 miles for European version. EQC is equipped with 7.4-kW onboard charger that allows it to plug at different charging points. Figure of estimated charging time using the slowest AC chargers has not be released. Nonetheless, Stuttgart based company said that charging time will depend on the country-specific equipment and on available infrastructure. However, with the help of standard DC fast charging, it can be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 40 minutes. One of the strongest features in the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC is its navigation system. It comprises of MBUX touchscreen infotainment system. The system is dependent on two 10.3-inch screens which are meant for instrument cluster and central media display. Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC will arrive in US by the year 2020.
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