Mercedes Benz EQC: Electric SUV from Mercedes is here

Mercedes Benz EQC the first all-electric SUV from Mercedes

The Mercedes is one of the oldest manufacturers of luxury cars. From the beginning, the company strives to make excellent cars with uncompromised craftsmanship. Since the electric cars are advancing, every manufacturer is concentrating on electric vehicles. The Mercedes Benz is also not lagging behind. Mercedes recently unveiled the first all-electric SUV, the Mercedes Benz EQC.

Mercedes Benz EQC Front View
Mercedes Benz EQC Front View

The compact all-electric SUV is the first member of the Mercedes EQ family. Basically, EQC is based on Mercedes Benz EQ concept. The striking new looks and all-electric nature of the SUV creates a new milestone in the electric car industry.

The design of Mercedes Benz EQC

The EQC features the hallmark design, especially the Headlamps and an air inlet at the front showcase the progressive luxury. We can say that it is a clash of digital and analog design elements. The interiors are inspired by the world of consumer electronics.

The black panel at the front encloses the multibeam headlamps and grille. The headlamps are highlighted by high-gloss black. They indicate their striking connect to Mercedes EQ family. The optic fiber border at the top of the black panel creates a visual link between the torch-like DRL’s.

Mercedes Benz EQC lighting
Mercedes Benz EQC lighting

So in the night, it creates a continuous, horizontal light band. In addition, the illuminated Mercedes logo adds to the beauty. This additional illumination of the logo in combination with Distronic technology acts as a position lamp for a stationary vehicle.

The exteriors, specifically the side windows, roof lines and rear of the vehicle resembles the coupe-like design. And hence, it’s a crossover SUV. We can say that visually it fits between an SUV and a coupe.

The specifications and efficiency of MB EQC

The EQC features an all-wheel-drive system. It has two asynchronous electric motors, each on the front and rear axle. In order to increase dynamism and reduce the power consumption, the front and rear wheels have a different configuration. The front motor gives the best possible efficiency while rear gives dynamism. Both motors generate 300kW of power and 765 Nm of torque.

Furthermore, the lithium-ion batteries have 80kWh of power. The Mercedes Benz EQC also features a driver support system. In the case of electric vehicles, the battery consumption is highly related to driving style. So, EQC supports five driving programs each having different characteristics. The ECO assist system gives driver support when driving predictively. It tells the driver when to come off from the accelerator paddle.

Charging your EQC is fast and flexible

The Mercedes Benz EQC is equipped with standard water-cooled charging system having a capacity of 7.4 kW. So, you can charge the EQC at home or at public charging places. The use of a Mercedes-Benz wall box makes the charging three times faster. It can even charge on a charging station having the maximum output of 110 kW. In 40 minutes, the batteries can charge from 10 to 80 percent. The driving range of the EQC is greater than 450 kilometers.

The MBUX multimedia system

The Mercedes Benz EQC also features EQC specific MBUX multimedia system. It shows numerous key data such as the energy flow, charge status, and range. The optimized driving modes, navigation, charging current and departure time can be controlled thru’ MBUX. The driver can also use EQC specific voice navigation.

In conclusion, Mercedes Benz EQC will be the next benchmark in electric SUV segment. The EQC will mark the entry of Mercedes in the electric vehicle segment.

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