Mercedes-Benz EQC (2019–)

Model History

September 2018

Mercedes-Benz EQC revealed

The EQC is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be launched under the EQ brand. As the first Mercedes-Benz model to be launched under the new product and technology brand EQ, the EQC features an all-new drive system development with compact electric drivetrains at each axle. These give the EQC the driving characteristics of an all-wheel drive.

To reduce power consumption and increase dynamism, the electric drivetrains are configured differently: the front electric motor is optimised for best possible efficiency in the low to medium load range, while the rear one determines dynamism. Together, they generate an output of 300 kW and a maximum torque of 765Nm.

In the EQC the powerpacks are isolated by rubber mounts at two points: where the powerpack connects to its subframe and where the subframe connects to the body. This effective isolation is supplemented with insulation measures. As a result, the interior of the EQC is extremely quiet.

The lithium-ion battery, which has an energy content of 80 kWh (NEDC) supplies the vehicle with power. The power consumption and range of electric vehicles depend very much on the driving style.

CO 2 emissions

0 g/km

Power consumption (NEDC)

22.2* kWh/100 km

Range (NEDC)

more than 450* km (280 miles)

Drive system

2 asynchronous motors, all-wheel drive

Output

300 kW (408hp)

Peak torque

765 Nm

Top speed

180 km/h (governed)

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

5.1 s

Battery

Lithium-ion

Battery energy content (NEDC)

80 kWh

Battery weight

650 kg

Length/width (with mirrors)/height

4,761/1,884 (2,096)/1,624 mm

Track width (F/R)

1,625/1,615 mm

Wheelbase

2,873 mm

Boot capacity (depending on equipment)

ca. 500 l

Kerb weight/perm. GVW/pay load (DIN)

2,425*/2,930/505 kg

Trailing load max. (12 %)

1,800 kg

*provisional data

As standard the EQC is equipped with a water-cooled onboard charger (OBC) with a capacity of 7.4 kW, making it suitable for AC charging at home or at public charging stations.

Charging at a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is up to three times faster than at a domestic power socket. It is faster still with DC charging – which is standard for the EQC. Depending on the SoC (status of charge), the EQC can be charged with a maximum output of up to 110 kW at an appropriate charging station. In around 40 minutes, the battery can be charged from 10 - 80 percent SoC (provisional data).

The EQC features the innovative multimedia system MBUX - Mercedes-Benz User Experience - which has numerous EQ-specific functions such as the display of range, charge status and energy flow. EQ-optimised navigation, driving modes, charging current and departure time can also be controlled and set via MBUX.

The MBUX display has a special EQ tile where numerous EQ features are grouped. Alternatively the user can access the EQ menu of the MBUX system directly using a key in the lower left control panel. Thanks to natural language recognition, the EQ specific voice control helps the driver to operate the EQC. Series production of the EQC will start in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

May 2019

Mercedes-Benz EQC prices and specifications announced

The new Mercedes-Benz EQC 4MATIC is now available to order, with prices starting at £65,640 OTR for the EQC 400 4MATIC Sport.

The EQC is the first fully-electric vehicle from Mercedes-Benz’s new EQ brand. It is powered by an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery which has a range of 259 miles (WLTP) and an output of 408 hp and 765 Nm of torque. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 111 mph.

The EQC features the pioneering MBUX multimedia system which has numerous EQ-specific functions such as range display, charge status and energy flow. MBUX also includes the innovative ‘Hey Mercedes’ virtual assistant with voice activation. EQ-optimised navigation can also be set via MBUX, which bases its calculation on the fastest route taking into account the shortest charging time. It also informs the driver of nearby charging points.

EQC Sport models come as standard with Active Parking Assist with a reversing camera; Blind Spot Assist; Mirror package; Keyless-Go Comfort package; Multibeam LED Headlights; Seat Comfort package with electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support for front seats; heated front seats; 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels; 10.25-inch touchscreen media display and instrument cluster; and ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours.

AMG Line trims add AMG black panel radiator grille in a twin-blade design; AMG sport seats in leather upholstery; carbon fibre trim; running boards; 20-inch multi-spoke AMG alloy wheels; and AMG front apron in a jet-wing design, air inlets with trim parts in chrome and inserts in high-gloss black.

AMG Line Premium models feature all of the above equipment and add an electric sliding roof; Burmester surround sound system; ENERGIZING package; MBUX Augmented Navigation; smartphone integration; and wireless charging (for compatible smartphones).

EQC AMG Line Premium Plus trims add MBUX Interior Assistant; head-up display; Parking package with 360o camera; and memory seats.

The Edition 1 features all of the Sport equipment and adds an electric sliding roof; MBUX Augmented Navigation; ENERGIZING package; Burmester surround sound system; black or polar white paint; leather upholstery; 20-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels; smartphone integration; and wireless charging.

The limited edition EQC Edition 1886 comes as standard with the Sport equipment line and adds MBUX Interior Assistant; Driving Assistance package; Parking package with 360o camera; electric sliding roof; Memory seats; Burmester surround sound system; ENERGIZING Comfort; wireless charging; head-up display; 20-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels; smartphone integration; and MBUX Augmented Navigation.

The Driving Assistance Package Plus is available for £1,695 (only in conjunction with AMG Line, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium Plus models) and includes Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC; Active Steering Assist; Active Lane Changing Assist; Active Braking Assist; Pedestrian warning function near pedestrian crossings; Evasive Steering Assist; and Congestion Emergency Braking Function.

Road Fund Licence (£)

OTR (£)

P11D Value (£)

EQC Sport

0

65,640.00

65,585.00

EQC AMG Line

0

67,635.00

67,580.00

EQC AMG Line Premium

0

72,280.00

72,225.00

EQC AMG Line Premium Plus

0

74,530.00

74,475.00

EQC Edition 1

0

74,440.00

74,385.00

EQC Edition 1886

0

79,260.00

79,205.00

What does a Mercedes-Benz EQC (2019) cost?

Contract hire from £817.15 per month