Mercedes' first electric SUV has already been given the tuning treatment.
Brabus is renowned for taking Mercedes models to new extremes. Over the years, the tuner has modified everything from the Mercedes G-Class to the Mercedes-AMG E63. And keeping its reputation up with the times, Brabus is now turning its attention to the German automaker's first-ever electric model, the Mercedes-Benz EQC.
In stock form, the Mercedes EQC is powered by two electric motors producing a combined 402 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque, but thanks to the tuner's E-PowerXtra performance upgrade the output increases to 422 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the modified electric SUV delivers even sportier performance, as the 0-62 mph sprint time reduces from 5.1 seconds to 4.9 seconds. Top speed is still limited to 112 mph, however, and the extra power is only available in Sport mode.
When the "E" drive mode is activated in the Mercedes EQC, the Brabus PowerXtra Electric upgrade offers one pedal driving, which is often requested by EV owners. When the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal, the SUV decelerates more aggressively, resulting in less frequent use of the brakes in traffic while also increasing the kinetic energy recovery rate from rolling.
Brabus is also working on an aerodynamic body kit for the Mercedes EQC that will give the SUV a more striking appearance. Currently, a rear spoiler is the only component available, but the electric SUV can be upgraded with Monoblock Z alloy wheels measuring 20 or 21 inches.
The 20-inch set features eight-inch wide alloys on the front axle wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires sized 255/45 R 20. The rear axle, on the other hand, features 9.5-inch wheels 285/40 R 20-sized tires.
Alternatively, Brabus also offers special 21-inch Monoblock Z "Platinum Edition" wheels with hi-tech forging. The front axle runs on size 9Jx21 wheels with ContiSportContact tires sized 255/40 R 21, while the rear axle has 10.5Jx21 forged rims with size 285/35 R 21 tires.
Inside, the interior can be extensively customized with aluminum pedals and door-lock pins, as well as scuff plates with a backlit Brabus logo in changing colors, a redesigned cockpit, and a choice of leather materials.