The all-electric Mercedes EQC SUV will arrive in US dealers in early 2020.
A new era for Mercedes has begun. Last year, the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC made its public debut at the Paris Auto Show and is the first of many new electric models that will form part of the new Mercedes EQ family. Trying to steal some spotlight from the Ford Mustang Mach-E's LA Auto Show debut, Mercedes has confirmed the all-electric EQC will arrive in US dealers in early 2020 with a starting price of $67,900, plus a $995 destination and delivery charge.
Powering the Mercedes EQC 400 4MATIC, to give the SUV its full name, are two electric motors with one driving the front wheels and the other driving the rear wheels. This setup produces a combined 402 hp and 564 lb-ft of torque, enabling the electric SUV to sprint to 62 mph 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 112 mph. Under the floor is an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery that provides an estimated driving range of 200 miles on a single charge. Using DC fast charging, the EQC can be recharged from 10-80 percent in just 40 minutes.
As standard, the Mercedes EQC comes equipped with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system that displays EQ-specific functions such as range, charge status, and energy flow.
Three trim levels will be available at launch: Progressive, Premium and Advanced. Progressive and Premium tiers offer two paint and upholstery options, while three selections will be available for the Advanced tier. Standard features include dual 10.25-inch digital displays with touchscreen, Mercedes Me Charge with 3 years service included, 64-color ambient lighting with "EQC" illuminated door sills, active brake assist with autonomous emergency braking, Car-to-X Communication and LED lights with adaptive high-beam assist.
The Premium tier adds the AMG Line Exterior Package, Parking Assistance Package with 360-degree surround view, wireless charging, natural grain wood Trim and Aero Package, while the range-topping Advanced trim adds leather upholstery, heated outboard rear seats, ventilated front seats and the Driver Assistance Package, which includes new driver assists such as an active distance assist that can reduce speed when approaching traffic. Production of the Mercedes EQC has already begun at the automaker's plant in Bremen, Germany.