Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC, (BR N293) / designo Diamantweiß bright / Exterior: AMG Line  / Interior: AMG Line / Der neue Mercedes-Benz EQC - der erste Mercedes-Benz der Produkt- und Technologiemarke EQ. Mit seinem nahtlosen klaren Design ist der EQC ein Vorreiter einer avantgardistischen Elektro-Ästhetik mit wegweisenden Designdetails und markentypischen Farbakzenten außen wie innen. / Der neue Mercedes-Benz ECQ (Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 22,2 kWh/100 km; CO2 Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km, Angaben vorläufig) // Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC, (BR N293) / designo diamond white bright / Exterior: AMG Line  / Interior: AMG Line / The new Mercedes-Benz EQC - the first Mercedes-Benz under the product and technology brand EQ. With its seamless, clear design, the EQC is a pioneer for an avant-garde electric look with trailblazing design details and colour highlights typical of the brand both inside and out. / The new Mercedes-Benz EQC (combined power consumption: 22.2 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, provisional figures)

While Mercedes-Benz is getting into electric car game quite late compared to its chief rival, the German company is not planning to play around. The new EQC 400 4Matic SUV, the brand’s first-ever full-electric SUV, goes on sale in 2019. Even Mzansi will receive some units of the car. Here are some preliminary details.

Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC, (BR N293) / designo Diamantweiß bright / Exterior: AMG Line / Interior: AMG Line.

At 4.76 metres long, 2m wide, 1.6m tall and with a wheelbase of 2.9m, the vehicle is within the mid-sized SUV segment. Possibly the two potentially controversial areas of design will be both ends. Looking at the front grille, we see quite a deep smile, while the rear end features a Porsche-like lights bar and what looks like lower electric drive components below the bumper.

EQC is an electric car as previously stated, meaning it does not have an engine of any sort, be it petrol or diesel. What it does carry is a dual electric motor and lithium-ion batteries made up of 384 cells. Total system output is 300kW and 765Nm of torque. According to its maker, the EQC will return 4.9 seconds when it comes to the 0 – 100km/h sprint.

Still on the performance side of things, the car will of course be all-wheel-drive, which is a typical characteristic of full-electric cars. Top speed is said to be 180km/h, while the range is claimed at up to 320km. These are preliminary figures, however, they are quite disappointing. It needs to add at least another 100km to that range in order to be competitive and lure customers away from petrol and diesel.

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