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2018-09-05 07:19
Mercedes-Benz EQC: Here's all you need to know

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It was at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that Mercedes-Benz first presented its new electric concept and in September 2018 the brand has finally revealed its new model headed for production - the EQC. 

The new crossover SUV is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be launched under the new EQ brand. Its two electric motors at the front and rear axles have a combined output of 300kW. A sophisticated operating strategy enables an electric range of more than 450km.

GALLERY: 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC

A striking feature at the front is the large black-panel surface enclosing the headlights and grille. The black panel is bordered at the top by an optical fibre.

Power

As the first Mercedes-Benz model to be launched under the new product and technology brand EQ, the the SUV features an all-new drive system development with compact electric drivetrains at each axle. Together, they generate an output of 300kW/765Nm.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC

In the EQC the power packs are isolated by rubber mounts at two points. Mercedes-Benz said: "This effective isolation is supplemented with insulation measures. As a result, the interior of the EQC is extremely quiet."

An 80kWh lithium-ion battery supplies the vehicle with power. The power consumption and range of electric vehicles depend very much on the driving style. The EQC supports its driver with five driving programs, each with different characteristics: Comfort, Eco, Max range, Sport and an individually adaptable program. 

2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Battery recuperation can be adjusted as the customer requires, using gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel. In “D Auto” mode, the EQC can also adapt recuperation according to the situation with the aid of ECO Assist.

2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC


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