The Mercedes-Benz company officially presented its first fully electric crossover EQC 400 4Matic. The car accelerates to 100 kilometres in less than five seconds and is able to go more than 320 kilometres on a single charge. Manufacturing Mercedes 400 4Matic EQC is scheduled for 2020.
EQC is equipped with two asynchronous motors on the front and rear axles. The total power of the engines is 408 horsepower. They allow the car to reach a maximum speed of 179 kilometers per hour.
The motors are powered by lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 80 kWh, which was developed by the company Mercedes. The battery supports fast charging. In 40 minutes it replenishes its charge to 80%.
Visually, the new Mercedes electric vehicle is different from other manufacturers. Mercedes designers have used in the EQC new ideology of design, “inspired by the electrifying”. The company calls its “Progressive Luxury” (“Progressive luxury”). Designers separately pay attention to the avant-garde aesthetics of the car and unorthodox bands of light that connects the headlights through the grille and rear lights through the rear hatch.
The official Mercedes representatives claim that the main competitors are EQC e-Tron from Audi, iX3 from BMW, i-Pace from the Jaguar and Tesla Model X. the characteristics of the EQC Mercedes 400 4Matic have much in common with competing solutions, but at the maximum speed model is inferior to the Tesla Model X.