Mercedes-Benz EQC is ready for launch. The electric model has already entered series production at the Bremen plant and is available for order.
The first variant to hit the assembly line is the Mercedes-EQC 400 4MATIC, with a range of 445 – 471 km according to the NEDC standard. The model is available for order with a starting price of €71,281, including VAT. The net basic price is below €60,000, a cost that makes it eligible for the environmental bonus offered by the German government.
The model is manufactured at the production center where the C-Class family, the GLC and the GLC Coupe see the light of day as well, a solution that makes the building procedure ever more efficient.
The team is thus assisted by digital solutions such as sophisticated mobile devices, driverless transport systems and the ‘paperless factory’. Despite the high-tech manufacturing process, the human operators remain irreplaceable.
“Flexibility and efficiency are decisive pillars of the strategy in our global production network at Mercedes-Benz Cars. Production of the EQC is perfect proof of this. The staff in Bremen have many years of experience in the production of vehicles with a wide range of drive types. We are building on this know-how in the electric age, too,” states Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain.
Meanwhile, the Sino-German production joint venture Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd. (BBAC), part of the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars, is planning on starting the production of the f the EQC for the Chinese market.
The EQC is also produced at the Mercedes-Benz plants in Rastatt (Germany), Sindelfingen (Germany), Tuscaloosa (USA) and Hambach (France). Batteries are provided by the Daimler subsidiary Accumotive at its site in Kamenz (near Dresden) and delivered partly charged.
The standard equipment offers the MBUX artificial-intelligence-based system, which integrates the Widescreen Cockpit comprising two 10.25″ displays and touchscreen control. It also brings the touchpad located in the center console onboard.
The Driving Assistance package is optionally available for €2,296.70 with Active Brake Assist, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist.
An AMG Line exterior can also be ordered for €1,606.50, while the AMG Line interior costs €1,082.90, that brings the multifunctional sports steering wheel in nappa leather, with flattened bottom section and perforated grip area, together with the sports seats with AMG-specific seat upholstery layout.
Mercedes also offers various service packages, such as the “Maintenance Service”, “Pick-up & Delivery Service”, “Vehicle Warranty Extension”, and “Wear Parts Package”.
The “Maintenance Service” comprises all required maintenance for a period of up to six years or 150,000 kilometres. It can be purchased in combination with the “Pick-up & Delivery Service”, that includes the collecting of the vehicle for maintenance work over a period of six years (or up to six times) and returning it upon the the customer’s request.
The “Vehicle Warranty Extension” service package covers unexpected repair costs beyond the standard Mercedes-Benz new car warranty up until the vehicle is six years of age, while the “Wear Parts Package” offers the the replacement of the most important wear parts for a period of up to six years.
A “Holiday Mobility Package” can be purchased by the customers across the home market, in Germany, that brings care-free holidays. The owners can benefit from a Mercedes-Benz rental vehicle with a traditional combustion engine with a 10% discount.
A special edition, the EQC Edition 1886 with special features can be ordered for €84,930.30.