The official unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz EQC all-electric SUV is imminent and the camouflage starts to peel away accordingly. LATEST SPY PICS reveal new design cues.
There is a lot of pressure regarding the testing program of the first offspring from the new, electric label of Mercedes. Because it also has to be able to compete with summer heat, the EQ C is exposed to the climate in Death Valley and loses more camo. The most interesting styling characteristic we did not know whether to expect or not on the production car was a conventional grille. Now we can confirm this will indeed be present on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC.
Mirroring the GLC in terms of size, the EQC will ofer 408 hp and 700 Nm, courtesy of two electric engines mounted on each of the two axles they power, being essentially a 4×4 with electric AWD. The Li-Ion battery will reside under the floor and have a projected capacity between 70 and 110 kW, enough for an electric range north of 500 km. All versions receive an adaptive chassis, brake force regeneration and torque vectoring.
The EQC is built around the new MEA platform (Mercedes Electric Architecture), which in turn is a derivative of MRA (Modular Rear Achitecture). As opposed to BMW, Mercedes will not develop its electric models on the platforms of its conventional models, opting instead for a dedicated modular architecture called MEA (Mercedes Electric Architecture) which will support a wide variety of applications – as many as 10 models, from compact cars to luxury sedans in the vein of the S-Class.
The interior will have a more debonair layout than the GLC, but similar infotainment amenities with two large high-definition screens to the recently launched A-Class.
The official world debut of the Mercedes-Benz EQC will take place in the first week of September. So in about a month or so we will know more about the EQC, including exactly how it looks.