German magazine Auto motor und sport presents the first spy photos with the future Mercedes EQC Coupe which will debut in 2021.
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Mercedes is trying to somehow boost sales of the Mercedes EQC which are far lower than it was expect. One idea would be a coupe SUV based on the Mercedes EQC
Mercedes EQC (internal code N293) was presented in mid-2019 and now the first details appear that Mercedes plans to expand the range. The German magazine auto motor und sport presents the first spy photos of a new model derived from the Mercedes EQC.
The future model is still very strongly camouflaged, but this is not the first time that Mercedes has tried to mislead those who want to photograph the new model. So it was with the Mercedes GLC Coupe that had a fake rear window.
In this case, however, there is a more inclined rear window, but the shape of the rear pillar is completely camouflaged. But the shape of the body and the design of the headlights and radiator grille confirm that this is a derivative of the Mercedes EQC.
It is known for the moment what will be the name of the new model but logic makes us think of the EQC Coupe.
Mercedes EQC would be offered in parallel with Mercedes GLC Coupe, which unlike GLE Coupe, does not sell as well.
According to auto motor und sport, the Mercedes GLC Coupe will remain in production until 2022 when the current life cycle ends.
Mercedes EQC is a model of transition to the electric age being built on the EVA I platform which is in fact a platform derived from MRA which use the suspension from the GLC.
Mercedes has developed a new platform dedicated specifically to electric propulsion called Modular Electrical Architecture (MEA) which has the internal name EVA II.
It seems that the new Mercedes EQC will be built on the MEA platform that will form the basis of all EQ models from the middle class upwards. The new platform allows the use of modular batteries, is scalable for various wheelbase and can use one or two motors.
The compact EQ models will be developed on the MFA II platform used in conventional compact models. Mercedes EQA and EQB are electric SUVs parallel to GLA and GLB and will offer a range of up to 400 km with batteries between 60 and 100 kWh combined with three engine powers of 150, 200 and 250 kW.
The first model on the MEA platform will be the Mercedes EQS in 2021 which will have at least two engines, at least 300 kW and an officially announced range of 700 km.
Other EQ models planned are Mercedes EQE (Electric E-Class) and a luxury SUV based on GLS. Mercedes EQE will have up to 300 kW and a range of 600 km.
As for the Mercedes EQC, Mercedes will build a successor on the MEA platform in the coming years.
Returning to the Mercedes EQC Coupe, this is a trendy alternative to the Mercedes EQC. There are rumors that Mercedes could also build a shooting brake on this platform. Porsche is already preparing a Taycan Cross Turismo and Audi is thinking of revitalizing the Audi Avantissimo concept presented 19 years ago.
Source: auto motor und sport