Named one of the main actors of Mercedes-Benz in the electric segment, the SUQ EQ C has already been officially announced. As expected in the European press, the brand will present the novelty at an exclusive event scheduled for September 4 in Stockholm, Sweden. The arrival to the main European markets will take place in 2019 and it is expected that the dispute will be carried out directly with the Jaguar I-Pace, also electric.
Outside, the visual inspiration will be given by the concept of the same name presented in 2016. The lines will be faithful to the new visual language of Mercedes, but with specific stylistic touches, especially in parts such as the grille, the wheels and the boot lining.
In mechanics, we foresee the presence of two electric motors with a total power of 402 hp, a range of 500 km and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds. More details will be released soon
The Mercedes CCE must be priced at around £ 55,000, which makes it cheaper than its competitors such as Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X. The CCE show was publicly announced at the October Show for sale in early 2019. .
The Mercedes EQC has an EV style that you will find in a traditional Mercedes SUV (gasoline or diesel). The most obvious distinguishing feature is the black front panel. It is framed by fiber optic lighting and surrounds the grill, connecting the headlights to the left and right and flowing to the deep front bumper. The headlights are very special, its blue LEDs, its black background and its blue “Multibeam” letters make it an equalization model recognized instantly, even at night.
Walking along the sides of the car, the CCE has a classic look with a crossover SUV roof line and a glass surface (surrounded by polished chrome) that leads to the small rear windows. The loading flap is on the rear wheel on the right side of the wheels of the car and in large alloy – you can choose between the 19, 20 and 21 inch versions – they are also available with blue reflections in two sizes. Unlike other SUVs, Mercedes has not equipped the EQC with the roof rails, but the fixing points are integrated into the roof to improve aerodynamics.
The rear spoiler does the same, with buttresses that go down to the sides of the rear windshield. The most important feature of the rear is the long light bar that surrounds the back of the car, as seen in the new Audi Q8, which helps the car look wider. The last thing you will notice is the chrome strip that runs along the rear bumper and fits into a couple of fake (if not less convincing) exhaust pipes.
The Mercedes EQC is an all-electric car, but that does not mean you have to worry about performance. With two electric motors, one for the front wheels and one for the rear, EQC shows the equivalent of 408 hp, which is enough to silence from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.2 seconds. This is enough to worry about many sports cars, but still far enough away from the Tesla Model X P100d 3.1-liter. That said, this particular version of the X model costs more than double.
More importantly, if you plan to use the EQC as the only car, Mercedes believes that you should be able to spend up to 280 miles in one position. And as we are on the subject of charging, you can connect the CCE to a standard list of three UK pins: it connects to a more powerful DC charger and can return to a battery with a charge of between 10% and 80%. % in 40 minutes.
In addition, it has an engine on the front and rear axles, which means that the CCE is four-wheel drive, there will be a lot of grip on slippery roads and it should also be very comfortable off the road. It can also be used to tow trailers weighing up to 1,800 kg, a task that the EQC must easily handle due to its starting capacity of 765 nm (even).