5 Things About The New Mercedes Benz EQC You Should Know

by Vivaan Khatri | 14/10/2020
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Mercedes Benz EQC will be launched by the end of this year. The India-spec model will be identical to the version on sale abroad. Here are five things you should know about the upcoming Mercedes Benz EQC.

Mercedes Benz EQC is the first electric vehicle from the reputed German carmaker in the Indian market. The EQC made its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo in February in India and was scheduled to launch in our country in April. Unfortunately, just like other new vehicles, the launch of Mercedes Benz’s first EV in India was delayed until recently due to the health crisis.

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After a long wait, the Mercedes Benz EQC has broken the cover at Mercedes’s Pune manufacturing facility. Prior to its launch, details of the upcoming EV are widely published. Here are five things that you should know about the upcoming Mercedes Benz EQC in India.

Two Electric Motor Setting and 4WD

The upcoming electric crossover will be equipped with two electric motors. One motor will be located on the front axle while the latter will drive the rear axle. It also indicates that the upcoming electric vehicle will come with a 4WD system.

mercedes benz eqc three quarter front

Mercedes Benz EQC comes with a dual-electric motor setting

The electric vehicle is powered by two electric motors which pull out a combined maximum power of 407 BHP and 765 Nm.

Battery and High Range

Being the first electric vehicles produced by Mercedes Benz, the EQC was the fruit of the carefully-planned and well-considered process. It sports an 80 kWh Lithium-ion battery package which is claimed to deliver a range of 400 km per charge.

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The EQC is fitted with a water-cooled onboard charger with 7.4 kW capacity. With the fast charging technology, the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in 40 minutes. It will take 90 minutes to charge the battery to the maximum capacity. Another charging option is a regular AC charger which will be installed at the place designated by the customer. This charging method will take up to 10 hours to fully recharge the battery. Additional, the owner can also charge the battery using the 3.4 kWh slow charger which will take 21 hours to complete the charging process.

2020 mercedes benz eqc three quarter in action

Mercedes Benz EQC can deliver a range of 400 km per charge

Generation EQ Concept Design

The Generation EQ Concept was first introduced in 2016. On the production version, Mercedes Benz has retained some clear design cues inherited from the concept car. For the interior design, the Mercedes Benz EQC comes with a plush and luxury styling with various safety, convenience, driving assistance features. Some of the highlight features of the upcoming electric luxury vehicle include a one-touch sunroof, three-zone climate control, 64 ambient lighting options, Burmester Sound system, intuitive touch control as well as Mercedes’s M-BUX multimedia system.

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Completely Built Unit (CBUs)

Mercedes Benz EQC will be imported to India via the CBU route. The India-spec Mercedes Benz EQC is likely to keep the mechanical parts similar to the global version.

Price

Mercedes Benz EQC has gone on sale at an introductory starting price tag of Rs 99.30 lakh (ex-showroom).

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