2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC
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- Two asynchronous motors, with compact electric drivetrains at each axle and 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (402 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque)
- 80kWh lithium ion battery with standard DC Fast Charging for a 40-minute charge from 10 to 80% at a 110 kW DC charging station
- Active Range Monitoring and ECO Assist System with comprehensive support for electric driving
- Standard Active Brake Assist, Speed Limit Assist and PRESAFE® system
- Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Natural Voice Control multimedia system based on artificial intelligence
- Digital widescreen cockpit with 10.25-inch instrument cluster and 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen
- LED Intelligent Light System headlamps
About the Mercedes-Benz EQC
Marking the start of a new chapter in the storied legacy of the Mercedes-Benz brand, the EQC will debut as the first model under the new product and technology brand referred to as EQ. EQ stands for “Electric Intelligence” and refers to a new generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles infused with the exhilaration and efficiency of battery-electric drivetrains. Retaining the hallmark comfort and quality attributes of the Mercedes-Benz brand, the EQC is poised to challenge its rivals for the top position among luxury EV models. As the first all-electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz, the EQC targets a total EV range of 279 miles thanks to a sophisticated twin-motor drivetrain producing a total of 402 horsepower. Its bold exterior look blends the capable appearance of a crossover SUV with the elegant profile of a sports coupe. Step inside the interior and you will find yourself immersed in luxury and innovative technology features such as the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system If you’re interested in becoming a part of the all-electric revolution, the Mercedes-Benz EQC sets the standard for the luxury EV segment.
What the Critics Say
The EQC’s cabin provides more outright luxury than you’ll find in rivals such as the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace. The construction is solid, the execution is impeccable, and the quality of the materials used is above reproach.” — Car and Driver
Instead, Mercedes is focusing on what it does best: making cars that genuinely feel more premium than everything else in the class. Oh, sure, the EQC will still be plenty competitive in terms of its power and range. But what sets it apart from the Jaguars and Teslas of the world is just how lovely it feels from behind the wheel.” — Roadshow by CNET
Mercedes-Benz EQC Features
Meticulously crafted to stand apart from the mundane, the exterior look of the Mercedes-Benz EQC showcases an avant-garde appearance for this EV crossover. Immediately recognizable as a Mercedes-Benz, the EQC reflects both elegance and confidence with its front grille and headlamps joined in a sleek black-panel surface accented by an LED Light Band which spans across the top. Located directly in the center of the front fascia is the iconic three-point Mercedes-Benz star. Hinting at the immense power found beneath the sheet metal, the exterior styling of the EQC blends the adventurous look of an SUV with the sharp profile of a sports coupe.
In terms of performance, the Mercedes-Benz EQC is powered by an all-new drivetrain equipped with compact electric motors located at both axles. Giving you the electric power to match the driving situation is an 80-kWh lithium-ion battery. Drivers can choose from five individual drive modes with DYNAMIC SELECT, each with unique abilities: COMFORT, ECO, MAX, RANGE, SPORT, and INDIVIDUAL. Collectively, the all-electric powertrain of the EQC delivers 402 horsepower and a maximum of 561 lb-ft of torque. Its estimated 4.9 seconds helps highlight the impressive acceleration capabilities of the EQC. While it’s truly thrilling in terms of performance, the EQC remains incredibly refined and quiet thanks to rubber points which help isolate the powerpacks within the subframe to insulate sound. Smart charging solutions make it easy to keep your EQC charged up for the next journey. It’s able to charge from 10 to 80 percent in only 40 minutes when you use a 100 kW fast-charging station. A 7.4 kW water-cooled onboard charger also adds convenience while you’re on the go.
Minimalist design principles help the Mercedes-Benz EQC strike a balance of connectivity and comfort thanks to an asymmetrical interior layout. You’ll have access to the innovative multimedia system called MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) that’s been enhanced with EQ-specific capabilities such as display of range, energy flow, and charge status. It’s now easier than ever to browse and located charging stations from a variety of providers by using the Mercedes me Charge App. Another helpful feature worth highlighting is the Mercedes me connect App which lets you access the Pre-entry climate control system. This gives you the ability to always step behind the wheel of your EQC and enjoy a comfortable ambient temperature inside the cabin. It’s easy to view critical drive information thanks to a standard 10.25-inch instrument cluster along with a 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen display.
Stay Informed on the Mercedes-Benz EQC
*As a concept car, the designs, features, etc. are subject to change. Preliminary numbers shown. Stated rates of acceleration are based upon manufacturer’s track results and may vary depending on model, environmental and road surface conditions, driving style, elevation and vehicle load.