Mercedes-Benz revealed its first totally electrical SUV in Stockholm Tuesday, one other in a small rush of all-electric luxurious autos anticipated to hit the market within the subsequent couple of years.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC would be the first manufacturing mannequin within the German automaker’s all-electric EQ line. Jaguar has already started production of its I-Pace electrical SUV and each BMW and Audi are anticipated to unveil new electrical autos later this month. Porsche recently announced the name of its Taycan electrical efficiency automotive, which is able to hit the market subsequent yr.
Mercedes has beforehand revealed a number of EQ idea autos, beginning with the Generation EQ concept SUV, on the 2016 Paris Motor Present. On the time, the corporate introduced that EQ would grow to be a brand new line of totally electrical automobiles and SUVs.
The EQC, which can have an estimated vary of about 279 miles based mostly on European driving assessments, is the primary to enter manufacturing. It’ll have two separate electrical motors, one powering the entrance wheels and one other for the again wheels. The entrance motor will likely be tuned for max effectivity whereas the again motor will present extra efficiency. Collectively, they’ll produce a most of 402 horsepower.
The EQC will have the ability to go from a cease to 60 miles an hour in slightly below 5 seconds. However its high pace will likely be restricted to 112 miles an hour, which is modest by fashionable requirements. Most luxurious automobiles are able to going not less than 155 miles an hour, a pace that may be achieved on “unrestricted” components of Germany’s freeway system.
For essentially the most half, the EQC appears like a Mercedes-Benz crossover SUV with a sporty form however there are few distinctive touches setting it other than the model’s different autos. Apart from some delicate blue decorations and exterior decorations, there’s a black panel operating below the grill between the headlights. At night time, a line of white mild runs throughout the highest of the grill. Inside, there are rose gold coloured accents below a steady flat panel show display screen that varieties each the gauge cluster and controls for issues like navigation and the stereo. It is much like the inside of the recently revealed Mercedes A-class sedan.
Different fashions within the EQ vary will likely be revealed later, Mercedes has not but introduced pricing for the brand new mannequin however it’ll go on sale in the US in 2020.
Correction: A earlier model of this story incorrectly acknowledged the driving vary of the EQC.
CNNMoney (New York) First revealed September 4, 2018: 1:03 PM ET