Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its brand new, much awaited and state of the art electric SUV EQC 400 in Stockholm, Sweden. The company has announced that the production is going to start in 2019.
The electric SUV boosts a propulsion system through two electric motors, one on each axis, generating total traction, with an average consumption of 22.2 KWh / 100 km.
The aesthetic provides a coupe-like silhouette making it an attractive vehicle, with an aerodynamic coefficient of only 0.29. The car measures 4.76 meters in length, sharing the platform of the Mercedes GLC while it has a trunk of a massive 500 liters capacity.
Talking about the battery, it features six modules and 384 cells, has a useful energy capacity of about 80 kWh and a weight of 650 kilos, with an 8-year guarantee or 160,000 kilometers.
The significant part of this story is that the electric SUV is ready to accept fast charging: it has the power of up to 110 kW while it takes just 40 minutes to raise the battery’s charge level from 10% to 80%.
Although the exterior appearance of the EQC 400 is that of an SUV, it must be borne in mind that the ground clearance is lower than it seems, given that the vehicle’s underside must make room for the large battery.
The interior moldings, dashboard, and accents are in that “pink gold” that for better or for worse have popularized Apple’s iPhone in recent years. But most of all, it has the last generation digital instrument panel, having two 10.25″ screens.
The MBUX infotainment system of EQC 400 stands out for offering artificial intelligence features. The touch panel allows adapting to the tastes of each user who, in turn, can communicate with the vehicle through a virtual assistant that can be invoked by voice commands as we already do with Siri, Cortana, Alexa or Google Assistant. “Hey, Mercedes!”.
The maximum torque has risen to a tremendous 765 Nm, available almost from a standstill as always happens in the electrical. The result is an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.1 seconds, although the maximum speed is limited to 180 km / h to preserve the battery life of Mercedes-Benz EQC 400.
The company has not yet commented on its price, but they are going to launch two variants of the EQC 400, one for the business people and one in the sportier look.