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MERCEDES-BENZ EQC ESTATE

EQC 400 300kW AMG Line Premium Plus 80kWh 5dr Auto

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Emissions
Emissions0.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed112mph

Driver Convenience

  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)
  • Easy-pack tailgate
  • Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
  • EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control
  • Hard-disk navigation
  • Head up Display
  • MBUX augmented reality for navigation
  • MBUX Interior assistant
  • Mercedes Benz emergency call system
  • Smartphone integration
  • Wireless smartphone charging

Entertainment

  • Burmester surround sound system - 13 high performance speakers and 9 channel DSP amplifier + total 590 W output power
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit (2x 10.25" displays with touchpad)

Exterior Features

  • Aluminium running boards
  • AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with black rubber studs
  • AMG specific black panel radiator grille with twin blade design and high gloss black surround
  • AMG specific front apron with jet wing design, visible air intakes with chrome trim parts and high gloss black inserts and air curtains
  • AMG specific rear apron with visible air outlets, black diffuser insert and chrome trim elements
  • Badge on the wing in high gloss black with chrome stripes and blue EQC lettering
  • Electric sliding sunroof
  • Front and rear LED light band
  • Heat and noise insulating acoustic glass
  • High gloss black exterior mirror housing
  • Multibeam LED headlights with inner housing and high gloss black tubes/blue stripes, adaptive highbeam assist +, cornering and cross traffic functions
  • Privacy glass

Interior Features

  • 12 v socket in the load area
  • 3 spoke AMG multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with touch controls and a flattened bottom section with perforated grip area
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • AMG floor mats
  • AMG sports seats
  • Black fabric roof liner
  • Dashboard in ARTICO man-made leather with metallised look finish and rose gold piping
  • Front and rear head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
  • Leather upholstery

Packs

  • Anti theft protection package - EQC
  • Energizing package - EQC
  • Interior light package - EQC
  • Keyless go comfort package - EQC
  • Memory package - EQC
  • Mirror package - EQC
  • Parking package with active parking assist and 360 degree camera - EQC
  • Stowage package - EQC

Safety

  • 3 rear seatbelts
  • 6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
  • ABS

Technical

  • 3 pin charging cable for household - mode 2
  • 4MATIC all wheel drive

Trim

  • Anthracite carbon fibre look trim with high gloss centre console

Wheels

  • 21" AMG multi spoke alloy wheels
  • Summer tyres
  • Tirefit

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Passive Safety

Trim

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    80
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    3
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    10-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    2445
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    6.4
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    10-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    660
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    110
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    10-80
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    40
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    259
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    23.5
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max
    23.8
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min
    23.5
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    2.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max
    2.6
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min
    2.6
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    393
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max
    388
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min
    393
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    244
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Max
    241
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - Min
    244

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    68
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • AdBlue
    No
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    408
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    80kWh
  • Coin Series
    Amg Line Prem Plus
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    50E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    2
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    90
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    75
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    75
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    5.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    408
  • Engine Power - KW
    300
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4080
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    561
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    77.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    760
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1495
  • Top Speed
    112

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    N/A

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/45 R21
  • Tyre Size Rear
    255/40 R21
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    AMG MULTI SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1624
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4762
  • Wheelbase
    2873
  • Width
    1884
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2096

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2940
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1460
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    500
  • Max. Loading Weight
    445
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2495
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.8

The EQC represents Mercedes' first serious foray into the full-EV market. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

As the biggest premium automotive brand in the world, Mercedes has been a little slow off the mark when it comes to full-electric technology. A decade ago, an 'E-Cell' version of the A-Class was piloted with a few buyers; a few years on from that, there was a battery-powered version of the old MK2 model B-Class co-developed with Tesla; and there've been various battery-powered smart models. That's been about it though, for full-EVs from the Three-Pointed Star. Until the launch in the Spring 2018 of this EQC Crossover. It's directly aimed at three arch-rivals, the Audi e-tron, the BMW iX3 and the Jaguar I-PACE. How does it stack up? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

This EQC's 80kWh battery is of slightly lower capacity than the one you'll find in either of its two biggest rivals, the Jaguar I-PACE and the Audi e-tron quattro 55, but it doesn't affect the eagerness of this car's drive dynamics in comparison to these key competitors, thanks to a slightly greater torque output. Because this Mercedes is lighter than the Audi, the EQC can also slightly improve upon that Ingolstadt model's total potential driving range, managing a potential 259 mile WLTP-rated figure that's 10 miles higher. On the move, all electric vehicles are of course very quiet, but this one is particularly silent, Mercedes having taken great trouble to reduce the levels of road and tyre roar that always become more evident at the wheel of any EV. There's plenty to get to grips with if you're to make the most of the EQC driving experience. There are five driving modes ('Comfort', 'Sport', 'Eco', 'Individual' and 'Maximum range'); and five different battery regeneration programs (the latter selectable via paddles behind the steering wheel). There's also an 'auto' regeneration mode that uses the car's speed limit detection, navigation systems and radar cruise control to blend the regenerative braking of the electric motors up and down automatically. Switch to 'Sport' and it's certainly quick, thanks to a 408hp total output and 765Nm of torque. As a result, 62mph from rest occupies just 5.1s, but the top speed is limited to 111mph.

Design and Build

Size-wise, the EQC sits between the Mercedes brand's mid-sized GLC and large GLE SUV models. It shares most with the GLC, though is 100mm longer but, like its main European rivals, can only take two rows of seats. Though the outward styling may be somewhat generic, the car is more recognisable as a Benz when you take a seat within. The brand's usual twin widescreen dashboard displays feature again here. In addition, there are a few fresh design details, some extra ambient lighting features, some eco-orientated trimming materials, plus of course you get a range of EV-specific displays. There's a significantly higher-set driving position than you get in, say, a Jaguar I-PACE, which helps with all-round visibility. And there's the neat MBUX Mercedes infotainment system with its clever "Hey Mercedes" voice-controlled functionality, though it's very far from being infallible. In the rear, it's reasonably spacious, though headroom isn't helped by the raised floor (necessary to accommodate the large battery pack beneath) and what is a relatively low roofline for a family-shaped SUV. There's a 500-litre boot out back, which is reasonably large by class standards, but some way off the 660-litre trunk size of an Audi e-tron. It's easy to fold the 40:20:40-split rear bench.

Market and Model

There's a single 'EQC 400' package on offer at present, but it's available in six different trim packages at prices starting at just under £66,000 and range to just under £75,000. The spec options start at 'Sport' and range through 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus'. Even base 'Sport' models come as standard with Multibeam LED Headlights, 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels and Active Parking Assist with a reversing camera. Inside, there's a 10.25-inch touchscreen media display and instrument cluster, a Seat Comfort package with electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support for the front heated chairs, plus you get ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours. Blind Spot Assist and a Keyless-Go Comfort keyless-entry package also feature. The various 'AMG Line' trims add an AMG black panel radiator grille in a twin-blade design, running boards, 20-inch multi-spoke AMG alloy wheels, an AMG front apron in a jet-wing design, plus chrome and high-gloss black-trimmed air inlets high-gloss black. Inside at this level, there are AMG sport seats in leather upholstery, along with carbon fibre trim. Ritzier versions add niceties like a surround view camera system, a wireless charging mat, a powered sliding roof, leather upholstery and a premium Burmester sound system.

Cost of Ownership

Much of the secret when it comes to creating the ideal luxury EV lies in the delicate balance between battery capacity and weight. The EQC's 80kWh battery is larger than that of a BMW iX3 (70kWh) but smaller than that of a Jaguar I-PACE (90kWh) or an Audi e-tron quattro 55 (95kWh). The EQC's WLTP-rated 259 mile operating range compares well to those rivals. Measured under the same WLTP cycle, an iX3 goes 249 miles and an e-tron 55 just 241 miles, though the I-PACE manages a 292 mile reading thanks to its slightly lighter weight. As for the Tesla Model X, well at the time of this test, the most comparably-priced 'Standard range' version of that car could go just 230 miles, but Tesla mostly focuses on the 'Long range' 100kWh versions of this design, which can go up to 315 miles. As usual with an EV, steering wheel paddles help you vary brake energy regenerative harvesting and there's a selectable 'Maximum Range' driving mode too. To further help you maximise distance you can travel on a single charge in this Mercedes, the EQC's MBUX multimedia system has numerous EQ-specific functions, such as range display, charge status and energy flow. EQ-optimised navigation can also be set via MBUX, which bases its calculation on the fastest route taking into account the shortest charging time. It also informs the driver of nearby charging points. When you're charging the car from a typical 7.4kW garage-mounted wallbox, you'll need around 11 hours to fully replenish it from empty.

Summary

It's fortunate for Mercedes that its premium brand rivals have been equally tardy about joining the EV revolution. Can they provide a better large electrically powered luxury SUV than this one? After trying an EQC, you might decide not. It might not be as boldly innovative as, say, a Jaguar I-PACE or a Tesla Model X, but in some ways, it's a more appealing package. After all, you get a nicer cabin than the Jag offers and better build quality than is found in the Tesla. And both of the other two key contenders in this segment (the BMW iX3 and the Audi e-tron) offer a shorter potential operating range. So the EQC looks like a very complete package. It doesn't have the handling prowess of an I-PACE or the streetside wow factor of a Model X but you might think this Merc to be an arguably more complete product than both these two rivals. Just as perhaps you expected it to be.

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