The new Mercedes-Benz EQC has finally been revealed, with the German brand billing the electric SUV's unveiling as "the start of a new mobility era at Daimler”.

The first Mercedes-Benz to be launched under the EQ brand, the new model features two asynchronous electric motors – one at the front and one at the rear (effectively making it all-wheel drive) – with a combined output of 300 kW and 765 N.m.

The Stuttgart-based automaker claims the newcomer boasts a range of “more than 450 km”. Top speed is governed to 180 km/h, while the sprint from zero to 100 km/h takes a claimed 5,1 seconds.

Interestingly, Mercedes says the two electric motors are configured differently: the arrangement up front is “optimised” for efficiency in the low- to medium-load range, while the rear motor “determines dynamism”. A 650 kg lithium-ion battery with an energy content of 80 kWh supplies the vehicle with power.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC measures 4 761 mm long, 1 884 mm wide and 1 624 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 873 mm (for reference, the distance between its axles matches that of the GLC). Boot capacity, meanwhile, comes in at a claimed 500 litres.

As standard, the EQC is equipped with a water-cooled onboard charger with a capacity of 7,4 kW, making it suitable for AC charging at home or at public charging stations. Of course, charging at a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is up to three times faster than at a domestic power socket, and faster still with DC charging.

The EQC also features the brand’s latest MBUX multimedia system, which here adds numerous EQ-specific functions (such as the display of range, charge status and energy flow).

Production of the new EQC is scheduled to start in 2019 at the automaker’s plant in Bremen.
Mercedes-Benz EQC