Mercedes has unveiled the highly anticipated all-electric 2020 EQC 400 in Stockholm. EQC is a crossover SUV, offering all-wheel drive provided by a pair of electric motors. One sits at the front and a second at the rear, similar to the layout seen on other AWD EVs such as the Tesla Model X.
Dual motors on either axle are powered by an 80 kWh battery pack. The front motor is for cruising or lighter loads, while the rear motor helps unleash all 402-horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque. It is expected to have a range of 200 miles and hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. While the EQC has all-wheel drive, Mercedes says the crossover is primarily front-wheel drive. In an effort to improve efficiency, only the front electric motor is used during low and medium demand conditions.
The new MBUX infotainment system that debuts along with the EQC fuses robust voice command technology with a few other tricks meant to help optimize range and increase convenience. Its intelligent system adapts to the preferences of its users as well. Moreover, the comfort of the driver and the passengers are taken cared of by the EV’s heated seats with optional 64-color ambient lighting. Meanwhile, the optional driver assistance package of Mercedes boosts the safety levels of the auto.
Expect the Mercedes-Benz EQC to start in the $70,000 range. Pricing and more details will be announced nearer the late 2019 release date.