Mercedes-Benz Eqc

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EQC ESTATE - 300kW Sport 80kWh 5dr Auto



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£64,925 

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


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
EQC ESTATE
300kW Sport 80kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£64,925.00
EQC ESTATE
300kW AMG Line 80kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£66,920.00
EQC ESTATE
300kW AMG Line Premium 80kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£71,565.00
EQC ESTATE
300kW AMG Line Premium Plus 80kWh 5dr Auto
ELECTRIC
£73,815.00

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes EQC is a large luxury SUV that's fully electric but it's very much a product typical of the Three Pointed Star. It's extremely class-competitive in terms of things like driving range, cabin practicality and charging time replenishment. And arguably segment leading in terms of interior finish and driving refinement.

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.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)
2445
Battery Charge Type 1 kW
2.3
Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage
10-100
Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes)
660
Battery Charge Type 2 kW
7.4
Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage
10-100
Coupler/Connector Type
Type 2
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
8
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
100000
Battery Capacity in kWh
80
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
259
Battery Leased
False
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - Min
422
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - Max
477
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Min
374
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - Max
417
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium - Min
19.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium - Max
22.2
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High - Min
20.2
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High - Max
22.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High - Min
26.8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High - Max
29.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min
22.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max
25
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
410
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb
227
Emissions - ICE
Noise Level dB(A)
68
CO2 (g/km)
0
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Transmission
AUTO
Gears
1 SPEED
CC
1
General
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Coin Series
Sport
Coin Description
80kWh
Safety Concerns?
False
Generation Mark
1
AdBlue
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
50E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
96
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
90
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
75
NCAP Safety Assist %
75
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
408
Badge Engine CC
0
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
77.5
Engine Power - KW
300
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
561
Engine Torque - NM
760
0 to 62 mph (secs)
5.1
Top Speed
112
Engine Power - BHP
408
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Front
235/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear
235/55 R19
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
19" ALLOY
Wheel Style
5 TWIN SPOKE
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2096
Height
1623
Length
4761
Width
1884
Wheelbase
2873
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
2495
Gross Vehicle Weight
2940
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Max. Loading Weight
445
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
500
No. of Seats
5
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1060
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.8
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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.
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