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2020 Mercedes-Benz Suv EQC 400 4MATIC Launch

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2020 Mercedes-Benz Suv EQC 400 4MATIC Launch https://youtu.be/Z8orzvesd-M

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its first pure EV sport-utility vehicle, the 2020 EQC 400 4Matic, an all-wheel drive model designed to take on the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi E-tron Quattro. The new model is also the first vehicle to come from the German auto maker’s electric EQ sub-brand of electric, autonomous and high-tech vehicles.

While in profile, it looks similar to Mercedes’ compact GLC SUV, the front of the new EQC 400 is distinguished by a light band signature LED lighting strip across the front that connects the two LED headlamp clusters and sits atop a black panel that resembles a traditional grille. The light band theme is also used at the rear of the vehicle.
Dual motor setup
The EQC is powered by a pair of electric motors, one on each axle, that put out a combined 402 horsepower and 564 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes said the setup is good for 0-60 mph acceleration of 4.9 seconds. The lithium-ion battery is an 80-kWh unit good for a range of up to 200 miles, according to preliminary estimates, and Mercedes said that under DC fast charging, is capable of up to an 80 percent charge in 40 minutes.
The EQ rides on a 113.1-inch wheelbase, measures 187.4 inches in overall length, is 74.2 inches wide excluding mirrors and stands 63.9 inches tall. It rides on standard 19-inch wheels, while buyers can opt to up to six other wheel designs in sizes ranging from 19 to 21 inches.
The 2020 EQC 400 has a combination of high-tech look blended with traditional luxury cues including the EQ signature Rose Gold accents through the cabin, including the air vents. There’s a 64-color ambient lighting with nine schemes, heated power front seats, sliding sunroof, and a fully digital widescreen cockpit with a 10.25-inch instrument panel and 10.25-inch media display. The infotainment system is equipped with an EV specific navigation functions including intelligent route planning and EV station POI location.
The MBUX user interface also features speech recognition specific to the EV nature of the vehicle recognizing commands such as “Where is my next charging point” or “How much farther can I drive?”
The EQ also features a full suite of Mercedes driver assists including active range monitoring and eco assist, which watches the road and traffic ahead and encourages efficient driving for maximum range. Included in this package is active brake assist, speed limit assist and a regenerative braking with selectable strength through the steering wheel paddles. Active cruise control, lane-keeping and blind spot assists are also standard.
Mercedes said the Mercedes-Benz EQC will arrive U.S. showrooms in 2020. Because that launch is well over a year away, there was no pricing information released. However, looking at the size of the vehicle and its competitive set, expect to pay upwards of $70,000, which is in line with the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace which ranges from $70,495 to $86,895.
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