Mercedes EQC Review Rundown
Mercedes-Benz | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 23 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer
The EQC (N293) is the first fully-electric vehicle by Mercedes. It is also the first member of the Mercedes EQ family. Based on the GLC-Class crossover, the EQC is the first step in Mercedes's strategic transition to electrification. It offers a range of just over 200 miles, which puts it firmly in the same category as another recently launched model, the Audi e-tron.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
Mercedes' first all-electric passenger car, just landed in Britain. The EQC 400 is a mid-sized, five-seater SUV with four-wheel drive and more than 400 horsepower. It's powered by an 85kWh lithium ion battery pack carried under the cabin floor (just where it would be in a Tesla)
Reviewers from Autocar have found the following[***]:
Mercedes' first proper electric car hits a competitive mark dynamically and might exceed rivals for comfort and refinement. Big appeal for the eco-conscious and tech-savvy; maybe a touch less for the interested driver. The EQC has made driving joyful again for me, albeit with calming emphasis. I'm a huge fan of heated seats – until I see how much using those in the EQC saps its range.
The Mercedes EQC is the manufacturer's first all-electric production vehicle. Power comes from an 80kwh battery, with an electric motor at each axle. Despite weighing in at almost two-and-a-half-tonnes, it is capable of 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds. Prices start from over £65,000 for the entry-level Sport version.
Mercedes has set aside 10 billion Euros (£9.2bn) for a plug-in vehicle push that will lead into the mid 2020s. The EQC is the first pure battery-powered effort to take its place in the newly minted ‘EQ' sub-brand of electrified Mercedes. The platform has been adapted to house an 80kWh battery, while one electric motor drives the front axle, and another the rear. Total system power stands at 403bhp, with torque measuring a colossal 760Nm.
The Mercedes EQC is a premium electric SUV that offers a range of just over 200 miles. It is closely matched with the Audi e-tron, because they both have the same power output and a similar useable battery capacity. The two models are close on price as well; in AMG Line Premium Plus form, the EQC costs £74,610.
The Mercedes EQC 4x4x2 is a rolling testbed for electric off-roaders. There'll be no production versions of this mad Mercedes but the lessons learned will feed directly into the fully electric G-Class that has been promised. With every turn you make and every hill you climb, you learn that an electric drivetrain is actually a great fit for offroading.
The 2.5-tonne SUV is the first electric Mercedes under the firm's new EQ sub-brand. Prices begin at £65,720, which is £23,470 more than an entry-level GLC 220 d. Mercedes is all-in on electrification, but unlike Jaguar and some other makers, the German firm has shunned a bespoke EV platform in favour of adapted architecture from combustion-engined cars.
Reviewers from Carmagazine have found the following[***]:
Mercedes-Benz's EQC is an under-the-radar EV revolutionary. Bar some questionable (and, thankfully optional) blue detailing and the lack of an exhaust, it looks normal. In city driving its effortless acceleration and impressive refinement are a pleasure. But it's on the open road that the Mercedes really impresses.
Reviewers from Carwow have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes EQC looks like a slinkier, more elegant version of traditional Mercedes SUVs. The infotainment system itself is very easy to use, and actually edges out the systems in the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace for general intuitiveness. There's more than enough space for four adults to stretch out and each seat has ample support.
Reviewers from Cnet have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is a curvaceous SUV that straddles the line between compact and midsize proportions. The 80-kWh battery provides ample motivation for the big EQC, with 402 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. On a Level 2 wall-box charger -- the kind you'll have installed at home -- the EQC can replenish its battery in about 10 hours.
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC looks a lot like a GLC from a distance, and that's no accident. At its core is an 80-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. While the EQC rode quite luxuriously, it wasn't particularly sharp or light on its feet.
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- 10. ^ 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC first drive review: Luxury first, range second. Cnet. 2019-05-16. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
- 11. ^ 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC first drive review. Digitaltrends. 2019-05-17. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
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