Mercedes continues to test a new crossover EQ

Mercedes continues to test a new crossover EQ

June 18, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The official presentation of the German novelty will probably take place in the coming weeks or months. The main competitors of the crossover will be Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-Tron, BMW iX3, as well as the new Tesla Model Y.

Even with all the camouflage, which is abundantly present on the prototype of the eco-friendly novelty, you can see that the fully electric crossover of the company will look significantly different than all existing crossover models of the automaker.

We are getting closer and closer to the moment when the German company will hold the long-awaited world presentation of its first fully electric crossover Mercedes EQ C. Why do we think so? The answer is simple, in the “spy” photos of new items that were recently published by foreign profile media, you can see that the test prototype was covered with “light” camouflage, whereas previously, in addition to the film, it also had massive protective plates.

The designers of the company promised to visually divide all electric vehicles of the EQ family from conventional models with an internal combustion engine.

In addition, we want to note that the vehicle has been fitted with quite unusual wheels, apparently they are designed to provide the best aerodynamic performance of the new crossover. In front of the prototype, you can see a grid that is in place of the radiator grille – it is unlikely to have an electric crossover, because electric cars do not need it.

The test prototype, which is covered with a black-and-red camouflage film, has a large red band in its back, and this tape is not just located all over the rear of the car, it even goes into the rear wings.

The concept Mercedes EQ C was equipped with two electric motors with a total capacity of 402 hp and 700 Nm of torque. From 0 to 100 km / h, he could accelerate in less than five seconds. Well, on fully charged batteries, the car can travel 500 kilometers.

Not so long ago, our automobile edition wrote about the fact that Mercedes-AMG started tests of the charged hatchback A35.