New Mercedes EQC crossover: two electric motors and four-wheel driveOctober 2, 2018
Mercedes-Benz brought its first electric crossover called EQC to the motor show in Paris. Sales of new items in Europe will begin next year. The main competitors of the car will be Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-Tron and Tesla Model X. The production of the car will start at the plant in Bremen, and the batteries for electric vehicles will be assembled at the plant in Kamenets.
The power plant EQC includes two electric motors that are installed on the front and rear axle. This makes the new all-wheel drive crossover. The total power of the electric vehicle is 408 hp.
Acceleration to 100 km/h of the novelty takes 5.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 180 km / h. Without recharging the car can travel up to 450 km. In addition, according to the specifications, the EQC is capable of towing up to 1,800 kg of cargo. All driver available four driving modes – Comfort, Eco, Max Range and Sport.
You can recharge the batteries at the car up to 80% at the charging station in about 40 minutes. Also, customers can purchase a special home “charging” under the name Mercedes Wallbox. The device can be installed in your private home or in the garage.
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The car was equipped with a system for energy recovery during braking. Numerous modern assistance systems are available to customers, as well as the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia system.
The car is built on the platform of Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA). The design of the car uses high-strength steel and aluminum. The length of the car is 4761 mm and width – 1884 mm. The size of the wheelbase is 2873 mm. The drag coefficient is less than 0.30. The weight of the novelty is 2425 kg. The luggage compartment – 500 liters.
The design of the first electric crossover Mercedes-Benz is similar to the prototype EQ, which was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, and also received the features of the GLC. From the concept of the serial version of the crossover is different traditional side mirrors, which replaced the external camera. The car received a large grille and LED optics. In the cabin of the new set digital dashboard and steering wheel with touch buttons.