Mercedes-benz Eqc Estate EQC 400 300kW AMG Line 80kWh 5dr Auto

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Traffic sign assist
Acoustic ambient protection
Hard-disk navigation
Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Easy-pack tailgate
Mercedes me connect
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (max range, ECO, comfort and sport)
Mercedes Benz emergency call system
EQ navigation services - map (range display), display charging stations, programming of charging settings and pre entry climate control
DAB Digital radio
Mercedes benz sound system with 4 mid range speakers, 2 tweeters, 2 Frontbass speakers, 1 centre speaker and 225 W amplifier output
MBUX multimedia system with widescreen cockpit (2x 10.25" displays with touchpad)
MBUX multimedia system with 10.25" instrument and 10.25" media display with touchscreen
Privacy glass
Aluminium running boards
Heat and noise insulating acoustic glass
High gloss black exterior mirror housing
AMG specific front apron with jet wing design, visible air intakes with chrome trim parts and high gloss black inserts and air curtains
AMG specific rear apron with visible air outlets, black diffuser insert and chrome trim elements
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with black rubber studs
AMG specific black panel radiator grille with twin blade design and high gloss black surround
Badge on the wing in high gloss black with chrome stripes and blue EQC lettering
Multibeam LED headlights with inner housing and high gloss black tubes/blue stripes, adaptive highbeam assist +, cornering and cross traffic functions
Front and rear LED light band
Heated front seats
Leather upholstery
Front and rear head restraints
AMG sports seats
AMG floor mats
40:20:40 split folding rear seats
Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
11KW onboard charger
12 v socket in the load area
Black fabric roof liner
Dashboard in ARTICO man-made leather with metallised look finish and rose gold piping
3 spoke AMG multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with touch controls and a flattened bottom section with perforated grip area
Charging socket
3 spoke AMG multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather with chrome control panels and flattened bottom section with perforated grip area
Parking package with active park assist with reversing camera - EQC
Interior light package - EQC
Keyless go comfort package - EQC
Anti theft protection package - EQC
Mirror package - EQC
Stowage package - EQC
Seat comfort pack - EQC
Mirror package with heated door mirror - EQC
Anti-lock brake system
3 rear seatbelts
6 airbags - Driver, front passenger, curtain and side airbags
Radar-based recuperation
Urban guard vehicle protection
4MATIC all wheel drive
3 pin charging cable for household - mode 2
Comfort suspension with self levelling rear air suspension
Charging cable for wall box and public charging station - Type 2(mode 3) 5m
Combined charging system CCS-2 connector
Charging system - AC charging system rated at 7.4kW and 110kW DC charging system
Anthracite carbon fibre look trim with high gloss centre console
Tirefit
Summer tyres
20" AMG multispoke alloy wheels
20" AMG multispoke wheels painted black with high sheen finish
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 2096
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 520
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined
Urban
Extra Urban
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 408.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 4.94
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 5.10
Engine BHP 408.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 2420
Engine Torque 760.00
Top Speed 112
Front Tyres 235/55 R20
Rear Tyres 255/45 R20
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1622
Length 4774
Wheel Base 2873
Width 1884
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 2940
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 2420
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

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.

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.

Market and Model

There's a single 'EQC 400' package on offer at present, but it's available in six different trim packages at prices starting at just under £66,500 and range to just under £80,000. The spec options start at 'Sport' and range through 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Premium', 'AMG Line Premium Plus' to 'Edition 1' and 'Edition 1886'. Even base 'Sport' models come as standard with Multibeam LED Headlights, 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels and Active Parking Assist with a reversing camera. Inside, there's a 10.25-inch touchscreen media display and instrument cluster, a Seat Comfort package with electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support for the front heated chairs, plus you get ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours. Blind Spot Assist and a Keyless-Go Comfort keyless-entry package also feature. The various 'AMG Line' trims add an AMG black panel radiator grille in a twin-blade design, running boards, 20-inch multi-spoke AMG alloy wheels, an AMG front apron in a jet-wing design, plus chrome and high-gloss black-trimmed air inlets high-gloss black. Inside at this level, there are AMG sport seats in leather upholstery, along with carbon fibre trim. Ritzier versions add niceties like a surround view camera system, a wireless charging mat, a powered sliding roof, leather upholstery and a premium Burmester sound system.

Cost of Ownership

Much of the secret when it comes to creating the ideal luxury EV lies in the delicate balance between battery capacity and weight. The EQC's 80kWh battery is larger than that of a BMW iX3 (70kWh) but smaller than that of a Jaguar I-PACE (90kWh) or an Audi e-tron quattro 55 (95kWh). The EQC's WLTP-rated 259 mile operating range compares well to those rivals. Measured under the same WLTP cycle, an iX3 goes 249 miles and an e-tron 55 just 241 miles, though the I-PACE manages a 292 mile reading thanks to its slightly lighter weight. As for the Tesla Model X, well at the time of this test, the most comparably-priced 'Standard range' version of that car could go just 230 miles, but Tesla mostly focuses on the 'Long range' 100kWh versions of this design, which can go up to 315 miles. As usual with an EV, steering wheel paddles help you vary brake energy regenerative harvesting and there's a selectable 'Maximum Range' driving mode too. To further help you maximise distance you can travel on a single charge in this Mercedes, the EQC's MBUX multimedia system has numerous EQ-specific functions, such as range display, charge status and energy flow. EQ-optimised navigation can also be set via MBUX, which bases its calculation on the fastest route taking into account the shortest charging time. It also informs the driver of nearby charging points. When you're charging the car from a typical 7.4kW garage-mounted wallbox, you'll need around 11 hours to fully replenish it from empty.

Summary

It's fortunate for Mercedes that its premium brand rivals have been equally tardy about joining the EV revolution. Can they provide a better large electrically powered luxury SUV than this one? After trying an EQC, you might decide not. It might not be as boldly innovative as, say, a Jaguar I-PACE or a Tesla Model X, but in some ways, it's a more appealing package. After all, you get a nicer cabin than the Jag offers and better build quality than is found in the Tesla. And both of the other two key contenders in this segment (the BMW iX3 and the Audi e-tron) offer a shorter potential operating range. So the EQC looks like a very complete package. It doesn't have the handling prowess of an I-PACE or the streetside wow factor of a Model X but you might think this Merc to be an arguably more complete product than both these two rivals. Just as perhaps you expected it to be.

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  • No ownership option is available on this lease
  • Manufacturer's maintenance schedule must be observed and addiitional charges (to mileage) may apply for failure to maintain servicing and any non fair wear and tear damage to the vehicle

WLTP (with effect from April 2020) - Your quote also contains indicative CO2 or MPG values. The data could not be retreived while producing the quote, so we have based it on the lowest possible cost.

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