Mercedes-Benz EQ Spy Video – See Electric Crossover Up Close

MAY 31 2018 BY CHRIS BRUCE 7

Mercedes prepared to join the burgeoning ranks of electric premium SUVs like the upcoming Audi E-Tron Quattro.

The Mercedes-Benz EQ C has been caught waiting at a stoplight, which provided a great view of the upcoming electric crossover. The model will debut later this year, reportedly in Paris in October, and will mark the launch of Mercedes’ new electric sub-brand.

Related – Mercedes-Benz EQ S Electric Sedan Will Challenge Tesla Model S

Earlier spy shots suggest that the EQ C is roughly the same size as the upcoming GLB-Class crossover, but the EV appears to have a sleeker appearance. There appears to be a different grille in comparison to other Mercedes models, and the angular LED running lights are attractive. A downward arching roof seems to integrate well into the rear glass to create a smooth shape at the SUV’s rear.

The EQ C will ride on Mercedes’ new Electric Vehicle Architecture platform that will specifically be for EVs. The production powertrain remains a mystery, though. The concept version features two electric motors – one at each axle – with a total of 402 horsepower (300 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque. The setup with a 70-kilowatt-hour battery reportedly provides at least 311 miles (500 kilometers) of driving range and can get the SUV to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than five seconds.

Mercedes will build the EQ C at its updated factory in Vance, Alabama. The model’s major competitors will come from Europe like the Jaguar I-Pace, plus the upcoming Audi E-Tron Quattro and BMW iX3. The smaller Tesla Model Y will also be a challenger eventually.

The EQ C will be just the beginning of Mercedes’ EV push because the firm will have 10 electric models in the sub-brand by mid-2020. Among them will be a sedans around the same size as the C- and S-Class.

Source: Mercedes-Benz Prototypes via YouTube

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Under wrapping, it looks identical to the Audi SUV.
I’m thinking the OOP(order of production) of the new all electric SUV/CUVs in the US will be:

1) Hyundai
2) Jaguar
3) Audi
4} Mercedes
5) Tesla
6) GM
7) VW
8) Volvo
9) Ford
10) Toyota(maybe)

Don’t you mean launch order in the US? Neither the Jag, Hyundai nor Audi (maybe not the Volvo either) are planned to be produced in the US for now, AFAIK.
The Hyundai Kona EV has already started series production.

Lots of M3 in Canada, as Tesla pushes them up North to delay hitting 200k in the U.S. As many, here, predicted.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP2JhtW5YKk

Also Softbank puts lots of money into GM Cruise. They own about a third of it, now. GM jumps 11%
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-31/gm-s-cruise-unit-draws-2-25-billion-investment-by-softbank-fund.

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Haha. Funny!

I guess math is not your thing… Softbank is investing 2.25B into Cruise, for a 19.6% stake, that means they are giving Cruise Automation a valuation over $11B, and GM still holds 70% at a 2.1B investment… Nice Investment GM… Leading in Tech, and made some money to boot…

Mercedes EQ SUV is better visible in the FullyCharged test drive video. Has the same cover up things, but better quality and steady video images.