Mercedes-Benz EQC is entering European markets with the first deliveries to start in July

Mercedes-Benz just announced the pricing for the EQC 4MATIC in the UK and officially revealed the WLTP range rating of 417 km (259 miles).

The range is almost the same as in the case of the Audi e-tron - up to 417 km (259 miles), although EQC is equipped with just a 80 kWh battery, while the e-tron has a 95 kWh pack. The difference of 15 kWh with the same range ratings makes us wonder what happened to the e-tron? The EPA range rating for the EQC can now be expected to come in slightly above 200 miles (e-tron got 204 miles).

In terms of prices, Mercedes-Benz EQC starts in the UK from £65,640 OTR (direct conversion would be around €76,416 / $85,619, but prices in the U.S. should be lower).

In total, six versions of the EQC will be available - four regular (Sport, AMG Line, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium Plus) and two special limited editions (Edition 1 and Edition 1886).

 

Road Fund Licence (£)

OTR (£)

P11D Value (£)

EQC Sport

0

65,640.00

65,585.00

EQC AMG Line

0

67,635.00

67,580.00

EQC AMG Line Premium

0

72,280.00

72,225.00

EQC AMG Line Premium Plus

0

74,530.00

74,475.00

EQC Edition 1

0

74,440.00

74,385.00

EQC Edition 1886

0

79,260.00

79,205.00

Here is a brief description of each version:

EQC Sport models come as standard with Active Parking Assist with a reversing camera; Blind Spot Assist; Mirror package; Keyless-Go Comfort package; Multibeam LED Headlights; Seat Comfort package with electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support for front seats; heated front seats; 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels; 10.25-inch touchscreen media display and instrument cluster; and ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours.

AMG Line trims add AMG black panel radiator grille in a twin-blade design; AMG sport seats in leather upholstery; carbon fibre trim; running boards; 20-inch multi-spoke AMG alloy wheels; and AMG front apron in a jet-wing design, air inlets with trim parts in chrome and inserts in high-gloss black.

AMG Line Premium models feature all of the above equipment and add an electric sliding roof; Burmester surround sound system; ENERGIZING package; MBUX Augmented Navigation; smartphone integration; and wireless charging (for compatible smartphones).

EQC AMG Line Premium Plus trims add MBUX Interior Assistant; head-up display; Parking package with 360o camera; and memory seats.

The Edition 1 features all of the Sport equipment and adds an electric sliding roof; MBUX Augmented Navigation; ENERGIZING package; Burmester surround sound system; black or polar white paint; leather upholstery; 20-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels; smartphone integration; and wireless charging.

The limited edition EQC Edition 1886 comes as standard with the Sport equipment line and adds MBUX Interior Assistant; Driving Assistance package; Parking package with 360o camera; electric sliding roof; Memory seats; Burmester surround sound system; ENERGIZING Comfort; wireless charging; head-up display; 20-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels; smartphone integration; and MBUX Augmented Navigation.

The three AMG trims can also get optional Driving Assistance Package Plus (£1,695) with Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC; Active Steering Assist; Active Lane Changing Assist; Active Braking Assist; Pedestrian warning function near pedestrian crossings; Evasive Steering Assist; and Congestion Emergency Braking Function.

Mercedes-Benz EQC specs:

  • range of 417 km (259 miles) (WLTP)
  • range of 445-471 km (277-293 miles) (NEDC)
  • energy consumption at 20.8 - 19.7 kWh/100 km (NEDC)
  • 80 kWh battery pack (384 cells)
  • battery pack weight of 625 kg
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.1 seconds
  • top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph)
  • dual motor all-wheel drive (two asynchronous motors)
  • system output 300 kW (408 HP) and 760 Nm of torque
  • AC charging takes 11 hours (7.4 kW single-phase on-board charger)
  • DC fast charging takes around 40 minutes (10-80% SOC)
  • Length/width (incl. mirrors)/height: 4,761/1,884 (2,096) /1,623 mm
  • Kerb weight (EC)/perm. GVW/payload (EC): 2,495/2,940/445 kg
  • Luggage compartment (depending on equipment fitted): approx. 500 l