With an MSRP of $67,900, it is quite expensive, but it does qualify for the full $7,500 tax credit.
When we include the obligatory $995 destination and delivery charge and available $7,500 federal tax credit, the effective price (before other rebates) is $61,395.
That's actually $6,900 below the Audi e-tron (MSRP from $74,800) and $1,600 below the Jaguar I-PACE (MSRP from $69,500), although it all depends on particular discounts at dealerships (for the I-PACE, discounts were quite substantial).
Mercedes-Benz revealed also that there will be three trim levels: Progressive, Premium and Advanced
"At launch, there will be three available tiers customers can choose between – Progressive, Premium and Advanced. The Progressive and Premium tiers offer two uniquely curated paint and upholstery options, while three selections will be available for the Advanced tier. Each tier builds upon the prior with Progressive as the entry point."
Summing up, it's great to welcome an all-electric Mercedes-Benz into the U.S. once again after a few years of absence in the BEV segment (when the Mercedes B-Class ED compliance project ended).
Gallery: Mercedes-Benz EQC
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