No C Class Electric, Says Mercedes, Expect Sedan EQ Instead


Expected to go on sale by 2022.

The upcoming EQ C crossover will spearhead Mercedes’ green agenda bound to include a total of 10 fully electric models by the middle of the next decade. All of them will share a newly developed modular electric architecture and one of the models will be a sedan similar in size with the C-Class. Although it will have roughly the same proportions, the zero-emissions sedan is going to have a different design as a way to separate the EQ-branded cars from the company’s regular models.

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Mercedes-Benz EQA Concept

Mercedes officials have revealed that rather than giving the C-Class a pure electric powertrain, that role will be attributed to the new EQ model expected to go on sale by 2022. It’s going to be a similar story with the S-Class as instead of losing its combustion engine, a large sedan of just about the same size will boast an all-electric setup to become a top-tier member of the EQ lineup.

Getting back to the C-Class, the recently revealed mid-cycle refresh has further electrified the model as now there’s also a plug-in hybrid version with a diesel engine, too. Known as the C300de, it joins the familiar C300e equipped with a gasoline engine, and both will cover approximately 31 miles (50 kilometers) running solely on electric juice based on the outgoing NEDC cycle. The extended EV range was achieved by increasing the capacity of the lithium-ion battery pack from the previous 6.4 kWh to 13.5 kWh.

The two partially electrified C-Class models benefit from the company’s third-gen hybrid system able to automatically adapt by using data from the navigation system as well as the information coming from the radar sensor and the camera.

But if you would rather have a Mercedes without a combustion engine, the aforementioned EQ C will go on sale at the beginning of 2019. It will be followed by a smaller electric hatchback previewed by the EQ A concept last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Source: Autocar

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6 Comments on "No C Class Electric, Says Mercedes, Expect Sedan EQ Instead"

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Now that looks super slippery…
Would like to know what its drag coefficient is…

I hope Tesla drastically improves its quality as most mainstream buyers will never opt for a Tesla over a Mercedes at similar prices…

I think a C class electric would be great.

In your dreams yo.

Tesla as a brand has become synonymous as the high-mid end BEV brand and that includes their SC network.

Tesla solved all the problems of making compelling BEVs that are better then their LICE equivalents.

MB will have to earn theirs so we see how their BEVs do but like every laggard OEM they are conflicted in this switchover since they are so synonymous and invested in LICE technology.

“In your dreams yo.”

SO you don’t think Tesla will ever improve their pathetic panel gaps and other issues?
One of Teslas biggest fans just dumped his…

I for one think Tesla quality will improve over the next couple of years…

Bjorn did not swap his Model X for an i8. It was an April Fool’s joke.

Benz lost me after my second consecutive model had transmission problems. If i will ever buy one again it can only be electric.