All About Mercedes-Benz EQC 400

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The Mercedes EQC is the company’s first all-electric offering for the world. This is the first luxury EV to be sold in India and is sure to add to the brand’s image in our country. Given how popular EVs are coming in India, this might just be the right time for a product like the EQC. The demand for EVs is certainly heading north. The model has been launched in India at a price of ₹ 99.30 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Electrifying looks

The EQC is based on the same underpinnings as the Mercedes-Benz cars. The EQC carries a clean, flowing look with smooth surfaces all over and a large, unconventional grille up-front, flanked by stylish headlights that run flush with the grille. There’s an LED bar visible too with blue highlights, while the tail lights at the rear are connected by a light strip running in the middle. The flared wheel arches and sharp line on the lower half of the doors give it some muscle.

Inside story

The cabin is nothing short of modern either, thanks to its typical dual-screen infotainment and instrumentation display along with bronze inserts in the AC vents. We also like how the seats have been designed. In terms of features, it comes equipped with a sunroof, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected tech, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, attention assist and 7 airbags.

Silent killer

The EQC gets its power from two asynchronous motors that make a combined output 402bhp and 765Nm of torque. It manages a range of 400kms on a single charge, while energy is stored in an 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack that’s mounted in the floor. With the help of a standard 15A domestic socket, it can charge in 21 hours, while a 7.5kW wall-box charger will charge it in 10 hours. And if you use a 50kW DC fast charger, it can be charged in 90 minutes. Customers will be able to reach out more than 100 EQ charging points in 48 cities all over India. The electric motors are quiet, thanks to good amount of insulation. It refined when it gets going and you’d hear much from the outside either. There’s a hefty amount of torque on offer in Sport mode, and it pulls very strongly. Performance is very smooth and linear, and this SUV can sprint from a nought to 100 in 5.1 seconds. The steering doesn’t feel great, and while grip is good, body roll is evident. At high speeds, it stays planted.

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This is an undoubtedly exorbitantly priced SUV, that too for an EV, and there aren’t any rivals for it yet. However, premium EVs like Audi’s e-tron and Jaguar’s I-Pace are expected in India too. The EQC is currently being sold across all metro cities. Also, grab the latest info on the new cars, only at autoX.

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