It is based on the GLC, but is longer, less angular and “cleaner” in style: the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC, tested herein northern Sweden.

Mercedes-Benz EQC Rear

The front end is characterized by a uniquely interpreted Mercedes grille and a horizontal light bar. No other car currently offers this styling element.

The rear bumper aims to conceal the considerable height of the Mercedes-Benz EQC. We think the optional AMG package works better. Thd horizontal emphasis in the rear is beautiful, if not unique.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

Inside, there are elements of the GLC, but the instrumentation represents the latest MBUX generation and is much more modern. What’s impressive: The milled metal decor, rose gold vents and the metallic fabric covering of the instrument panel.

Mercedes-Benz EQC Interior

Small gripes: There is no panoramic roof and no frameless rearview mirror. And the instrument graphics could be more futuristic. A clearly perceptible, artificially generated sound, like in the Jaguar I-Pace, is also missing.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Facelift

With 408 horsepower from two asynchronous motors, which are transmitted in a single speed to all four wheels, the EQC charges from 0 to 100 kph in just 5.1 seconds. The front engine provides efficient propulsion at low and medium loads, the rear engine delivers high performance.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

The top of just 180 kph is slightly disappointing. But if Daimler had gone for a longer drive ratio, low-end acceleration would have suffered.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is designed for fast charging, but long journeys still require planning and plenty of extra time. The disadvantages shared by all electric cars are still present.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

Chassis and drivetrain are designed for perfect drifts. Torque control is ultra-precise, driving pleasure is great. You can even draw “donuts” on the street.

With only 13 centimeters of ground clearance, the EQC is no off-roader. Daimler has dispensed with the GLC’s uplevel height-adjustable air suspension in the interest of cost and weight.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

At launch, the Mercedes-Benz EQC comes as the EQC 400, but an EQC 300 is in the works – with lower range and a lower price. It will still be able to reach 180 kph.


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