Mercedes-Benz is flipping the switch. The new EQC is …
… The first Mercedes-Benz under the product and technology brand EQ
•EQ stands for 'Electric Intelligence'
•It is derived from the Mercedes-Benz brand values of 'Emotion' and 'Intelligence'
•The EQC is part of a growing family of all-electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz
•Conceived to meet all the requirements for a battery-electric drive system
•Convincing in the sum of its attributes with respect to Mercedes-Benz comfort, quality and operating range
•An estimated electric range of around 200 miles … Progressive in design
•Pioneer of an avant-garde electric look
•Progressive luxury design points the way to the future
•Large black-panel surface as a striking front feature
•Optical fibers as a visual link to the torch-like daytime running lamps
•Sporty, stretched silhouette
•Innovative interior design inspired by the world of consumer electronics … Excitingly dynamic
•A dual motor electric drivetrain at each axle, with a combined output of 402 horsepower
•Superior and confident driving characteristics of an all-wheel drive vehicle
•Various driving modes with different characteristics
•Battery recuperation can be adjusted as the customer requires, using gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel. In 'D Auto' mode, the EQC can adapt recuperation according to the traffic ahead with the aid of ECO Assist … The Mercedes-Benz among electric vehicles
•Latest-generation driving assistance systems including Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist
•Extensive crash test programs, meeting strict Mercedes-Benz requirements
•Stringent additional tests completed for the battery and all components carrying electrical current
•Pre-climatization for a comfortable cabin upon arrival in all temperatures
•Extremely quiet interior
•Trailblazing MBÚX multimedia system - Mercedes-Benz Úser Experience with numerous EQ-specific functions
•Integration into ongoing series production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen
•Battery produced by the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCÚMOTIVE
… More than just a car, and a symbol of a new era of mobility
•Comprehensive services for electric mobility for today and tomorrow
•Relaxed, uncomplicated travel with transparency and planning certainty
•Dialogue with visionaries, business people and opinion leaders in the 'EQ Community'
•New event formats 'EQ Dinner' and 'EQ Nights'
•Entry into Formula E for the 2019/2020 season
The new Mercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz management comments on the new EQC
'With the EQC – the first fully electric SÚV from Mercedes-Benz – we are flipping the switch. Electric drive is a major component in the mobility of the future. We are therefore investing more than ten billion euros in the expansion of our EQ model portfolio, and more than one billion euros in global battery production.'Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars
'The new EQC is a genuine Mercedes-Benz. This particularly applies to classic attributes such as quality, safety and comfort. These are accompanied by dynamic performance, thanks to two electric motors at the front and rear axles with a combined output of 300 kW, and an intelligent operating strategy for a superior electric range. The EQC is part of a growing family of purely electrically powered vehicles from Mercedes-Benz.'
Ola Kallenius, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development
'Electric now has a Mercedes - with the EQC, we are putting the first Mercedes-Benz under our new technology brand EQ onto the roads. EQ stands for'Electric Intelligence,' and represents Mercedes-Benz at its most progressive. We are systematically bringing about human-centred innovation by incorporating intelligent services and networked charging solutions for our customers from the very start.'Britta Seeger, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales
'At Mercedes-Benz Cars we are integrating the EQC into our series production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. One major pillar of our strategy is flexibility. Our decision to produce electric vehicles on the same line as models with combustion engines enables us to respond flexibly to demand and use plant capacity to best effect. In this way we can continue to ensure both high efficiency and top quality with well-proven production processes. On the way to smart production we are already employing future-oriented Industry 4.0 solutions such as virtual and augmented reality, human-machine cooperation and big data analysis. Digital solutions help us to network Production with Development and Sales even more effectively. The electric initiative means two things for us: emission-free vehicles and 'clean' production. With a CO2-neutral energy supply to our German plants by 2022, we are actively promoting the sustainability of our production.'Markus Schafer, Executive Board member Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain
'The EQC embodies the Progressive Luxury design idiom of our new EQ product and technology brand. This creates an experience and a preview of the 'next big thing' to come tomorrow. With its seamless, clear design, the EQC is a pioneer for an avant-garde electric look with trailblazing design details and colour highlights typical of the brand both inside and out.'
Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG
Short version: The new Mercedes-Benz EQC
The Mercedes-Benz among electric vehicles
It was at the 2016 Paris Motor Show that Mercedes- Benz first presented its new product and technology brand for electric mobility. In mid-2019, the EQC will be the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be launched globally under the EQ brand. With its seamless, clear design, it is a pioneer for an avant-garde electric look while representing the design idiom of Progressive Luxury. With respect to quality, safety and comfort the EQC is the Mercedes-Benz among electric vehicles, and highly convincing in the sum of its attributes. These are accompanied by dynamic performance, thanks to two electric motors at the front and rear axles with a combined output of 402 horsepower. A sophisticated operating strategy enables an estimated electric range of around 200 miles (preliminary estimate). EQ also offers comprehensive services with Mercedes me connect, which makes electric mobility convenient and suitable for everyday driving. The EQC also symbolizes the start of a new mobility era at Daimler. The EQC will celebrate its World Premiere in Stockholm on September 4, 2018 and will go on sale in the Ú.S. in 2020.
As the first Mercedes-Benz model under the new product and technology brand EQ, the Mercedes-Benz EQC has many trailblazing design details and color highlights typical of the brand. Both inside and out, the EQC embodies the design idiom of Progressive Luxury. This arises from the combination of digital and analogue elements as well as the seamless merging of intuitive and physical design.
By virtue of its muscular proportions, the EQC is classed as a crossover SÚV. The extended roofline and window layout with a low shoulderline and the coupe-like roof visually position it between an SÚV and an SÚV coupe.
A striking feature at the front is the large black-panel surface combining the headlamps and grille. For the first time, the black panel is bordered at the top by an LED Light Band as a visual link between the torch-like daytime running lamps. At night, this creates an almost uninterrupted, horizontal light band.
The high-quality interior of the EQC also pioneers an avant-garde electro-look. One example is the louvered edges of the upper dashboard and door trim which resembles the cooling fins of a hi-fi amplifier. The instrument panel is designed as a driver-oriented cockpit. The unmistakable Mercedes-Benz wing profile is asymmetrical, with a 'cut-out' in the driver area. This is where one of the visual highlights of the cockpit is located - a high-tech, high gloss housing with rectangular air vents with key-shaped, rose-gold colored louvres.Powertrain: Dynamic performance meets efficiency
As the first Mercedes-Benz model to be launched under the new product and technology brand EQ, the EQC features an all-new drive system development with compact electric drivetrains at each axle. These give the EQC the confident and dynamic driving characteristics of an all-wheel drive vehicle.
To reduce power consumption, the electric drivetrains are configured differently: the front electric motor is optimized for best possible efficiency in the low to medium load range, while the rear motor adds sportiness. Together, they generate an output of 402 hp and a maximum torque of 564 lb-ft.
Mercedes-Benz engineers have enhanced noise comfort with a number of measures. In the EQC the powerpacks are isolated by rubber mounts at two points: where the powerpack connects to its subframe and where the subframe connects to the body. This effective isolation is supplemented with insulation measures. As a result, the interior of the EQC is extremely quiet.
The lithium-ion battery, which has a usable energy content of 80 kWh supplies the vehicle with power. The power consumption and range of electric vehicles depends very much on the driving style. The EQC supports its driver with five driving programs through DYNAMIC SELECT, each with different characteristics: COMFORT, ECO, MAX RANGE, SPORT and INDIVIDÚAL for an individually customizable program. In the more economical driving modes, the haptic accelerator pedal that prompts the driver to conserve power plays an important role. The driver is also able to influence the recuperation level using paddles behind the steering wheel.
The ECO Assist system gives the driver comprehensive support by prompting the driver when it is appropriate to lift off the accelerator, for example when the vehicle is approaching a change in speed limit, and by functions such as coasting and specific control of recuperation. For this purpose, navigation data, traffic sign recognition and information from the intelligent safety assistants (radar and stereo camera) are linked and processed.Information is preliminary and subject to change for Ú.S. market.
Source - Mercedes-Benz