Already available on the European market, the new Mercedes-Benz EQC is now available to order also across the Ocean, on the US market.

As the first fully electric Mercedes-Benz vehicle to launch globally under the new EQ brand, the EQC 400 4MATIC combines 100% electric power, torque and smoothness with all the comfort.

Arriving in U.S. dealerships in early 2020, the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC will start from $67,900.

The EQC features a drive system with compact electric drivetrains at each axle. To reduce power consumption, the electric drivetrains are configured differently: the front electric motor is optimized to achieve the highest efficiency in the low to medium load range, while the rear motor is designed to create a sporty driving experience. Together, they generate an output of 402 hp and a peak torque of 561 lb-ft.

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The centerpiece of the Mercedes-Benz EQC is the lithium-ion battery housed in the vehicle floor. With a total capacity of 80 kWh, the battery employs a sophisticated operating strategy to supply the vehicle with power. To ensure that the technical operating range is used to the maximum, the Mercedes-Benz EQC charges its batteries when on the move. When coasting or braking, the mechanical rotation is converted into electrical energy and used to charge the high-voltage battery (recuperation). During this process, both electric motors are used as generators. This achieves the maximum recuperative deceleration.

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. Standard feature highlights include DYNAMIC SELECT with EQ optimized drive modes, the revolutionary Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia and infotainment system with EQ optimized navigation, dual-10.25 inch digital displays with touchscreen, Mercedes Me Charge with 3 years service included, 64-color ambient lighting with “EQC” illuminated door sills, Active Brake Assist with autonomous emergency braking, Car-to-X Communication and LED Intelligent Light System Headlamps with adaptive highbeam assist.

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Production of the EQC started in 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. The new EQC will be integrated into ongoing series production as a fully electric vehicle, and the very latest production technologies will be employed. The all-new EQC will go on sale in the U.S. in early 2020.