The automotive world is changing quickly and we can say it was about time to see an all-electric model from one of the most famous luxury carmakers in the world. Yes, we are talking about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC, which is the brand’s first EV crossover. The new model already had a premiere and it is expected to hit the market later in the year. Moreover, we already know most of the details about the drivetrain, performance, range and similar things and everything looks quite promising.
As we’ve just mentioned, we already know most of the details about the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC. It will be a compact but also spacious crossover, which will offer impressive amounts of luxury, along with plenty of space, great sound insulation and quite respectable acceleration. It won’t be as fast as the Model X, but it will certainly be far more luxurious. Base models should go under 70.000 dollars.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, the “C” in the model’s name clearly indicates that we are talking about a compact car. You can look at it as an electric version of the GLC. Moreover, the two models feature the same wheelbase. Still, the all-electric nature of this model will bring benefits to interior space. So, this one is expected to offer more legroom actually. More importantly, the German carmaker promises that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC will be super quiet. Electric powertrains are already quiet as elevators, so we presume the focus will be on the road and wind noise. If we consider that MB already does a fantastic job in this aspect, the is no doubt that the new EQC will be as impressive.
In terms of the styling, this crossover looks both new and familiar. It features recognizable MB shape but packed in a completely new design language that should characterize all the upcoming EV models from this company. Compared to the current internal-combustion lineup, everything looks more rounded. Moreover, the front face may look as it takes some inspiration from older-generation Japanese hybrid cars. However, the overall look is far better than that and we can say that 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC definitely won’t have any trouble in finding new owners, at least from the aesthetical standpoint.
When it comes to interior design, this is a typical MB model. This means you may count on loads of luxury. The dashboard comes in a quite futuristic manner and despite the clean and quite simplistic layout, it is actually full of details, which keep this dash very interesting. Of course, you may count on a couple of large screens, which makes everything look more upscale. The whole cabin is actually full of advanced tech goodies, which have a highly positive impact on the overall opulence.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC will be a very spacious and comfortable car, despite it’s essentially a compact crossover. Besides plenty of legroom, the company also promises excellent sound insulation. Also, we have no doubt that the list of standard equipment will be really impressive.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Drivetrain and Performances
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC will come with a couple of electric motors, one for each axle. The total output goes around 402 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, which is something that promises pretty solid performances. This amount of power will be enough to move EQC from zero to sixty in just 4.8 seconds, though we have to say that this crossover will be more about the comfort that performances. Still, a large 80-kWh battery is positioned very low and provides a low center of gravity. So, you may count on decent dynamics as well.
The battery pack will probably max rang of 280 miles, according to the manufacturer. We presume that real-life numbers will be slightly lower, but still better compared to key rivals, Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace.
Of course, another important thing about electric cars is the number of charging and recharging options. At this point, we know that all models will come standard 7.4-kW onboard charger and a 240-volt Level 2 AC charger. This means that you will need around 10-12 hours to fully-recharge this crossover in your garage. On the other side, we know that the company will offer a fast-charging option as well. It will allow you to recharge 80% of the battery in just 40 minutes.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Release Date and Price
Although we are still waiting for the exact date, there is no doubt that the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC will come in the next couple of months. When it comes to the price, the latest reports suggest that base models will go around 69.000 dollars. As we already mentioned, models like Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace should be key rivals, as well as slightly bigger Tesla Model X.