According to the reports from the German automaker, the announced 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is delayed for 2021. The EQC will be the first of the new EV line, which will count a total of ten models. The pretty little SUV will be roughly the same size as the ongoing GLC, and it will produce 402 hp and 561 lb-ft to all four wheels.
The initial release date was set for this year, but it is delayed until the first quarter of next year. The main reason for this delay is a strong demand for electric vehicles in the European markets. Also, the European parliament will mandate a 37.5% reduction of new-car emissions. One thing is sure, the sales of the premium EVs have at the top right now.
Besides the Tesla models, we can see significant improvement in the sales of other companies as well. Therefore, the Mercedes wants to be sure that the upcoming vehicle offers quality, and impressive performance, before the official release.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Motors, Driving Range
The forthcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC will use two electric motors, which produce 402 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. According to the German automaker, the 0-60 mph acceleration will be 4.8 seconds. The all-electric model comes with an 80-kWh battery, that should provide a driving range of 280 miles. However, this range is rated by the New European Driving Cycle. For the US EPA cycle, the EQS will return approximately 10-20% lower results.
The first of ten electric Bimmers will be built in Bremen, Germany. Recently, the factory expanded its capacity, which will greatly benefit the company’s future electric strategy. Moreover, the EQC will ride on the company’s unique platform, which will underpin most of Mercedes’s EVs in the future.
The cabin of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC is one of the most interesting parts of the model. It will deliver most of the recognizable Mercedes-style features and design. However, the electric EQC delivers a subtle touch of futuristic design as well. You can expect a redesigned dash and seats of the covered by recycled materials. On top of that, the interior colors are more sparkling, with signature copper vents.
Front seats are mounted high enough, just like on any regular SUV. On the other hand. the rear seats suffer the EV nature of the EQC. Well, the wheelbase is short, and you can’t expect much room in the back, beside the battery and all of that. Another downside of this model is that it doesn’t offer front trunk whatsoever.
But, one of the nicest features is a free-floating widescreen console, which controls the infotainment system. The widescreen console is made of two 10.2-inch display. Furthermore, the company claims that the EQC will be amazingly quit, with the additional steps in insolation the cabin from the outside noise.
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC Price and Competition
2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC comes with a starting price of around $70,000, including destination charges. The new release date is the first quarter of 2021.
As for the competition, the EQC will fight with the vehicles like Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, and Tesla Model X. Of course, besides the Model X, there’s also more affordable Model Y. On top of that, Volvo’s upcoming XC40 Recharge will be one of the rivals.