The EQC symbolizes the start of a brand new period of mobility at Daimler. With its flawless design, clear design and colourful highlights typical of the model, it’s a pioneer of the avant-garde electrical look, whereas representing the design idea of Progressive Luxurious. When it comes to high quality, security and luxury, the EQC is probably the most highly effective Mercedes-Benz car amongst electrical automobiles. These parts are accompanied by dynamic efficiency, thanks to 2 electrical motors on the entrance and rear axles with a mixed energy of 300 kW. Via an ingenious mining technique, the EQC has a preliminary vary of 450  kilometers (279 miles) in response to the European NEDC cycle. EQ additionally gives complete providers with Mercedes me and makes electromobility handy and appropriate for on a regular basis driving.
As the primary Mercedes-Benz mannequin beneath the brand new EQ product and know-how model, the Mercedes-Benz EQC options many design particulars and reflections from shade pioneers typical of the model. In and out, the EQC embodies the conceptual very best of progressive luxurious. This stems from the mixture of a hitherto unknown magnificence, the acutely aware confrontation of digital and analog parts in addition to the harmonious fusion of intuitive and bodily design.
Due to its muscular proportions, the CQE is assessed as a crossover SUV. The prolonged roofline and low-profile window format in addition to the coupe-shaped roof on the again place it visually between an SUV and an SUV coupe.
Star Automotive: Arrange a Nice Present with Night time Design
The massive black floor overlaying the headlights and the grille is exceptional on the entrance. Solely for the US market, the Mercedes star on the panel is illuminated at night time in a normal approach and may also be mixed for the primary time with the radar managed DISTRONIC. This ensures a very spectacular look at the hours of darkness. Night time design can also be distinctive because of the inclusion of fiber optic cable for the primary time. The crowning glory of the black panel offers a visible hyperlink with the Mercedes-Benz's attribute daytime operating lights. This creates an virtually uninterrupted horizontal strip of sunshine. The housing and tubes of the usual MULTIBEAM LED headlamps are in shiny black. The colour contrasts discreetly affirm that the mannequin belongs to the brand new EQ household: blue stripes on a white background and MULTIBEAM lettering additionally in blue.
The high-end inside of the EQC can also be pioneering the avant-garde electro look. An instance is the fluted fringe of the dashboard, which resembles the cooling ribs of a hi-fi amplifier. The dashboard is designed as a cockpit oriented in the direction of the driving force. The standard Mercedes-Benz wing profile is asymmetrical, with a cut-out within the driver's space. That is the place lies one of many visible highlights of the cockpit: a high-tech, high-gloss cassette housing flat air vents with rose-gold key-shaped baffles.
Powertrain: dynamic efficiency and effectivity
First Mercedes-Benz mannequin to be launched beneath the brand new model of EQ merchandise and applied sciences, the EQC is characterised by a model new improvement of the propulsion system with compact electrical transmissions at every axle. These give the EQC the driving traits of an all-wheel drive.
To scale back power consumption and improve dynamism, electrical drives are configured in another way: the entrance electrical motor is optimized for optimum efficiency in low to medium load ranges, whereas the rear determines the dynamism. Collectively, they generate an output of approx. 300 kW and a mixed most torque of 765 Nm.
Mercedes-Benz engineers improved sound consolation with quite a lot of measures. Within the EQC, the facility provide blocks are remoted by silentblocs in two locations: the facility provide connects to its subframe and the subframe connects to the physique. This efficient isolation is supplemented by insulation measures. The inside of the EQC is subsequently extraordinarily quiet.
The lithium-ion battery, with an influence of 80 kWh (NEDC), provides the car with power. The facility consumption and vary of electrical automobiles enormously is determined by the driving type. The EQC helps its driver with 5 driving packages, every with totally different options: COMFORT, ECO, MAX RANGE, SPORT and an individually adaptable program. In additional economical driving modes, the haptic accelerator pedal that encourages the driving force to save lots of power performs an essential position. The driving force can even affect the extent of restoration through the use of what are often known as paddles behind the steering wheel.
The ECO Help system presents the driving force full help when driving in a predictive method: by informing him of the suitable time to go away the accelerator, for instance as a result of the car is approaching a velocity restrict and features corresponding to freewheeling and particular management of restoration. For this function, the navigation knowledge, the popularity of the visitors indicators and the knowledge from the clever security assistants (radar and stereo digital camera) are linked and processed.
Load: versatile and quick
As normal, the EQC is provided with a water cooling system. Onboard Charger (OBC) with a capability of seven.four kW, which makes it suitable with the mains energy at house or in public charging stations.
Within the EU, the charging means of a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is as much as 3 times quicker than a family outlet; In america, the time financial savings when charging on a wallbox is even as much as eight occasions greater, as a result of right here the voltage on a family outlet is often 120 V. It’s even quicker with the load CC – which is normal for the EQC, with a plug tailored to the market, for instance by way of CCS (Mixed Charging Techniques) in Europe and the USA, CHAdeMO in Japan or GB / T in China. Relying on the SoC (state of cost), the EQC may be charged with a most energy of 110 kW on an appropriate charging station. It takes about 40 minutes to load 10 to 80% of the SoC (provisional figures).
Technical Knowledge 
|CO2 Emissions||zero g / km|
|Electrical energy Consumption (NEDC)||22.2 kWh / 100 km|
|Vary (NEDC)||over 450 km|
|Drive||2 asynchronous motors, all-wheel drive|
|Energy||300 kW (408 hp)  Peak torque||765 Nm|
|Most velocity||180 km / h (adjusted)  Acceleration from zero to 100 km / h||5.1 s|
|] Power content material of battery (NEDC)||80 kWh|
|Weight of battery||650 * kg|
|Size / Width (together with Mirrors) / Peak:||4761/1884 (2096) / 1624 mm  Width of monitor (FA / RA)||1625 / 1615 mm|
|Baggage compartment (relying on mounted gear)||approx. 500 L.|
|Empty weight / perm. GNP / payload (DIN)||2425 * / 2930/505 kg|
|Perm. load of the trailer for 12% of rise||1800 kg|
* Provisional knowledge
The multimedia system MBUX: with particular features on the EQC
The EQC is provided with the multimedia system revolutionary MBUX – Mercedes-Benz Consumer Expertise – which has many options particular to the equalizer such because the show of the vary, the state of cost and the stream of power. Optimized navigation for the equalizer, driving modes, charging present and begin time can be managed and adjusted by way of MBUX.
The MBUX display encompasses a particular equalization icon during which many equalization features are grouped collectively. In any other case, the consumer can entry the MBUX system's EQ menu immediately with the assistance of a key situated within the decrease left management panel. Via pure language recognition, particular EQ-specific voice management helps the driving force to make use of the EQC.
MBUX Inside Help: a good richer expertise
By recognizing motion, MBUX Inside Help brings additional intelligence to the inside. Because of progressive know-how, MBUX now helps occupants by making the varied consolation features and MBUX features even easier and extra intuitive. Inside Help works in non-contact mode and in daylight and in full darkness.
It permits the difference of the display content material as quickly as a hand approaches the contact display of the dashboard or the touchpad of the middle console, for instance. Particular person gadgets are highlighted based mostly on the presently lively menu. As well as, the system is ready to distinguish between the needs of the driving force and entrance passenger and subsequently is aware of for which seat to activate the heating of the seat, for instance.
A particular perform of Inside Help is the perform of private favorites. The driving force and entrance passenger can each program a favourite private perform that’s initiated utilizing one index and one main prolonged horizontally. On this method, any controllable management by way of MBUX may be saved for straightforward entry. A typical favourite command is "navigate me house". The system can also be capable of reliably detect whether or not it’s utilized by the driving force or the entrance passenger. It even signifies that they will every assign their very own favorites with the identical hand place.
There are different features that may be managed intuitively, with out it being essential to apply the corresponding gestures: At midnight, the studying lamp might be turned on. and change off by briefly extending your hand in the direction of the mirror, for instance. If the driving force advances to the (unoccupied) entrance passenger seat at midnight, it should routinely activate. This facilitates the seek for objects probably deposited on the seat. As quickly because the individual leaves the world, the sunshine goes out mechanically.
Sensible Providers: Relaxed Journeys from Begin to End
EQ with Mercedes offers me with full providers for immediately's and tomorrow's electrical mobility. An important new providers and features of the EQC whose advertising is deliberate are as follows:
Local weather management earlier than the entry: it ensures that the cockpit of the car is already on the desired temperature initially. It may be programmed immediately by way of MBUX or by way of the Mercedes me app. A classy system with a warmth pump and electrical superheaters pre-air-conditioning the inside.
Optimized EQ navigation all the time bases its calculation on the quickest route considering the shortest loading time and the topography. Route planning additionally dynamically responds to modifications and may happen each outdoors and on-board, ie outdoors (by way of the appliance). Mercedes me) and contained in the car. Because of optimized navigation for equalization, Mercedes-Benz clients can simply discover charging stations. Mercedes me Cost provides them handy entry to charging stations of many suppliers, even throughout nationwide borders. Clients profit from an built-in cost perform with easy billing.
Lively and Passive Security: EQC Particular Security Idea
The EQC is provided with Mercedes-Benz's newest era driving help methods. Within the driver help, these options embrace new options reminiscent of predictive velocity adjustment close to the tailback finish: when a tailback is detected, DISTRONIC Lively Distance Help reduces the velocity to about 100 km / h as a precaution. In a visitors jam on the freeway, the lane steerage system maintains the deconcentrated car to make room for the emergency providers.
Street high quality management additionally meets the very best necessities for passive security: along with the standard in depth program of crash checks, Mercedes-Benz applies notably stringent security requirements to the battery and all reside elements. These requirements exceed the authorized necessities. The car construction of the EQC has been tailored to the particular necessities of the electrical elements and the battery and is configured to realize the standard excessive degree of security. For instance, a brand new sub-frame surrounds the drive elements within the entrance, and this unit is supported by the standard mount factors.
Mechanical Battery Safety: The high-security design begins with the battery voltage set up place beneath the car flooring. The power storage unit is surrounded by a secure body that may take up power. Deformation parts are put in between the chassis and the battery and are capable of take up further forces within the occasion of a serious lateral influence. A battery safety situated on the entrance of the battery helps forestall overseas objects from piercing the power storage unit.
Excessive Voltage Electrical System Safety: Mercedes-Benz's in depth expertise in high-voltage drive methods has led to a multi-stage security idea that deploys within the occasion of an accident. The excessive voltage system routinely shuts down, reversibly or irreversibly, relying on the severity of the accident. There are additionally shutdown factors the place emergency crews can manually disable the excessive voltage system.
Exams: endurance checks worldwide
On the market launch, 200 prototypes and pre-production automobiles from the EQC could have complete exams overlaying a number of million kilometers out of 4 continents (Europe, North America, Asia and Africa). The check program consists of greater than 500 particular person exams. Like all Mercedes-Benz automobiles, the EQC has to emancipate from the demanding normal testing program. There are additionally particular checks for the electrical powertrain, the gasoline cell and the interplay of all powertrain elements.
In the course of the course of, the check specialists are capable of reap the benefits of the various outcomes of their numerical exams, used to make sure each car buildability and simulation, for instance, of conduct within the occasion of a collision, aerodynamics and NVH: noise, vibrations, hardness. As well as, quite a few checks have been carried out on many check benches on the Mercedes-Benz Know-how Middle in Sindelfingen. The ratio between digital and actual checks is about 35 to 65%.
Manufacturing: preparations are in full swing within the Bremen manufacturing unit
Manufacturing of the EQC will start in 2019 within the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing unit in Bremen. Preparations are already underneath means. The brand new EQC might be built-in with the continued mass manufacturing as a totally electrical car. We’ll use the newest manufacturing applied sciences.
A decisive innovation is the so-called battery junction middle the place the EQC undergoes a second "marriage" after the set up of two energy provide blocks within the hull. It’s right here that the EQCs are acknowledged as electrical fashions with the assistance of knowledge tags hooked up to the physique and outfitted with a battery. The physique is suspended from a so-called C-holder and positioned on a body. The help arms carry the battery to the ground of the car from under. An worker screens the automated lock in place.
In the meantime, the manufacturing of our personal batteries for the EQC begins within the enlarged battery manufacturing unit situated in Kamenz (close to Dresden).
Together with Bremen, Sino- The German manufacturing three way partnership Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd. (BBAC) can also be getting ready the beginning of manufacturing of EQC for the native market.