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Mercedes-Benz EQC

Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

The EQC is the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be launched under the EQ brand.

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 dual electric motors at the front and rear axles.

A sophisticated operating strategy enables an electric range of 255 miles. EQ also offers comprehensive services with Mercedes me, and makes electromobility convenient and suitable for day-to-day motoring.

As the first Mercedes-Benz model under the new product and technology brand EQ, the EQC has many trailblazing design details and colour highlights typical of the brand. Both inside and out, the model embodies the design idiom of Progressive Luxury. This arises from the combination of beauty, the conscious clash 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 SUV. The extended roofline and window layout with a low waistline and the coupé-like roof recess at the rear visually position it between an SUV and an SUV coupé. Perfect for a family then, dads!

A striking feature at the front is the large black-panel surface enclosing the headlamps and grille. The black panel is bordered at the top by an optical fibre as a visual link between the torch-like daytime running lamps as a typical Mercedes-Benz feature. At night this creates an almost uninterrupted, horizontal light band.

The inner housings and tubes of the standard MULTIBEAM LED headlamps are in high-gloss black. Contrasting colour highlights discreetly confirm the model’s membership of the new EQ family: blue stripes on a black background, and MULTIBEAM lettering also in blue.

The high-quality interior of the EQC also pioneers an avant-garde electro-look. One example is the ribbed edge of the instrument panel, which resembles the cooling ribs of a hi-fi amplifier. The instrument panel is designed as a driver-oriented cockpit.

The typical 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 cassette housing flat air vents with key-shaped, rosé-gold coloured louvres.

So, guys, if you’re after a safe, electric family car that’ll seat five-up – and get you around in luxurious splendour, then you need to have the EQC on your shopping list. To find out more about this all-electric Mercedes-Benz, click here.

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