This month is all about electric cars with Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz all planning big debuts. Mercedes-Benz is the first of the three with the debut of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV, which debuted today. The 2020 EQC will not arrive in the US until some time in 2020, but when it does it will have a driving range around 200 miles.
The 2020 EQC is the first EQ model from the new sub-brand. The Mercedes-Benz EQC is about the same size as the GLC crossover. It features two electric motors, one on each axle that generate a combined 402 horsepower and 564 lb-ft. of torque. During most driving situations, only the front electric motor will power the EQC. Thanks to the 80 kWh, the EQC has a driving range around 200 miles, which is below rivals, like the Tesla Model X and the upcoming Audi e-tron. the EQC can reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 112 mph.
The EQC can be recharged using a standard 110-volt, but DC Fast Charging will charge the battery up to 80 percent in only 40 minutes. There are five different driving modes: Comfort, Eco, Max Range, Sport and Individual. There are also five braking recuperation modes that allow for one pedal driving.
Inside the EQC gets the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, which has the ability to learn thanks to artificial intelligence. With its predictive functions, MBUX can anticipate what functions the user would like. For instance, anyone who often telephones their mother on Tuesdays during the drive home will receive her telephone number as a suggestion on the display on this day of the week. Anyone who regularly switches over to a radio station with news at a certain time also receives this as a suggestion. If the navigation system detects a route frequently driven, navigation to this destination is already started in the background.
To keep everyone safe, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC also arrives with the latest driver assistance systems plus, Active Distance Assist Distronic and Active Brake Assist.