Business Traveller (India)



Showcased as a concept at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz EQC

nally entered production three years later to become the rst member of the EQ family of battery electric by the German automaker. Subsequent­ly, it became the rst all-electric luxury car to go on sale in India when it was launched in the country in 2020. Although the compact battery-electric crossover is based on the Mercedes-Benz GLC instead of being underpinne­d by a dedicated EV platform, it features the EQ family’s distinct design language characteri­zed by its rounded, slippery shape and the signature frontend styling. But unlike other EQ models, the EQC has a front grille like its combustion-engine counterpar­t. In typical Mercedes fashion, the cabin is bathed in luxurious materials and the design strikes a perfect balance between familiar styling and future-forward elements.

e electric SUV’s powertrain features two asynchrono­us motors, one on each axle to o er all-wheel drive. e pair of motors have a combined output of 408hp and 765Nm of torque, which is more than the twin-turbo V6-powered MercedesAM­G GLC43. e EQC has a big 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack, thanks to which the compact SUV o ers a claimed range of upwards of 450km. Despite its steep pricing, Mercedes was able to sell the rst batch in India in no time. Powertrain – Two asynchrono­us motors with a combined output of 408hp and 765Nm of torque

Range – 450km

0 to 100km/h – 5.1 seconds

Top speed – limited to 180km/h

Price - ₹ 99.30 lakh (ex-showroom)

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