2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Release Date: On hold
Estimated Price: N/A
  • All-new five-passenger electric SUV
  • MBUX infotainment system is standard equipment
  • Originally planned for 2021 in the US but now delayed
Contact your local dealers about upcoming availability and pricing details.
  • 2021

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC video

[MUSIC PLAYING] ALISTAIR WEAVER: Here at the Paris Auto Show, we finally got our hands on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC. Now EQ stands for electric intelligence. It's the first of a blitz of new electric cars from the three-pointed star. On sale next year, it'll do battle with the Jaguar I-PACE and Audi's new e-tron. We price them around $80,000. Let's take a look. [MUSIC PLAYING] If you're honest about it, the EQC doesn't really look like an electric car, and that's kind of the point. We're moving out of an era where people need to shout about their eco credentials. The point is that they're becoming more normal, more mainstream, if you like. Although that slightly controversial nose treatment that I'm no fan of is something that we'll see on more EQ cars going forwards, as Mercedes tries to differentiate it visually from the GLC and other gas-powered alternatives. Inside, it's much more traditional Mercedes fare, with attention focusing on this long digital strip. And overall, the quality is excellent. There's also plenty of space. The EQC employs two electric motors, one in either axle, to deliver all-wheel drive. It's got 402 horsepower, 564 pounds-feet of torque, so it will be quick. We reckon 0 to 60 in under five seconds. Now when Mercedes originally announced it, they said the range would be about 200 miles, which was, frankly, disappointing. Now they're saying, though, it could be anything up to 279 miles. Which is true? Well, we'll have to test it to find out. [MUSIC PLAYING]

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQC | First Look | Paris Auto Show