Mercedes-Benz EQC Flashes Its Face Before September 4 Unveiling

Mercedes-Benz has offered the world a glimpse of its all-electric EQC, set to premiere in Stockholm, Sweden on September 4th.

The electric SUV has been in the works for three years and will be the first vehicle in the marque’s EQ range to reach showrooms.

The German manufacturer has been surprisingly open with the vehicle’s development in recent months, offering us a host of images and videos of prototypes testing around the world. This teaser video from Twitter offers a glimpse of the vehicle’s front fascia without any camouflage limiting the view.

The most intriguing design element of the EQC will be the LED daytime running lights that stretch around the outside edge of the headlights and are connected by a horizontal LED stripe directly above the front grille.

During a recent press release detailing the vehicle’s development, Mercedes-Benz revealed that it has been testing 90 prototypes and 30 pre-production prototypes, covering millions of kilometers of real-world testing on four different continents.

Mercedes has remained coy on the EQC’s specifications, but the Generation EQ concept, on which the EQC is based, arrived with a pair of electric motors delivering a combined 402 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. Driving these motors was a 70 kWh lithium-ion battery pack offering a range of up to 310 miles (500 km).

Last, but definitely not least, Mercedes-Benz will enjoy a slight edge over Audi by unveiling the EQC almost two weeks earlier than the long-awaited Audi e-tron.

  • Mike anonymous

    I’m not really all that excited to be honest,. but also I wanted to point out that this Mercedes is not your “first” electric vehicle (variation of an existing model or a standalone model).

    • bxniels0

      Are you referring to the B-Class or the SLS (the blue one)? Curious to know if there was an earlier one than those.

      • Mike anonymous

        BlueZERO used to be (if I remember correctly) the Mercedes Benz “Plug-In Hybrid/Electric/Fuel-Cell brand” and they had sub brands such as F-Cell & E-Cell. Some of their vehicles did just alright, but never really garnered much popularity or any major successes.

        It seems that with the EQ brand things will be different this time. Again I’m not all that excited for it, but that does not mean that things aren’t looking (more hopeful) for Mercedes (regarding entering the EV space) this time around.

    • Matt

      The tweet specifies it’s the first electric vehicle under their new EQ brand (the B-Class EV was branded as a Mercedes).

      • Mike anonymous

        Ok. Well I have been very confused by the entire “EQ” brand from Mercedes. Technically the prior electric brand that Mercedes used to have was “E-Cell”.

        If I understand correctly it is a Mercedes Benz vehicle under the EQ brand. This would be a Mercedes brand in the same way “AMG” is a Mercedes Brand. Mercedes Also used to have the F-Cell & E-Cell brands during the 2000’s but they never really caught on.

        It is not their first electric vehicle, but you are right in that it is the first under their new EQ brand name.

  • PK

    Looks stunning! Can’t wait!

  • Kagan

    Get rid of the ligthstrip acroos the grill!

  • Shtekeris

    Seriously, how hard it is to just use existing design and provide existing looks with electric option? Electric G wagen, S Class, everything – YAY! Instead we will have another weird looking electric vehicle.

    • Dennis James

      I kind of agree. But they will argue that electric vehicles need entirely new platforms, built from scratch, to extract maximum efficiency. Some companies (I think BMW is one of them) already begun building platforms optimized for both thermal engine and electric engine cars at the same time, so that they could build both types of cars on the same assembly line. The way to go, I would say.

  • Dennis James

    Probably the first real Tesla competitor.

    • Bash

      Yeah, I can’t wait to see it in real life.

  • DanSemering

    Audi E-tron vs EQC ….can not wait!

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