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The ultimate version of the first all-electric car from Mercedes-Benz has finally been revealed. The Mercedes-Benz EQC, an all-wheel drive electric SUV with up to 200 miles of range, was officially announced Tuesday, nearly two years after the original concept SUV debuted at the Paris Motor Show. It was unveiled at an event in Sweden where Dieter Zetsche, the head of Mercedes-Benz, called it the “dawn of a new era” for the company.
Fully known as the Mercedes-Benz EQC400 4MATIC, the EQC will go on sale in the US in 2020. Pricing has not been announced. Production will start in 2019 in Germany, and will eventually spread to China and potentially to the company’s US plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama down the road.
While Mercedes-Benz teased a range of around 300 miles with the concept version, the production EQC will only be capable of traveling around 200 miles on a full charge — notably short of other luxury electric SUVs like the Jaguar I-Pace (240 miles) or the base version of the Tesla Model X 75D (237 miles). (Audi’s forthcoming electric E-Tron SUV is supposed to reach close to 250 miles, as is BMW’s electric iX3 SUV.) Mercedes-Benz says it will be possible to charge the 80kWh battery pack from 10 percent to 80 percent in 40 minutes using DC fast chargers.
It might be a little light on range compared to the competition, but the EQC is otherwise packed to the sunroof with features. The SUV uses Mercedes-Benz’s slick new MBUX user interface / infotainment system, which dominates the dashboard thanks to two 10.25-inch digital displays. Heated seats, 19-inch wheels, rose gold accents, and adaptive headlights are all standard. Optional features include 64-color ambient lighting and Mercedes-Benz’s driver assistance package.
The EQC will be a tick slower than the I-Pace, and on par with the Model X 75D, making it from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds. Its top speed is also electronically limited to 112mph (the Model X has a limited top speed of 155mph, while the I-Pace tops out at 124mph). But it otherwise sounds generally quick, with 402 horsepower coming from the two electric motors (one on each axle).