Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing for the Electric EQC SUV in the U.S.
German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed the starting price of its U.S-bound EQC fully-electric SUV.
The long-range e-SUV was first unveiled over a year ago and its the first fully-electric model from Mercedes. Ahead of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker officially confirmed that it will be introduced in North America starting at $67,900.
When it goes on sale, the Mercedes-Benz EQC will also be eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit which brings the price even lower.
Compared to other vehicle in the segment, such as the Audi e-tron SUV, which is priced at $74,000 respectively, the price of the Mercedes Benz electric utility vehicle is relatively competitive to its rivals.
The EQC is also $1,600 cheaper than the electric Jaguar I-PACE and the price margin is even more drastic when compared to Tesla Model X, which starts at $84,000.
Other than the price, the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer refrained from commenting on additional specifications of the vehicle such as the EPA estimated range. Running on a full charge, we expect the car's battery pack will allow it to travel at least up to 200 miles.
The sleek interior of the EQC.
The automaker confirmed that EQC will be offered in three distinct trim levels. The entry-level variant is priced at $67,900 and will be called "Progressive" which will be followed by the mid-range "Premium" model priced at $72,270.
Both of these trims will be offered with two exclusive upholstery options and paint schemes. The more expensive models will be offered under the "Advanced" trim. Prices for this trim will start at $76,620 and for the extra money customers will get to select from three different options of paint and upholstery.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC will be powered an 80 kWh battery pack and will be capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in under 5.1 seconds.
For the U.S. market, the top speed will be limited to 112 mph. Power is sent to two asynchronous electric motors with one motor located on each axle, giving the EQC its all-wheel-drive setup.
The dual-motor, all-electric powertrain will produce 408 hp with a combined power output of around 560 lb-ft of peak torque.
The EQC will come equipped with DC fast charging capabilities and according to Mercedes, the battery pack can be recharged up to 80% in just 40 minutes.
The electric EQC is expected to hit dealer showrooms in early 2020.
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