Bonus Track 1: Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC: Electric Intelligence

Sep 14, 2019

The new Mercedes-Benz EQC (weighted power consumption: 20.8 - 19.7 kWh/100 km; weighted CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)[1] is the first Mercedes-Benz under the product and technology brand EQ. It systematically embodies the principle of "human-centred innovation", and makes e-mobility simple, reliable and convenient for the customer. The EQC combines the know-how from more than 130 years of automobile engineering with the mobility requirements of the future, and stands for Electric Intelligence.

To exploit the advantages of emission-free electric drive to the full, the developers of the first Mercedes-Benz vehicle under the new product and technology brand EQ decided on a completely newly developed drive system with intelligent control. Both the electric powertrains (eATS) and the battery were tailor-made for the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Tractive power is provided by an asynchronous motor at each axle. The asynchronous motors generate an output of 300 kW and a maximum combined torque of 760 Nm. The electric motor, a fixed-ratio transmission with a differential, the cooling system and the power electronics form a highly integrated, very compact unit.

The centrepiece of the Mercedes-Benz EQC is the lithium-ion battery arranged in the vehicle floor. With an energy content of 80 kWh (NEDC), it employs a sophisticated operating strategy to supply the vehicle with power, enabling an electric range of 445 - 471 km (NEDC).

[1] Power consumption and range have been determined on the basis of Regulation (EC) No. 692/2008. Power consumption and range depend on the vehicle configuration.

Long-term worry-free vehicle usage

Also available for the Mercedes-Benz EQC are optional, customer-friendly e-mobility services, which ensure long-term worry-free vehicle usage. These include the optional service packages “Maintenance Service”, “Pick-up & Delivery Service” and “Vehicle Warranty Extension”, as well as the "Wearing Parts package", which are already available on vehicle purchase.[2]

A "Holiday Mobility Package" will be available for the Mercedes-Benz EQC in Germany to coincide with the dealer premiere. This will enable customers to e.g. to make longer holiday journeys in regions that are not yet well equipped with a charging infrastructure, using a Mercedes-Benz rental vehicle with a conventional combustion engine.[3]

As standard the EQC is equipped with a water-cooled onboard charger (OBC) with a capacity of 7.4 kW, making it suitable for AC charging at home or at public charging stations. Charging at a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox is up to three times faster than at a domestic power socket. It is faster still with DC charging – which is standard for the EQC – for example via CCS (Combined Charging Systems) in Europe and the USA, CHAdeMO in Japan or GB/T in China. Depending on the SoC (status of charge), the EQC can be charged with a maximum output of up to 110 kW at an appropriate charging station. In this case the battery can be charged from 10 - 80 percent SoC in around 40 minutes.

The data at a glance



Electric motor rated output (kW)


Electric motor rated torque (Nm)


Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)


Top speed (km/h)[4]


CO2 emissions, weighted (g/km)


Total battery capacity (kWh)


Power consumption, weighted (kWh/100 km)


NEDC electric range (km)


WLTP electric range (km)


Charging time[5] at wallbox or at public charging station (AC charging) (h)


Charging time[6] at quick-charging station

(DC charging) (min)

approx. 40

Prices starting at (euros)[7]


[2] This package applies to Germany and the European markets, and may vary in other countries. 
[3] Other, country-specific EQC mobility solutions are planned for other European markets, and will be announced at a later stage. 
[4] Electronically governed 
[5] The charging times are for a 10-100% full charge at a Wallbox or public charging station (AC connection with at least 7.4 kW, 16 A per phase) 
[6] The charging times are for a 10-100% full charge at a DC quick-charging station with a supply voltage of 400V, current at least 300 A.
[7] Recommended retail prices for Germany including 19% VAT.