9.5.2019Mercedes Benz EQC available to order in UK
The Mercedes Benz EQC is now available to order in the UK, with prices and specifications confirmed for the pure-electric SUV.
Four trim levels are on offer, with an additional two special editions available at launch. Pricing starts from £65,640, though that figure does not include the £3,500 UK Plug-in Car Grant that the EQC will surely qualify for.
Buyers will get a range of 259 miles (WLTP) on a single charge thanks to an 80 kWh battery, and 300 kW (408hp) and 765 Nm of torque from twin electric motors, one placed on each axle for all-wheel drive. Those figures are good for a 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds, while the Mercedes Benz EQC is unusual for an electric car in that it's also able to tow.
Charging is carried out through a CCS inlet, with a 7.4 kW on-board charger dealing with home and fast public charging. Rapid charging can deal with up to 110 kW where chargers allow.
Entry level trim includes features such as the excellent MBUX infotainment system, which has been tailored so that it can suggest long-distance routes based on the shortest charging time.
First deliveries are due in July, with orders being taken now. Prices vary from £65,640 for the EQC Sport, to £79,260 for the EQC Edition 1886 model.