Mercedes-Benz is stepping into the world of fully-electric SUVs with its EQC, and now HYPEBEAST ZH has gotten up-close with the marque’s flagship model.
This EQC 400 4MATIC — which received a launch commercial starring The Weeknd — will be Mercedes-Benz’s first major attempt at delivering a fully-electric model. It takes on the likes of Tesla’s Model X, Jaguar’s I-PACE and Audi’s e-tron, aiming to dominate the market of luxury four-door EV SUVs with its meticulously engineered and archetypically minimalist German design approach.
Developers of the EQC made an all-new electric power system and battery for the SUV, providing 408 BHP and 562 lb-ft of torque. Combined, the power will propel the car from 0-60 MPH in just 4.9 seconds, continuing on to its electronically-limited top speed of 112 MPH.
Mercedes-Benz’s EQC was aimed to connect with the luxurious nature we’ve come to expect from the marque, eschewing the typical high-performance approach we see in its rival offerings. Instead, the EQC features a host of sound-proofing materials to ensure that the cabin is as quiet as possible when on the road. It’s packed with technology and captures a sleek, contemporary look that elevates the brand’s iconic design language, which can all be seen in the exclusive images above.
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