The fully-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has entered production in Germany ahead of an imminent global launch with an Australian release later this year.
The EQC is being built at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, Germany. It’s produced on the same line as the C-Class sedan and estate as well as the GLC and GLC Coupe.
Mercedes-Benz says its investment in Industry 4.0 solutions (high-tech mobile and autonomous equipment, Big Data, and artificial intelligence) allows the company to build vehicles with various drive systems according to market demand. Essentially, it helps maximise the capacity at the plant.
European buyers can already order the EQC400 4Matic along with a special 1886 launch edition, prices are listed at €71,281 and €84,930 respectively. When converted to Australian dollars the base car comes in at $114,466 while the launch edition hits $136,384.
Australian specs and pricing for the EQC are yet to be confirmed, however, the base model is estimated to sit somewhere around $150,000.
Looking at the other important numbers, the EQC400 will offer 300kw and 765Nm sent to an all-wheel drive system that uses dual electric motors at the front and rear axles.
A full charge of the 80kWh battery pack can provide a driving range of 445-471km (according to the combined NEDC cycle).
Mercedes-Benz claims a 0-100km/h sprint time of 5.1 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 180km/h.
The EQC is expected to arrive in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2019, full specs and pricing will be announced in the lead up to the local launch.
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