Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has announced yet another first of its kind today, the first-ever, fully-electric EQC now available in our country as the EQC400 AMG Line, starting from an estimated RM390,000. The Mercedes-Benz EQS450+ was also launched today, from RM698,888, alongside the EQB350 4MATIC from an estimated RM330,000.
The EQS450+ may be the grandest EQ model introduced today, but the EQC is actually the first fully electric production vehicle by Mercedes-Benz.
The EQC400 indicates its electric nature upon arrival with blue lighting on its headlights equipped with Multibeam LED technology. At the rear, the tailgate is struck through with a taillight strip that stretches from one side to the other. Like the EQS, the EQC400 weighs close to 2.5-tonnes as well – probably heavier if it weren’t for the modular-designed battery pack weighing 655 kg.
- 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheel
- AMG Line bodykit
- Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
The EQC400 gets its power from two electric motors, one in the front and rear, to drive all four wheels. The electric motors get their power from an 80 kWh battery, capable of returning up to 437 km of electric driving range.
With 11kW AC charging, it takes approximately 7.5 hours to fully charge the EQC although with 110 kW DC fast charging, it’ll take just 40 minutes to get the EQC up to 80% charged.
- Max Power: 408 hp
- Max Torque: 760 Nm
- 0 to 100 km/h: 5.1 seconds
- Top Speed: 180 km/h
- Consumption: 21.3 – 25 kWh/100km
Inside the cabin is furnished by items that may seem familiar to you; such as the steering wheel design, centre console and air-con panel seen in current Mercedes-Benz vehicles but it stops there.
You get a horseshoe-like dashboard that extends into the textured door panels. Take a closer look and you’d also notice that the air vent design is different from current Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
- Nappa leather sport steering with shift paddles
- Dual 10.25-inch displays, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
- Man-made Nappa leather dashboard
- Head up display
- Burmester Surround Sound System
- Wireless charging
- 2x USB-C
- Electronically adjustable front seats
- Driving Assistance Package
- Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
- Parking Package with 360-degree view
- Active Parking Assist