The Mercedes-Benz All-Electric EQC 400 4Matic

An electric SUV with 402 horsepower and 564 pounds of torque1

The interior of the EQC is quiet. Well, it would be if the rain would let up. But the whir of electric motors has all but been eliminated from the cabin. Mercedes actually created subframes to detach the powerplants from the main body of the car. The automaker might have built an electric SUV in the EQC 400 4Matic, but first, it made sure it built a luxury vehicle worthy of its three-pronged star logo.

During the drive to grandma’s (or wherever you go on road trips), the EQC 400 4Matic combines the fun torque of an EV with the posh driving style of a Mercedes. It has 402 horsepower and 564 pounds of torque and can hit 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds. The engineers wanted quick EV acceleration without any neck-snapping. The EQC still goes fast from a standstill, but it’s been tamed ever so slightly during the takeoff. The steering is tight without any twitchiness and cornering was about on par with other Mercedes SUVs. Those batteries do lower the vehicle’s center of the vehicle of gravity. Unfortunately, the tradeoff is added weight. The EQC attempts to find a middle ground.

Source: Mercedes

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