Mercedes-Benz has introduced the EQ electric sub-brand last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Even then the car manufacturer claimed that the first production model isn’t too far away as it seems, though, we have to say that we haven’t expected it as soon as it’s going to happen. The testing vehicle you are looking at is the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Now, this is not the first time we see the compact electric crossover camouflaged. However, this is the very first time we have managed to catch the pre-production version.
The EQC has been spotted somewhere in Stuttgart. The crossover won’t go too far from home to be introduced. Mercedes will reportedly show the amazing high-riding vehicle in a few weeks at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The venue could easily host one more all-electric model from the same family. It’s not officially confirmed yet, though the latest reports indicate that the carmaker could also bring its first ever EQA hatchback.
In any case, both models will ride on the same MEA architecture. The platform is not just modular, but it also keeps the center of gravity very low because the battery goes exclusively in the floor. Plus, both axles can accommodate the electric motors. This will be the case with the Mercedes-Benz EQC as well.
The crossover will feature two electric motors, which will provide up to 400 horsepower. This will help the vehicle to speed up from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. As for the battery, well, the automaker has promised a 70-kWh option and at least 300 miles of range. Though, the compact crossover could get an optional battery with a larger capacity and longer drive range as an option.
The 2018 Geneva Motor Show starts on March 6, so we will know everything about the Mercedes-Benz EQC pretty soon.