Mercedes-Benz showed a concept all-electric SUV at the Paris Motor Show two years ago and the company has today unveiled the production version of that concept. The German auto giant introduced the Mercedes-Benz EQC today, it’s an all-electric SUV that boasts a range of 200 miles and touts 402 horsepower.
The SUV has been unveiled today at an event in Sweden where the company’s head Dieter Zetsche said that it’s the dawn of a new era for the iconic car manufacturer. The concept was announced with a 300-mile range but the production version will be capable of going 200 miles on a single charge. It’s lower than the base model of Tesla’s Model X that can do 237 miles.
The company does say that the 80kWh battery pack can be charged from 10 percent to 80 percent in 40 minutes using DC fast chargers. The EQC will be able to go from 0-60mph in 4.9 seconds on to an electronically limited top speed of 112mph. There’s one electric motor on each axle providing a combined 402 horsepower.
The SUV doesn’t skimp out on technology. It will come with the company’s new MBUX user interface which takes center stage on the dashboard with two 10.25 inch digital displays. Additional kit includes adaptive headlights, a driver assistance package, 64 color ambient lighting, heated seats, and 19 inch wheels.
Mercedes-Benz will start selling the SUV in the United States in 2020. It will start producing the SUV in Germany next year and will eventually start making units in China and the U.S. plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama as well. The price has not been confirmed yet.