Mercedes-Benz EQC 400

Mercedes-Benz EQC 400


$144,470

Drive Away

0-100 km/h
5.1s
Real Range
370 km
Consumption
21.4 kWh/100km

7.6Mojo Score
Our Verdict of the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400

The EQC is a premium EV SUV by a legacy car manufacturer known for its excellence in quality. It delivers on all fronts and provides both a decent range and performance in a luxurious package.

Driving Range
7.5
Efficiency
6.5
Performance
8.0
Value for Money
8.5
PROS
  • Quiet Cabin
  • Decent range
  • Free charging for 5 years
CONS
  • Packaged around an ICEV
  • Smaller boot than competitors
  • Slow charging speed (type-2)
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 Summary Review

Despite being around since 1926, Mercedes-Benz has been decidedly late to the EV party. While there was the previous-gen B-Class Electric Drive, it was more of a toe-in-the-water effort and was never officially offered in Australia. Instead, the EQC400 represents Mercedes-Benz’s first concerted effort at making a true BEV.

Although based on a legacy ICEV (sharing the underpinnings from the GLC) the EQC is a remarkably competent crossover SUV. With twin motors and all-wheel drive, the Mercedes-Benz EQC400 can do the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 5.1 seconds. The combined output of the motors is a respectable 300 kW, with 760 Nm of torque on tap too.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC has an 85 kWh battery and a claimed range of 464km, which translates to 370km of real-world range. This is greater than both the Audi e-tron 50 and e-tron 55 but doesn’t match the Tesla Model X, which boasts a claimed range of 630km (470km real range) for the Long Range Plus variant.

However, the Mercedes-Benz EQC aims to score points with brand value. And with the EQC, they’re not just resting on the Merc name to win fans. There is a visible effort that has been put in to ensure it looks, feels and rides as a Mercedes-Benz should.

The interior is not merely a carbon copy of the GLC it is based on. The EQC gets Mercedes-Benz’s Siri-like voice assistant, along with the class-leading MBUX infotainment system. Wherever possible, materials are of high quality, and noise within the cabin is kept to an absolute minimum thanks to the use of even more sound-deadening materials. Overall, the EQC lives up to the premium badge it trades on.

The EQC also provides owners with a five-year Chargefox subscription. This allows complimentary recharging at all Chargefox ultra-rapid and fast-charging stations across Australia. The EQC comes with both type-2 and CCS fast-charge compatibility, allowing recharges at all other stations, while a home wall-box will offer full juice in around 12 hours.

The EQC is a sure sign of more positive BEV models from Mercedes-Benz. Although based on the GLC platform it shines as a Mercedes-Benz EV in its own right. At $144,470 driveaway, it’s also cheaper than its main rivals in Australia — namely the Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-tron and Tesla Model X.

 Performance

Power

300 kW

Torque

760 Nm

0-100 km/h

5.1s

Top Speed

180 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

85.0 kWh

Claimed Range

464 km

Claimed Efficiency

197 Wh/km

Consumption

21.4 kWh/100km

Real Range

370 km

Real Efficiency

214 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

12 hrs 45 min

Charge Speed

29 km/h

Charge Power

7.4 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

35 min

Fastcharge Speed

440 km/h

Fastcharge Power

112 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

SUV

Seating Capacity

5 Seats

Drive Type

AWD

Cargo Space

500 Litres

Max Cargo Space

1,060 Litres

ANCAP Rating

5 Star

ANCAP Report

 Warranty

Warranty

5 Years

Warranty km

Unlimited km

Battery Warranty

8 Years

Battery Warranty km

160,000 km

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