New Special Edition Mercedes Electric SUV Unveiled

by David Mowatt

At the recent New York Auto show earlier this week, we got the first glimpse of the upcoming special edition Mercedes electric SUV, the EQC Edition 1886.

German automaker Mercedes-Benz debuted the EQC Edition 1886, a special early edition of the electric SUV slated to hit the market later this year, much to the surprise of fans eagerly awaiting the release of the already impressive standard EQC that debuted last September.

In their most recent press release, Mercedes described the electric SUV in great detail, stating:

“Carefully coordinated elements on the exterior and interior are among the optional extras for the EQC Edition 1886. The black panel radiator grille with louvres and edging in high-gloss black ensure a particularly exclusive character on the exterior. The EQC Edition 1886 is available exclusively in metallic high-tech silver. Further individual features include the high-gloss black badge with special EQC Edition 1886 lettering on the mudguard and the 10-spoke 20-inch light-alloy wheels in high-gloss black with white decorative elements.

 

“The exclusive appeal continues in the interior, for example with the new seat designs with upholstery in ARTICO man-made leather/ DINAMICA microfibre in indigo blue and black. A special EQC Edition 1886 lettering is embroidered into the seat backrests. The lettering can also be found as a badge on the centre console. This level of detail is also evident in the specific trim elements in silver matrix look as well as the floor mats with the ‘EQC’ embroidery.”

Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales, added:

“The EQC is the pioneer of our future Mercedes-Benz EQ vehicle portfolio. For the market launch, the EQC Edition 1886 serves as a reminder of the invention of the first automobile and we are emphasizing the pioneering spirit that sustains and characterises us today more than ever. Back then, we were the ones to first revolutionise individual mobility. The EQC now once again marks the departure into a new era. An era in which electric mobility is reliable, simple and at the same time exciting. The EQC Edition 1886 not only stands for progressive design, exciting driving dynamics and a range more than suitable for daily use, it also stands for intelligent additional services that anticipate and fulfil the driver’s needs. Long-term, worry-free vehicle use is the focus here.”

Specifications for the special edition EQC are as follows:

CO2 emissions0 g/km
Electric energy consumption (NEDC)20.8 – 19.7 kWh/100 km[3]
Range (NEDC)445 – 471 kmiii
Drive system2 asynchronous motors, all-wheel drive
Output300 kW (408 hp)
Peak torque760 Nm
Top speed180 km/h (governed)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.1 s
BatteryLithium-ion
Battery capacity (NEDC)80 kWh
Battery weight652 kg
Length/width (incl. mirrors)/height:4,761/1,884 (2,096) /1,623 mm
Track width (FA/RA)1,625/1,615 mm
Wheelbase2,873 mm
Luggage compartmentapprox. 500 l
Kerb weight/perm. GVW/payload2,495/2,940/445 kg
Perm. trailer load for 12% uphill gradient1,800 kg

According to Mercedes, the EQC Edition 1886 will be available for order “soon” in Germany and other markets in Western Europe.

Source: Daimler

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