Mercedes-Benz will launch itself into the electric crossover market with its 402-horsepower EQC early next year, the company announced Wednesday. The price of entry for Stuttgart’s new luxury EV will be $68,895, including destination.
As standard, the Mercedes EQC comes equipped with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system that displays EQ-specific functions such as range, charge status, and energy flow. 64-color ambient lighting, autonomous emergency braking, and high-beam assist.
The mid-level Premium gains an AMG Line body kit, a parking assistance package that includes a 360-degree camera, a wireless device charger, and wood trim in the cabin. Finally, Advanced trim builds on the first two with leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a full suite of electronic driving aids. Mercedes hasn’t released pricing information for the top two trims.
Three trim levels will be available at launch: Progressive, Premium and Advanced. Progressive and Premium tiers offer two paint and upholstery options, while three selections will be available for the Advanced tier. Standard features include dual 10.25-inch digital displays with touchscreen, Mercedes Me Charge with 3 years service included, 64-color ambient lighting with “EQC” illuminated door sills, active brake assist with autonomous emergency braking, Car-to-X Communication and LED lights with adaptive high-beam assist.
Mercedes EQC will be available in the showroom early next year.