Automakers are racing to develop better electric vehicles, with some companies investing billions into their endeavour and Mercedes is no different. Their entry into the electric SUV segment was recently spied testing in cold weather conditions by CarScoops.
Sitting on Daimler’s EVA architecture, the EQ C is rumored to be offered with various battery sizes when ordering books are open. We’re still in the dark with specifics, but the range-topping variant could take after the concept that was first revealed in 2016.
That example featured a pair of electric motors, which has a combined output of 402hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Good enough to rocket the EQ C from zero to 62mph in under five seconds. Of course electric range is just as important, if not more so, and the concept’s total battery capacity of over 70kWh is enough to give you a driving range of around 310 miles per charge.
If Mercedes can achieve those numbers with their first full-electric SUV then the EQ C could effectively compete against the upcoming Jaguar I-Pace, a crossover with an expected maximum range of 311 miles.
Production will start in 2019 and Mercedes will debut their offering at next year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.