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Due to the lack of an ICE, most electrics feature both a front and rear trunk. However the EQ C lacks this feature as under the bonnet you'll find a front drive module. This houses the motor and single speed transmission together, which sits in a cradle that's isolated with rubber mounts. This was done as a way of streamlining production, as it doesn't require Mercedes to create a totally different layout than its current models.
 

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this should have positive effects on reliability because there's less happening and they have a larger number of vehicles to analyze for issues that won't be exclusive to certain models
however, if something does go wrong, it can go equally as bad.
 

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If it means less turn around time for orders and quicker repairs then this was clearly the right way to go. Although it changes from model to model, I've always found the front truck to be largely unhelpful anyways.
 

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Yeah they have never offered much in terms of utility to begin with, so I don't think its a big area of concern. We'll have to wait on official cargo area specs to see how the EQC compares to rivals.
 

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Mercedes Benz has other models to fill that void and as we see more EV's come to market that will prove to be true, its one advantage Mercedes has over most others.
 

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So long as boot space is comparable, I doubt that most owners will even notice. This universal design approach could very well make the difference when it comes to keeping up with production.
 

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Fact is the EQ C has to be versatility and apparently to fit that requirement it will be coming with 500-liters in rear cargo space, segment constraints are a big one and MB is subject to it.
 

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500 liters of rear cargo space is less than both the I-Pace and Model X. Mercedes isn't making it easy for buyers to choose this over any of the other upcoming electric SUV's.
 

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I think its enough for the average consumer that doesn't need to carry much, if they have real cargo demands, Mercedes has bigger SUV's to support that.
 

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I think people will gladly sacrifice a bit of a utility if it means less maintenance and cheaper running costs. All of these premium electric SUV's are very comparable in terms of price and performance, so its going to boil down to brand preference.
 

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Essentially people buy these for the seating more than anything else, comfort is #1 and the rest are secondary. Anyone really pressed for cargo space can get a roof top or hitch mounted carrier.
 

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That's a sure fire way to reduce the range of an EV that's already less than most rivals. The cabin design of the EQ C is one of its strongest components however.
 

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That's where brand perception comes in and changes the game with range, a Mercedes loyalist won't mind giving up 15% extra range or anyone wanting only what Mercedes can provide.
 
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