Mercedes-EQC and EQB previewed at EQS launch

KUALA LUMPUR: The EQC 400 4MATIC and EQB 350 4MATIC were previewed at the launch of the EQS today.

The EQC will launch in September, while the EQB will roll out in October, tentatively priced at RM390,000 and RM330,000 respectively.

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The EQC 400 4MATIC is the pioneer of the brand’s electric vehicle generation.

The EQC features the AMG Line exterior and AMG bodystyling, further finessed with a 20-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, aluminium-look running boards with rubber studs, MULTIBEAM LED headlights, and Windscreen wipers with rain sensors.

The cabin is specified with the AMG Line interior that includes DIRECT SELECT shift paddles.

The Interior Light package is also installed, and an Aluminium-look trim with the Multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather and the Dashboard in man-made nappa leather look with the upholstery in leather black.

Enhancing the comfort are heat and noise-insulating acoustic glass, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function and a 4-way lumbar support.

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It also includes the KEYLESS-GO Comfort package, featuring KEYLESS-GO, HANDS-FREE ACCESS and EASY-PACK tailgate.

Coupled with the KEYLESS GO starting function and EASY-PACK load compartment cover.

As standard, the EQC comes with THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, ambient lighting, AMG floor mats, roof liner in black fabric, roller sunblinds in left and right rear doors and wireless charging for mobile devices.

The vehicle also includes a Stowage Space package, twin USB charging ports in the rear (Type C) and a 12V socket on the left of the luggage compartment.

The EQC’s lithium-ion battery weigh 655kg and offers high power density to provide a usable energy content of 80kWh (WLTP).

This is made possible by a modular system design with two modules of 48 cells and four modules of 72 cells, allowing the battery to be installed in the vehicle floor for a favourable centre of gravity.

The EQC features an alternating current charging system of up to 11kW and a direct current charging system of up to 110kW.

A 5m charging cable for wallbox and public charging stations is part of the package.

Also in the mix are acoustic ambient protection and DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes.

The EQC comes with a Driving Assistance package which includes the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, PRE-SAFE system and Active Steering Assist.

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The vehicle is also equipped with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and URBAN GUARD vehicle protection, which features an anti-theft alarm system and an interior monitoring system from the driver’s Mercedes me app.

Also included is the Parking Package with 360-degree camera that includes a 360° camera and Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC.

The EQB comes with Mirror package that offers automatically dimming exterior mirror on the driver’s side and the rear-view mirror, and also features electrically folding outside mirrors and surround lighting in the exterior mirror.

As standard includes a tyre pressure monitoring system, TIREFIT, knee airbag for driver and the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system.

For infotainment, the EQC provides the latest MBUX multimedia system, a head-up display and MBUX Interior Assistant.

The hi-fi system onboard is from Burmester. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported.

Mercedes-Benz says the EQC rolls off the factory floor ready for such services as navigation and live traffic information services.

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The EQB 350 4MATIC is the first luxury electric vehicle available as a seven-seater.

The two seats in the third row can be used by people up to 1.65 metres tall, and child seats can also be fitted there.

The EQB offers a generous amount of space and a maximum boot capacity of 1,710 litres, thanks to having the long wheelbase of the GLB (2,829mm).

The backrests of the seats in the second row can be adjusted in several stages as standard, and this row features fore/aft adjustment.

The EQB also features Electric Art and is complemented further with 19-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels.

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The vehicle also includes polished aluminium roof rails, LED High Performance headlamps, surround lighting with projection of brand logo, and the vehicle key set (one key in rosé gold) and the standard Windscreen wipers with rain sensors.

After the EQA (link), the EQB is the second all-electric compact car from Mercedes-EQ.

It will be introduced with an alternating current charging system of up to 11kW and a direct current charging system of up to 100kW.

Like the EQC, the EQB will also include a 5m charging cable for wallbox and public charging station and will also have acoustic ambient protection. The vehicle is fitted with Comfort suspension and DYNAMIC SELECT.

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The EQB is installed with an intelligent navigation system that contributes to the journey. It calculates the fastest route to the destination, taking into account maximum charging power and the duration of possible charging stops.

In addition, it ensures that the high-voltage battery is brought to an optimal charging temperature before a planned charging stop, if required.

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