Published on July 27th, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez0
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic launched for RM390,000
In 2020, Mercedes-Benz revealed some big news to the world. They announced their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint by promising up to eight fully electric models by 2022. Well, it seems their promises have finally come to fruition as Mercedes-Benz have just launched three new fully electric vehicles in Malaysia under the Mercedes-EQ brand. One of those models includes the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic.
The Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic is not to be mistaken for any SUV. Out of all the new electric vehicles launched, the EQC SUV is seemingly much faster. Its battery outputs 408hp and an astonishing 760Nm. With this, it can go from 0-100km/h in just 5.1 seconds and has a top speed of 180km/h.
For more information refer to the press release below.
The EQC 400 4MATIC is the pioneer of the brand’s electric vehicle generation. It is not just a vehicle with electric drive, it combines hallmark attributes of the brand such as quality, safety and comfort. Its progressive design, unique driving comfort and an operating range absolutely suitable for day-to-day needs.
The dynamic exterior design clearly puts the focus on the powerful electric powertrain. The all new EQC 400 4MATIC features the AMG Line exterior and AMG bodystyling, further finessed with a 50.8 cm (20-inch) AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, aluminium-look running boards with rubber studs, MULTIBEAM LED headlights, and Windscreen wipers with rain sensors.
Best in class comfort and interior design
Adding to the AMG theme, is the AMG Line interior with DIRECT SELECT shift paddles. The EQC 400 4MATIC includes the Interior Light package, 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. Adding to the comfort, the EQC 400 4MATIC comes with Heat and noise-insulating acoustic glass, electrically adjustable front seats with memory function and a 4-way lumbar support. 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.
The EQC 400 4MATIC as a standard includes the THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, Ambient lighting, AMG floor mats, the Roof liner in black fabric, Roller sunblinds in left and right rear doors, Wireless charging system for mobile devices in the front and with the elegant touch of the Door sills with EQC-specific lettering, illuminated and with exchangeable cover. The vehicle also includes a Stowage Space package, Twin USB charging ports in the rear (Type C) and a 12 V socket on the left of the luggage compartment.
Technology & Charging
The EQC’s high-voltage lithium-ion battery is the central energy storage unit for the electric powertrain. Its high power density provides a usable energy content of approx.. 80kWh (WLTP) at a weight of 655kg. 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 all new EQC 400 4MATIC features an alternating current charging system (AC charging) up to 11 kW and a direct current charging system (DC charging) up to 110 kW. For further ease, it will also include a charging cable for wallbox and public charging stations measuring at 5 m, straight. Additionally in the vehicle’s technology, Acoustic ambient protection is also included as a standard and DYNAMIC SELECT.
Safety & Assistance
The EQC 400 4MATIC cares for the safety of its passengers featuring the Driving Assistance package which includes the Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, PRE-SAFE® system, Active Steering Assist and perfect for Malaysia. The vehicle also comes 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. For further ease, the Mirror package is also included with 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. For further safety the EQC 400 4MATIC as a standard includes a Tyre pressure monitoring system, TIREFIT, Knee airbags and the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system.
The multimedia elements in the EQC 400 4MATIC makes great strides with the latest MBUX multimedia system, Head-up Display and MBUX Interior Assistant. The vehicle is surrounded with the Burmester® surround sound system and a Preinstallation for Navigation Services and Hard-disc navigation. For greater ease, the vehicle is equipped with Preinstallation for Remote and Navigation Services, Preinstallation for Live Traffic Information and the standard Smartphone Integration featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.