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Mercedes-Benz EQC 2020 pricing and spec confirmed: Tesla Model X rival arrives

The Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 will travel up to 434km before running out of juice thanks to tis 80kWh battery.

Mercedes-Benz’s first mass-market all-electric SUV, the EQC, has arrived in Australian showrooms wearing a $137,900 before on-road costs pricetag, but customer deliveries will not rollout until early next year.

Available in a single grade for now, the 400 4Matic, the EQC boasts two electric motors – one for each axle – for a total system output of 300kW of power and 760Nm of torque.

As such, the EQC will accelerate from zero to 100km/h in just 5.1 seconds, and compete against other emissions-free SUVs including the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X and upcoming Audi e-tron.

With an 80kWh battery installed in the floor for optimal weight distribution, the EQC will travel up to 434km before need a recharge.

Available in a single grade for now, the 400 4Matic, the EQC boasts two electric motors Available in a single grade for now, the 400 4Matic, the EQC boasts two electric motors

EQC buyers will also receive five years of unlimited fast-charging from Chargefox, which boast around 20 stations in connecting Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, and can top up 220km of range in 30 minutes.

Fitted with a Type 2 CCS plug, the EQC can also be recharged at pay-as-you-go stations such as Evie and Chargepoint.

At home however, buyers can plug into a domestic 240V socket that feeds 2kW to the battery, or install a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox for a faster 7.4kW feed.

The lithium-ion battery pack comes with an eight-year/160,000km warranty – matching the assurance period on the same components in Tesla models – while the rest of the vehicle still carries Mercedes’ standard three-year/unlimited kilometre guarantee.

Fitted with a Type 2 CCS plug, the EQC can also be recharged at pay-as-you-go stations such as Evie and Chargepoint. Fitted with a Type 2 CCS plug, the EQC can also be recharged at pay-as-you-go stations such as Evie and Chargepoint.

Standard equipment in the EQC includes the brand’s Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) multimedia and instrumentation system, with each splayed across a 10.25-inch digital screen.

The EQC will also work in conjunction with the Mercedes me Connect app that lets users control functions such as remote engine starting, door unlocking and vehicle status data from their smartphones.

Open-pre black ash wood trim is also standard throughout the EQC cabin, as is black leather upholstery, but buyers can option different interior finishes such as carbon-fibre-look materials and microfibre.