New Mercedes EQC 2019: UK pricing confirmed

The new, all-electric Mercedes EQC will cost from £62,140 in the UK, with first deliveries in July

The new Mercedes EQC is now on sale in the UK, with prices starting from £62,140 and the first special-edition cars being delivered to customers in July.

Mercedes’ first fully electric car features an 80kWh battery, returning 259 miles of range according to the latest WLTP efficiency tests.

Two electric motors – one driving the front wheels and another driving the rears – produce 403bhp, with 0-62mph taking 5.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 111mph.

With a maximum charging speed of 110kW, the EQC will take a 10% to 80% charge in as little as 40 minutes.

Four trim levels have been confirmed: Sport (£62,140), AMG Line (£64,135), AMG Line Premium (£68,780) and AMG Line Premium Plus (£71,030).

All prices include the Government’s Plug-in Car Grant, which equates to a discount of £3,500.

The entry-level EQC Sport gets 19-inch alloy wheels, a reversing camera, LED headlights, heated seats, a 10.25-inch touchscreen and Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system as standard.

Ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours is also included, with safety systems such as parking and blind-spot assistance standard, too.

AMG Line trim adds 20-inch alloy wheels, AMG leather sport seats, and exterior design tweaks that introduce a black front grille and chrome air inlets.

AMG Line Premium goes further still, adding an electric sunroof, Burmester surround sound, smartphone integration with wireless charging and ‘Augmented Navigation’, which overlays sat-nav graphics on to the EQC’s front-facing camera feed.

Mercedes’ ‘ENERGIZING’ package is also included: the company claims this adjusts interior lighting, climate control and music automatically in order to improve drivers’ well-being on long-distance journeys.

The top-spec AMG Line Premium Plus trim adds a head-up display, ‘virtual assistant’ operated by voice control, memory seats and a parking package included a 360-degree camera.

Mercedes also offers a Driving Assistance Package Plus on the top three trims at an additional cost of £1,695: this includes active cruise control, active steering assistance, active lane-changing assistance and active braking assistance, among others.

Meanwhile, there will be two special-edition versions of the EQC: the £70,940 Edition 1 and £75,760 Edition 1886.

The latter is limited to 100 units and will be delivered first in July, with the rest of the range launching at the end of 2019. The name refers to the date when Karl Benz's Patent Motorwagen first drove, suggesting the EQC is a significant step for the company.

The Edition 1886 is based on the Sport trim, but adds styling changes and many of the features seen on higher-spec versions. These include 20-inch alloys, a sunroof, a 360-degree camera, wireless smartphone charging, a head-up display, Burmester surround-sound and more.

The Edition 1 trim is also based on the EQC Sport, featuring many of the extras found on the 1886 Edition; there’s also a choice of black or polar white paint.

The EQC Edition 1 will only be available for the first year of the car’s production run.

When it arrives, the near-2.5 tonne EQC will be a rival for the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron. It’ll be capable of towing up to 1,800kg, with around 500 litres of luggage space in the boot.

DrivingElectric has visited the factory in eastern Germany where the batteries for the EQC will be produced.