We’ll convert the “base version” to American dollars, where it would stand at $79,793. Of course, we’re sure Mercedes will set a unique price for the U.S. that differs from this Euro conversion. If we compare the EQC to the Audi E-Tron price in Germany, the EQC comes in a fair bit cheaper. Audi has the base price on the E-Tron set at €79,900, leaving the EQC over €8,000 cheaper. It’s important to realize that the E-Tron is a larger car than the EQC, though.
Range is still only being reported from NEDC testing. We were told it would be approximately 450 km (280 miles) on that test before, and Mercedes is approximating 445-471 km (276-292 miles) now. Unfortunately, the NEDC testing doesn’t reflect real-world range, and is always higher than official EPA testing. We’ll know official stats closer to the U.S. on-sale date.
Mercedes made a video showing the EQC rolling off the assembly line, which you can watch below. The first cars are being built at the Bremen, Germany, plant, but Mercedes also plans to build the EQC in its Beijing plant this year.
Expect to see the 2021 EQC reach dealers in the U.S. next year with a starting price of around $70,000-$80,000. Mercedes’ $7,500 federal tax credit is still in place for electrified vehicles, so that will also be up for grabs.