Mercedes-Benz EQC vs Jaguar I-Pace
Like most mainstream automakers, Mercedes has been working on an all-electric drivertrain for more than a decade now. However, the Germans joined the market relatively late, with its first production model, the B-Class Electric Drive, being introduced in 2014. Four years later and Mercedes has finally rolled out its first fully independent EV built on a stand-alone platform. It’s called the EQC, and it’s part of the company’s new EQ brand for electric vehicles.
The EQC joins a rather tight niche of all-electric crossovers, with competitors including the Tesla Model X, Jaguar I-Pace, and the upcoming BMW iX3. The Model X is already dominating the segment, but the I-Pace is also new to the market. With the EQC set to go on sale in 2019, it’s the right time to compare it against it’s most important rivals. This time around, we’re looking at its European counterpart, the Jaguar I-Pace. Let’s find out how the two compare in terms of design, technology, and drivetrain below.
The Mercedes EQC Makes a Quiet Debut with 200 Miles of Range, 402 Horsepower, and the Ability to Hit 60 in 4.9 Seconds
Mercedes-Benz is really ramping up its all-electric game as of late, debuting concepts like the EQ Silver Arrow at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, plus the Generation EQ Concept at the 2016 Paris Auto Show. Now, Merc is moving into full production mode with the debut of its first all-electric crossover for public consumption.
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Mercedes Showcases the Silhouette of the new, 2020 EQC Electric SUV in New Teaser
The Mercedes EQC is having its world debut tomorrow, September 4, and lo and behold, Mercedes has just dropped the most revealing teaser of the highly anticipated all-electric crossover so far. The new teaser shows us a lot of the electric SUV, albeit in quick cuts to still keep a good amount of intrigue surrounding the model. Despite its unveiling, the Mercedes EQC is not going on sale anytime soon, at least not this year. Mercedes hasn’t intimated a specific timetable for its launch, opting only to say that it will happen sometime in 2019.
The Interior of the Mercedes EQC is Downright Stunning
Mercedes-Benz has dropped another short teaser video for the EQC, the company’s first-ever all-electric model. The new teaser gives us our first look at the model’s interior, revealing a host of new technologies we haven’t seen from any Mercedes model in the past. The new teaser is the third of its kind for the EQC, following similar teaser videos of the model’s front and rear sections. The Mercedes EQC is scheduled to make its official debut on September 4.
Mercedes Teases the EQC EV before September 4th Debut
Fresh off of unveiling the Mercedes EQ Silver Arrows Concept at Pebble Beach, Mercedes is now all-hands on deck for the upcoming debut of its first-ever all-electric model, the EQC. The electric crossover is scheduled to debut on September 4, and the hype train is leaving the tracks this early, carrying a new teaser video of the EQC with it.
Super Rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Goes Gone in 60 Seconds
A rare example of a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was stolen from a hotel near the Nurburgring on August 11. The one-off Mercedes, which was in town to participate in the Old-timer Grand Prix classic car race, was sitting in front of the hotel when it was jacked by thieves that have yet to be identified. According to The Sunday Times, the theft occurred sometime between 1:30 A.M. and 10 A.M. on August 11 and there are now growing concerns that the car will be stripped down and have its parts sold individually. Yikes.
Mercedes Drops New Teaser of Pebble Beach-Bound Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept
Mercedes’ not-so-mysterious Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept is a few days away from making its debut, and as expected, the German automaker isn’t wasting time generating some buzz ahead of the concept’s grand unveiling. Mercedes’ own design boss, Gorden Wagener, is the latest to drop a teaser of the Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept, giving us a shadowy close-up look of the car’s side profile.
2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon by G-Power
German tuner G-Power is known for building programs that turn sporty vehicles into performance savants on four wheels. It’s worked its magic on a handful of BMWs over the years, but now, it’s turning its attention to Mercedes-AMG, specifically the German automaker’s powerhouse wagon, the E 63 S Wagon. At the core of G-Power’s new tuning program for the E 63 S is an engine upgrade that’s sure to rock the socks of owners who are crazy enough to get the kit. The program is definitely not for everyone, least of all those who are more than happy with having over 600 horsepower to play with. But, for the rare few who think that 600 ponies isn’t good enough, this new kit from G-Power should be right up your wheelhouse.
Mercedes Teases a New Retro Electric Concept for Pebble Beach
We already know that Mercedes-Benz is bringing a new show car to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We also know that it’s called the Aesthetics Progressive Luxury Concept and its in-house name — Electric Silver Arrow — suggests that it’s connected to the automaker’s newly created EQ electric brand. Everything else, though, is still a mystery, and Merc’s latest teaser of the car doesn’t show anything revealing other than confirming speculation that the concept will be heavily based on Mercedes’ 1930’s racing design.
That Same Mercedes-AMG Project One Build Slot is Up for Grabs Again
A German dealership that was called out last year for trying to sell a Mercedes-AMG Project One build slot for €4.51 million ($5.24 million) is back at it again. Di Automobile GmbH has posted a new ad on German classifieds site Mobile.de, asking for the exact same amount as the first post that it took down a year ago. If anyone out there wants to secure a slot for the Project One at twice the amount Mercedes-AMG is asking, you now have the opportunity to do so, provided that Mercedes-AMG doesn’t shut the door on the German dealership.
2017 Mercedes-AMG G65 Recalled For Being Too Fast
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G65 is so fast that the company has recalled all the 20 copies sold in the U.S. to electronically limit it. Shocking? Well, it’s too fast when going backward. The German SUV is so powerful that the speed limitation of the reverse gear might fail, and allow the car to speed away in the excess of 16 mph. If any abrupt changes are made while steering, “the vehicle could become unstable which could lead to a vehicle rollover, increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle’s occupants.”
2018 Mercedes-AMG GT S by Creative Bespoke & ADV1 Wheels
As far as Mercedes-AMG GT goes, the S version may be the optimal one. Its power level doesn’t start with the number four, but with five, and it does come with a bit more gear from the get-go compared to the entry-level AMG GT. No wonder, then, that it is one of the most popular options for tuning companies. Creative Bespoke from the U.S. included. They revealed their own tuning take on the Mercedes-AMG GT S, and it is rad, mad, and powerful.