Mercedes-Benz is among the leaders in the tidal wave of electric car development and showed off its latest vehicle, the limited special edition EQC Edition 1886, at the NYIAS, marking the company’s entry into the era of electric mobility.
The EQC Edition 1886 combines a range of extras with customer-friendly services related to electric mobility.
“The EQC is the pioneer of our future Mercedes-Benz EQ portfolio,” said Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales. “For market launch, the EQC Edition 1886 serves as a reminder of the invention of the first automobile and we are emphasizing the pioneering spirit that sustains and characterizes us today more than ever.
“Back then, we were the ones to first revolutionize individual mobility. The EQC now once again marks a new era. An era in which electric mobility is reliable, simple and at the same time exciting. The EQC Edition 1886 not only stands for progressive design, exciting driving dynamics and a range more than suitable to daily needs, it also stands for intelligent additional services that anticipate and fulfill the driver’s needs. Long-term, worry-free vehicle use is the focus here.”
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The EQC blends the latest technology with Mercedes history of design excellence for a vehicle that is cutting edge but unmistakably from the German automaker. The exterior and interior of the EQC Edition 1886 are definitely coordinated.
The black panel radiator grille with louvres and edging in high-gloss black are perfectly balanced against the EQC Edition 1886’s exclusive metallic high-tech silver exterior. Further individual features include the high-gloss black badge with blue “1886” lettering on the fenders and the 10-spoke 20-inch light alloy wheels in high-gloss black with white decorative elements.
The exclusive appeal continues in the interior with the new seat designs with upholstery in MB-Tex/DINAMICA microfiber in Indigo Blue and Black. Special EQC Edition 1886 lettering is embroidered into the seat backrests and center console.
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As is the case with all Mercedes vehicles, safety is a critical feature in the EQC 1886, but the maker has gone the extra mile on the comfort options. The Burmester Surround Sound System provides remarkable sound and works with the vehicle’s ENERGIZING Package.
ENERGIZING Comfort combines various systems in the car, thus creating an optimal environment from the lighting mood and the fragrance and ionization of the air to the seat ventilation to keep the user fresh and vitalized. The ENERGIZING COACH feature uses data from the vehicle and surroundings to recommend one of the ENERGIZING programs that fits the situation and the individual.
Like every EQC, the EQC Edition 1886 has a water-cooled on-board charger with an output of 7.4 kW and is therefore ready for charging with alternating current at home and at public charging stations. Charging at a home wallbox (240v) is up to three times faster than at a domestic power socket (110v). It is faster still with DC charging – which is standard for the EQC, with a suitable market-specific plug.
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The Edition 1886 gets as much as 293 miles on a single charge, and puts out 402 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque from the two motors (one on each axle). It has a top speed of 112 mph and sprints from 0-to-60 mph in an estimated 4.9 seconds. It goes on sale sometime next year, but pricing info wasn’t released.