Mercedes-Benz EQC is the new electric luxury car its rival are Audi E-tron, Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace. We are comparing the I-PACE with the two rivals the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC and the Audi e-tron 55 quattro.
Audi e-tron 55 quattro: Two asynchronous electric motors
Jaguar I-PACE EV400 S: Two synchronous permanent magnet electric motors
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC: Two asynchronous electric motors
Tesla Model X Long Range: Front synchronous permanent magnet electric motor, rear asynchronous electric motor
Audi e-tron 55 quattro: 230 kW and 540 Nm (e-tron 50) or 300 kW and 561 Nm (e-tron 55 – 664 Nm in boost mode)
Jaguar I-PACE EV400 S: 294 kW and 696 Nm
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC: Maximum of 300 kW and 765 Nm
Tesla Model X Long Range: 205 kW front/193 kW rear for the Long Range variant and 205 kW front/375 kW rear for the Performance variant. Peak torque for the Tesla is rated at 420 Nm front/335 Nm rear for the Model X Long Range and 420 Nm front/720 Nm rear for the Model X Performance.
Audi e-tron 55 quattro: 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds (e-tron 50), 6.6 seconds (e-tron 55, 5.7 seconds in boost mode)
Jaguar I-PACE EV400 S: 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC: 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds
Tesla Model X Long Range: 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds (Long Range), 2.8 seconds (Performance)
Audi e-tron 55 quattro: Lithium-ion, 71 kW (e-tron 50), 95 kWh (e-tron 55)
Jaguar I-PACE EV400 S: Lithium-ion, 90 kWh
Mercedes-Benz EQC: Lithium-ion, 80 kWh
Tesla Model X Long Range: Lithium-ion, 100 kW (Long Range)
Audi e-tron 55 quattro: 336 km
Jaguar I-PACE EV400 S: 470 km
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC: 374 km
Tesla Model X Long Range: 505 km
Audi e-tron 55 quattro: 8.6 hours (11 kW on-board charger)
Jaguar I-PACE EV400 S: 12.5 hours (7.2 kW on-board charger)
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC: 11 hours (7.4 kW on-board charger)
Tesla Model X Long Range: Nine hours (11 kW on-board charger)
Audi e-tron 55 quattro: Eight years/160,000 km
Jaguar I-PACE EV400 S: Eight years/160,000 km
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4MATIC: Eight years/160,000 km
Tesla Model X Long Range: Eight years/240,000 km
We will now compare each car against the Mercedes- Benz EQC as follows:
Mercedes-Benz vs Audi E-tron
The EQC looks like the Mercedes-Benz GLC the only difference is the EV platform. Mercedes claims 259 miles of range (WLTP), so more than the Audi's 239 miles. Yet the e-tron is able to use 150 kW rapid chargers, while the EQC is only equipped for a 110 kW maximum. Charging times it takes 35 minutes in the EQC and 25 minutes in the Audi. At home, charging with a wallbox will take 12 hours and 45 minutes for the Mercedes, but 13 hours 30 minutes for the Audi.
Design- The EQC has an 85 kWh battery on board, and 80 kWh of it is usable which helps prolong its life, while the e-tron has a 95 kWh battery with a usable capacity of 84 kWh.
Both also use a dual-motor layout, with one on each axle, which combine to provide these cars with 402 bhp and four-wheel drive. However, one area where the Mercedes outshines its rival is torque, as it has 760 Nm available, while the Audi has 664 Nm.
The two SUVs are similar in that there Lithium-ion batteries are on the floor this help to lower centre of gravity of the car.However, the cars are still heavy. The EQC weighs 2,495 kg and the e-tron is 2,490 kg, so they’re much weightier than a normal SUV of this size.
Mercedes-Benz vs Tesla model X
The EQC has room for 5 adults while Model X has a room for 7 people.
Tech- EQC has two screens 10.25 in. The MBUX infotainment system also shows BEV-specific info like range, current flow, charging status. Furthermore, the sat-nav is optimized for electric use (and recharge) by calculating your routes depending on the total charging time. The Mercedes Me app helps you control the car’s “pre-entry climate” and gives you most of the BEV outlined.
Model X has 17 in which is currently the largest ,coolest screen in the current EVs. The Model X shows all the BEV-relevant info, also shown via a mobile app as well.
Powertrain- It has 402 hp (300 kW) and 765 Nm (564 lb-ft) are the power and torque output of the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC. Performance-wise, this Mercedes would be best placed near the Tesla Model X 100 D which comes with 417 hp (311 kW) and 660 Nm (487 lb-ft) of torque.
Acceleration-The Model X 100 D can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.7 seconds. The EQC does it in 4.9 seconds and is electronically limited to a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h) top speed, thus making it 43 mph (69 km/h) slower than the Model X which is limited at 155 mph (250 km/h).
Model X is faster than the EQC. EQC has a range of 280 miles (450 km) on a single charge while Model X 100 D is 20 miles short here, with a claimed 260-mile (418 km) range.
Mercedes-Benz EQC vs Jaguar I-Pace
The interior of the Jaguar I-PACE is impressive, it comes with an elegance center console, white interior lighting and the choice of of sport or performance seating. Additional interior features you can expect from the I-PACE include:
- Cabin Pre-Conditioning
- Cabin Air Ionization
- Acoustic laminated glass on the front windows
- Front storage compartment with 0.95 cu.-ft. of space
Performance- I-Pace is superior compared to EQC. The I-PACE reaches 0-60 MPH in 4.5 seconds, while the EQC goes from 0-60 MPH in 4.9 seconds. The 90 kWh battery included with I-PACE features a 234-mile driving range with 394 HP and 512 lb.-ft. of torque. Additional performance features included with the I-PACE are as follows:
- 0-80% charge in 85 minutes
- All-wheel drive
- Active air suspension
- Configurable dynamics
- Adaptive dynamics
Technology- The Jaguar I-PACE has a larger instrument display, measuring 12.3-in. compared to the 10.25-in. display in the EQC. You'll also appreciate the 10-in. touchscreen and a lower 5.5-in. touchscreen with dynamic dials included with only the Jaguar I-PACE. The Jaguar I-PACE also includes the following technology features:
- Connect Pro
- Head-Up Display
- Meridiam 15-speaker audio system
- In-cabin Wi-Fi® compatibility
Safety- While both the 2019 Jaguar I-PACE and Mercedes-Benz EQC offer similar safety features, the Jaguar I-PACE includes a number of features that are only available as upgrades with the EQC. With the I-PACE, you'll have features such as Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist. Additional 2019 I-PACE safety features include:
- Adaptive Speed Limited and Traffic Sign Recognition
- Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
- Driver Condition Monitor
- Rear Camera