Mercedes-Benz has introduced a unique development in a single copy and a real breakthrough in the electric vehicle industry. This novelty is an extreme electric crossover prepared for the rough off-road and was named Mercedes EQC 4 × 42.
Mercedes based the prototype on the standard EQC. The developers modified its suspension by installing new shock absorbers and suspension levers. As a result, the ground clearance increased by 153 mm, reaching 293 mm. It is even 58 mm higher than the iconic G-class. The model can also overcome the ford to a depth of 40 mm, and the angles of entry and exit are 31.8 and 33 degrees, respectively.
Visual modifications of the EQC 4 × 42 include plastic wing covers. The electric car's width has become 200 mm larger, additional protection of the bottom, and 20-inch wheels fitted with off-road tires. To better control the electric crossover, Mercedes added two other driving modes - Offroad and Offroad Plus. All these details make the German SUV visually powerful and maximally adapt the car to off-road.
Although the company adapted the Mercedes EQC crossover to off-road, the power plant remained the same. The prototype is driven by two electric motors located on the front and rear axles, with a total return of 408 hp. and 765 Nm of torque.
"Our goal is to combine modern luxury and environmental friendliness with emotional appeal. The EQC 4 × 4² perfectly demonstrates how enjoyable environmental mobility can be. In short, the electric progressive luxury is off-road," said Marcus Schaefer, Chief Operating Officer of Mercedes-Benz.