New special Mercedes EQC Edition 1886 honours the iconic Benz Patent Motorwagen, and features an extensive range of extras
Mercedes has unveiled a special edition version of its all-electric SUV at this year’s New York Motor Show. Called the EQC Edition 1886, it’s named to honour the Benz Patent Motorwagen, combining a range of interior and exterior upgrades with a customer-friendly service package and an extensive warranty.
The new special edition EQC is available exclusively in metallic silver. Styling revisions include a reworked gloss black radiator grille, redesigned badging, new mudguards and a set of unique 20-inch alloy wheels. Mercedes has also reupholstered the car’s interior in leather and suede, and fitted a range of “EQC Edition 1886” badges.
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The EQC Edition 1886 also has a range of extras as standard, such as electrically adjustable front seats, a Burmester premium audio system and the firm’s ‘Energising package’. The latter combines control over a range of different interior functions, such as lighting, climate control and music, which the German firm claims will improve the driver’s well-being on long-distance journeys.
Like the standard EQC, the Edition 1886 is powered by a pair of asynchronous electric motors, which send 396bhp and 700Nm of torque to all four wheels. Mercedes claims a top speed of 112mph and a 0–62mph sprint of 5.1 seconds, while its 80kWh lithium-ion battery pack offers a claimed range of 277 miles.
An extensive range of service packages are included in the cost of the EQC Edition 1886, designed to make workshop visits as convenient as possible. The packages comprise a 150,000km (around 93,000 miles) maintenance package, along with an eight-year extended warranty package and a pick-up and delivery service.
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