Mercedes-Benz South Africa has revealed local pricing for the EQC, the German marque’s premium midsize emissions-free SUV…


The first Mercedes launched under the Stuttgart-based automaker’s EQ brand, the EQC, available in only 400 4Matic guise locally, is priced from R1 575 000. The EQC 400 4Matic is equipped with an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery, coupled with a duo of asynchronous electric motors, each sited on the fore and aft axle.

The twin electric motor arrangement produces 300 kW and 760 Nm of torque for a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h. Mercedes claims the EQC 400 4Matic has an electric range of “more than” 450 km. 


The EQC is available with two no-cost exterior design options. These include the original body styling and the firm’s AMG Line package. As standard, the former ships with items such as 19-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels. Further included are Merc’s MBUX multimedia system and a digital instrument binnacle.

The AMG Line package includes sportier exterior styling, such as an AMG-specific front panel (which replaces the grille), finished in black, and an AMG-specific front apron. AMG 19-inch wheels are further included. 

Wheels measuring 20 and  21 inches are also on offer, all AMG-specific. The former is priced at R15 000 while the latter ranges from R31 000 to R35 000. A trio of optional AMG 19-inch alloys are also available and priced from R3 500 to R7 000. The list of optional items for the exterior further includes an electric sunroof (R19 000) and heat-insulating tinted windows (R8 000). 

The list of optional items for the interior includes a head-up display (R18 200), and MBUX augmented reality for the sat-nav (R8 000). Wireless smartphone charging will set you back an additional R4 000. A Burmester sound system is also available for R16 000.

As a reminder, Mercedes-Benz SA has also recently released local pricing and specification for the EQA, EQB and EQS.