The EQC 4X42 is an electric car of extreme. Mercedes Benz recently released an offroad all-electric SUV. It’s still a concept, for now, it’s not clear if the company will produce it for sale anytime soon. As a Nigerian, I will review the specifications of the Mercedes Benz EQC 4X42 concept. The EQC 4X42 as a technology platform is designed to demonstrate the love of adventure. Although its previous EQC models suffered a major setback, the company is forging ahead with the 4X42.
It shows how enjoyable sustainable mobility can be. This is where electromobility high-tech and intriguing customer experience are transferred to the mountains with the use of MBUX and over the air updates.
The EQC 4X42 rides more than twice as high as a production EQC at 293 millimeters. Its fording depth is increased by 15 centimeters to 40 centimeters. The tremendous ground clearance is made possible by the conversion to portal axles unlike conventional axles, the wheels are not at the height of the axle center, but instead, it’s situated much lower down on the axles hubs owing to the portal gears.
Some major facts about the model
• The EQC 4×4² is around 20 cm higher than the standard version.
• The wheel arch flares measure about 10 cm
• Despite 20-inch wheels, the turning circle is small thanks to the modern axle kinematics with a four-link front axle
• Ground clearance and fording depth are increased by 15 centimeters compared to the standard EQC
Specification of Mercedes Benz EQC 4X42
One of the highlights is the sound experience with its soundscape. The acoustic production comprises sounds that give the driver feedback on system availability and vehicle parking, as well as an interactive, emotionalizing recovery rate.
Its production used the external noise generator [Acoustic Vehicle Alert System, AVAS] required by law to reproduce the sounds. Mercedes Benz EQC 4X42 has a more powerful AWAS composed specifically for it and uses the headlamps, external speakers, for this purpose. The reason for this is the fact that the sound experts of Mercedes-Benz have made creative use of the available installation space in the headlamps housings.
According to Mercedes Benz, the EQC 4X42 is already the third model of the 4X42 family. The G 500 4×4² was built in series production from September 2015. And in 2017, with the E 400 All-Terrain 4×4² study.