Mercedes-Benz EQ Range unveiled in Malaysia

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‘The pinnacle of luxury meets electric intelligence’. That’s how the Mercedes-Benz EQ Range was presented during its formal introduction earlier today in Kuala Lumpur with three very exciting model; The S 560 e, C 300 e, and the very first Southeast Asia premiere, the all-electric EQC.

The exclusive showcases represent the brand’s technological leadership and their overall direction in the future on mobility. The Mercedes-Benz EQ Range starts with the first ever S-Class Plug-In Hybrid, the S 560 e. Featuring Mercedes’ latest PHEV system, the latest entry into the S-Class is now more efficient and powerful than ever.

According to Dr. Claus Weidner, President and CEO of MBM, ‘EQ’ is a new brand experience for customers in Malaysia and it redefines the future of mobility. It covers all major aspects of customer-oriented electric mobility that goes beyond the vehicle itself.

“As the inventor of the automobile and a premium market leader, we are committed to be the pioneer of this industry with state-of-the art products and innovations to shape the coming mobility landscape. As a long-term and committed investor in the country, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia sees much potential in the country’s automotive sector and we are ready for an electrified future. The future of mobility will offer more flexibility and countless new possibilities that will make our lives easier,” he said.

“A new era of mobility begins as the pinnacle of luxury meets the next generation car. The S 560 e is a testament to the true embodiment of the future of luxury, with its opulence and comfort ride combined with the latest technology and innovation. The SEA premiere of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, as previewed today, presents the next generation car, reshaping the future of mobility with a combination of progressive design, state-of-the-art safety assistance, connectivity, digitalization as well as its signature features. You could say – Electric now has a Mercedes,” says Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Passenger Cars, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.

Mercedes-Benz S 560 e – RM658,888 (estimated)

The highlight of today’s launch was the official launch of the S 560 e. At its main core lies a V6 spark-ignition engine with hybrid drive system that produces 367hp and an additional electric output of 122hp. Thanks to a brand-new lithium-ion battery, the new S-Class can travel up to 50km just on electric power alone.

Mercedes-Benz has not forgotten about the luxury aspect when it comes to the new S 560 e. Fitted with the likes of Nappa Leather, exclusive trim package, and high gloss burr walnut wood trim, there’s no denying how exceptional it looks inside and out.

There’s also the Chauffeur package which comes with ‘a host of adjustment options for the perfect seating position’ for that extra comfort for those looking for something a bit more premium and luxurious. This includes the Chauffeur position front-passenger seat, EASY ADJUST luxury head restraint for the front passenger and footrest that is power-retractable on the front passenger side.

Model S 560 e (Locally produced)
No/Arrangement of Cylinders V6
Displacement (cc) 2,996
Total System Output (kW/hp at rpm) 350 (476)/5500-6000
Total System Torque (Nm) 700
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 5.0
Top Speed (km/h) 250
EV Driving Range (km) approximately 50
Total Battery Capacity (kWh) 13.5
Onboard Charger (kW) 7.4
Domestic/Home Charger – Duration (hours) 6
Wallbox Charger – Duration (hours) 1.8
Estimated price RM 658,888

MBM also took the opportunity to preview the C 300 e and the EQC models during the launch. They’re not in the market yet but MBM assures those who attended today that the time will come soon enough, especially the C 300 e.

The new entry variant in the EQ Power range embodies everything that’s Mercedes-Benz. Timeless, sporty yet elegant and contemporary design with state-of-the-art safety and assistance system all points toward the new hybrid C-Class that features the brand’s finest plug-in hybrid powertrain and latest developments of vehicles under the C-Class family.

Pop the hood and you’ll discover a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 211hp and 350Nm of maximum torque. The presence of an electric motor adds an extra 122hp which gives a final power output of 320hp and 700Nm of torque. That’s some serious power for the brand’s new entry variant in the EQ range.

Model C 300 e (CBU)
No/Arrangement of Cylinders 4 in-line
Displacement (cc) 1,991
Total System Output (kW/hp at rpm) 235 (320)/4,500-5,500
Total System Torque (Nm) 700
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 5.4
Top Speed (km/h) 250
EV Driving Range (km) approximately 50
Total Battery Capacity (kWh) 13.5
Onboard Charger (kW) 7.4
Domestic/Home Charger – Duration (hours) 6
Wallbox Charger – Duration (hours) 1.8

As for the very exciting EQC, its first appearance in Southeast Asia could not have been more grand and exciting. The EQC 400 4MATIC is all electric, all Mercedes, all awesomeness. What it offers are outstanding everyday e-mobility combined with design, functionality and service in Mercedes-Benz’s own unique way.

We’re loving the whole avant-garde electric look which has a huge dose of the brand’s timeless luxury design paired with their latest driving technologies. Two electric motors power this beautiful beast with a combined power output of around 402hp. With its all-powerful capabilities, the EQC 400 4MATIC has been estimated to travel as far as 450km on just a single charge (provisional figure taken from NEDC).

Model EQC 400 4MATIC (CBU)
CO2 emissions 0 g/km
Power consumption (NEDC) 20.8 – 19.7 kWh/100 km)10
Maximum Rated output (kW/hp) 300 (408)/5500-6000
Maximum Rated torque electric (Nm) 760
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 5.1
Top speed (km/h) 180
EV Driving Range (km) approximately 450
Total Battery Capacity (kWh) 80
Onboard Charger (kW) 7.4
Domestic Charger – Duration (hours) 11
DC Fast Charger – Duration (hours) 10% to 80% in 40 mins

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