Mercedes-Benz EQC Extreme Testing Video Shows Its Resiliency

Giancarlo Perlas August 16, 2018

The Mercedes-Benz EQC is looking ready for its September 4 unveiling. Recently, its maker released a new teaser showcasing the electric vehicle’s resilience under extreme weather conditions.

Front Grille and Headlamps Revealed

The EQC appears to be gradually shedding some of its camouflage already. Last time, we only saw an outline of its front grille but it was still covered in a vinyl wrap. In the video above, the first few seconds show the same area without any obstruction, which gives us a glimpse of its grille design and a clear view of the EV’s three-pointed star logo. The headlamps are also visible in the clip, and they are certainly looking similar to the ones equipped on the E-Class.

The teaser strips down the EQC down to its platform where its battery is located. From there, we can see the advanced electronic components it possesses.

500 Individual Tests, Millions of Kilometers, 4 Continents

According to Mercedes, the EQC has undergone 500 individual tests plus numerous digital testing. Its prototypes and pre-production versions have already covered several millions of kilometers in four continents to evaluate how the EV will fare under harsh climates.

We have seen the auto tackle the scorching heat of the Iberian Peninsula and the coldest region of Sweden. Another testing had Susie Wolff behind the steering wheel of the vehicle along the stretch of the Black Forest road too wherein she praised its fantastic performance.


There are still no details about the power specifications of the EQC. We just hope that Mercedes lives up to its promise of giving the EV at least 402 hp and 250 miles electric range like its concept version.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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