Life isn’t always a pony farm. Everyone knows that – more or less well. For me as a photographer at AUTO BILD, the dark season is always a mental test, so motivating it sometimes takes a little longer. And not so much for the job, I’m a professional enough. The inner bastard rebels much more violently when I set out for the sheer joy of taking pictures for myself.
So if your fingers have gotten so cold that they hurt: Just get into the EQC, which is preheated and waiting on the side of the road and welcomes me like a good old friend. No combustion engine that annoys with its background noise or toxic exhaust gases, but simply peace and a comfortable temperature.
Then it’s best to switch on the massage seats and let your back be kneaded – and the forced break is perfect. Relaxed, I watch from the car how the play of light changes the landscape. And sometimes even a deer dares to stand in front of my lens because nothing deters Bambi. For me that is real luxury.
Mercedes EQC 400 with a range of up to 437 km
Mercedes specifies a WLTP range of 373 to 437 kilometers for its long-legged Stromer. I don’t think these values are entirely realistic in everyday use and can only be achieved with an extremely disciplined driving style. Long-distance trips therefore require careful planning, and weekend trips can sometimes be spontaneous.
The Mercedes EQC 400 4Matic in everyday testing
Commute: The battery and performance are quite enough for that. Points: 5/5
Shopping: Family provisions also fit, narrow parking spaces less so. Points: 4/5
Transport: Not exactly a space giant, payload not great. Points: 2/5
Hobby: A cool companion for most leisure activities. Points: 4/5
family life: The average family adopts him immediately. Points: 4/5
About me: Olaf Itrich
Transport connection: Very good by road and rail
Charging/refueling: Everything in the immediate vicinity
Usage profile: Mobile photo studio or commuting
favorite car: Land Rover Defender 110 (before L663)
What will the neighbors say if I drive up? Look, now the electro hype has gotten to him too.
Why would I recommend the car to my best friend? Because no one hears when he delivered me home after the party.
What do I remember? The really casual way with which such an EQC hums through the landscape.
Specifications and price: Mercedes EQC 400 4Matic
• Battery capacity: 80 kWh
• L/W/H: 4762/1884-2096/1624 mm
• Consumption: 21.5 kWh/100 km
• Price: from 66,069 euros
The new EVERYDAY TEST from AUTO BILD
Our 100,000-kilometer endurance test has been in existence for decades – with final total disassembly. It will stay that way, but we will also introduce the everyday test. This is less about long-term quality and more about suitability for everyday use. The concept: Various testers drive the cars in their everyday lives for a longer period of time. In this way you can find out exactly whether a car might also suit your everyday life.