From my understanding and correct me if I'm wrong. The onboard AC charger (if purchased after Jan21) only charges at 16amp? I.e. 3.7kw and 11kw?3 months on and loving it. The power is instant, it doesn't so much accelerate as jump to 60. Comfortable ride, obviously doesn't corner like my old A-Class but I'm getting a bit old for a boy racer
Really easy to live with, have loved being able to start the heating up from the warmth of the house with the weather recently. I haven't been driving particularly conservatively or like a nutter and I've been averaging around 2m/kw. So a full 'tank' to zero would be 160 miles. Usually in the first level of power regeneration. There is a charging station just down the road so just generally top up once or twice a week.
I really don't think it would stretch that far. Mercedes recommend only charging up to 80%. Even with the full 80kw and running it down to zero i don't see it breaking 200 miles on a single charge.Thanks for the update Slacksquadron. Glad to hear it’s a comfy ride. Rear passenger comfort is a must for my cars. Do you think you’d get anywhere near the 250 range if you drove it conservatively? I often do 250 mile journeys from Gloucestershire to London usually with a break after a hundred miles but that could just be for 30 mins.
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Pretty sure a heated steering wheel is not an option. Certainly was not when I specced mine up.Hi
I'm considering one of these - can you tell me if it has a heated steering wheel? I can't seem to find any info on this or even if one is included with the Premium or Premium Plus packages. Many thanks, Mark
thanks for this info, I’m about to place an order for an EQC.Eats tyres. Front set will last 1 year / 15,000.
Oh and last point and the reason I came hunting to this Forum in the first place, insurance. Admiral seemed to have the best deals in 2021. Does anyone know of any good deals for 2021/22?
Have had my EQC since mid Sept. I lease from mercedes and usually have a maintenance plan inc, this time not as the dealer says there is little maintenance cost and it works better to pay as you go, we shall see if that is correct. Mine came with the latest michelin primacy tyres which only have about 6mm when new michelin argue they can be run to a lower depth of tread just as safely as if new than a usual design and the aim is to stop tyres being disposed of with wear left by people like me who change at 3mm.We shall see but I do expect the car to be heavy on tyre wear. I have had a 2015 c class estate and that wore the fronts quickly whereas my 2018 e class estate (both 4matic) did not the difference between the 2 cars was reallynoticeable. The c wears the outer rim of the tyre very quickly.thanks for this info, I’m about to place an order for an EQC.
What are the overall maintenance costs like, I’m deliberating getting a fully maintained lease and interested to understand typical annual costs compared to the (full) maintenance plan I’ve been offered
Ouch, should point out my maintenance plans were always the middle option so the consumables like tyres or pads were payable at the time of fitting. On researching here though MO homogulated in my tyre size 235/55/19 are only 150 euro ok 600 a set but not as bad plus fitting and I assume new tpm. Still tyres are so important can never understand why people buy cheap. On a car costing as much as the EQC do the tyre cost is not such a big deal.Thanks for this. I’d been told they can eat through tyres at a rate of knots, but I’m not expecting to exceed the 10k /pa mileage so hopefully a set will last 18m…. That was one of the main reasons for the fully maintained but it was approx £44/m so unconvinced £528 will offer any savings tbh.
Edit - just check how much the tyres are and it’s looking upwards of £250 per wheel so maybe £44 per month is t to bad after all!
Although if there is a generous deposit allowance AND it is a regulated agreement (needs to say “regulated” in the title) then it can be worth it, just pay off in under 14 days.Oh, and for heavens sake dont buy an EQC at a dealer with Mercedes finance. Even third world despots get offered better finance rates!