It appears like BMW’s vaunted “i” unit was planning to face some intranational competitors shortly. Based on a study from Autocar, Mercedes will unveil a fresh all-electric hatch concept at this year’s Frankfurt auto program.
Autocar claims this five-door principle will be described as a preview of the production product for Mercedes’ new EQ brand, a nameplate aimed directly at BMW’s “i” brand name. We have our very own earliest look of EQ back once again during the sub-brand’s publish at last year’s Paris vehicle program, where Merc trotted away a unique crossover-style principle. According to Autocar, this can become the EQ C, the first unit beneath the brand new sub-brand.
Now, a hatch that is new called the EQ A needs middle level in Frankfurt, providing us with a look of EQ’s “budget” design. Autocar states an amount tag beginning around $45,000 if the vehicles continues on purchase in approximately 2 yrs.
Very little is famous at this time concerning powertrain, nevertheless the document believes a simple front-mounted electric motor will change the front tires, was able by way of a transmission that is fixed-ratio. Autocar claims a model that is performance-oriented double engines may be inside the notes too.
Pursuing the introduction regarding the EQ C SUV and EQ A hatch, Mercedes’ has additionally trademarked EQ E and EQ S, apparently a mid-size sedan or SUV (EQ E) and full size sedan/SUV (EQ S).