Designing an electric car presents excellent opportunities to experiment, especially for a manufacturer that has a very distinct design language. And I feel like the designers missed the opportunity to create something unique with the EQC 400. Don’t get me wrong, the EQC looks thoroughly modern, but for Mercedes’s first electric car, I expected something downright futuristic, something that defies all conventional ICE design principles. Nevertheless, the imposing EQC looks like a traditional SUV and still manages a coefficient of drag of 0.27. For reference, that’s better than the Porsche 911 and the McLaren F1. It’s hard to tell when you’re looking at it by itself, but the EQC also has an ever-so-slightly sloping roofline, also to help its battle with the wind, I’m sure.
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