Mercedes was the first luxury carmaker to come up with India’s first all-electric luxury SUV with Mercedes Benz EQC in October last year. This segment was joined by Jaguar with i-PACE in March this year. Here are the details on how these all-electric luxurious SUVs stack up numerically.
Variants: Audi offers three trims of e-tron namely e-tron 50, e-tron 55 and e-tron Sportback 55 being the high trim variant. Jaguar i-PACE also comes in three variants- S, SE and range-topping HSE. While the Mercedes EQC is offered in a single variant.
Price: Audi e-tron is tagged within a price range of Rs 99.99 lakh to Rs. 1.17 crore (ex-showroom). Jaguar i-PACE starts at Rs 1.06 crore and goes up to Rs 1.12 crore (ex-showroom). While the Mercedes EQC is tagged at Rs 1.06 crore (ex-showroom).
Power and transmission: Audi e-tron offers dual electric motors that deliver 230 kW of power with 540 Nm of torque with 0-100kmph acceleration in 6.8 seconds in case of e-tron 50 and up to 300 kW of power with 664 Nm of torque with 0-100kmph acceleration in 5.7 seconds in e-tron 55 and e-tron Sportback 55.
Audi e-tron 50 features a 71kWh lithium-ion battery with 264km -379 km range, compatible with up to 120 kW DC charging. while e-tron 55 and e-tron Sportback 55 boast 95kWh lithium-ion battery that enables a 359 km-484 km range compatible with up to 150 kW DC charging.
Jaguar I-Pace comes with a 90kWh battery pack with dual motors which churn out 400 hp of power and a peak torque of 696 Nm with the clocking acceleration of 0-100 kmph in 4.8 seconds.
I-Pace offers a range of 470 km on a full charge and 127 km with a 15-minute DC 100 kW charging. I-Pace takes around 14 hours to charge with the standard 7.4 kW charger, around 4 hours with 25 kW DC fast-charger and around 2 hours with a 50 kW DC fast-charger.
Mercedes-Benz EQC is equipped with 80 kWh battery-powered by dual-electric motors which deliver a maximum power output of 413 PS and offers a peak torque of 760 Nm. The EQC can clock 0-100 kmph in 5.1 seconds.
Mercedes EQC offers a range of 370 km-414 km on a full charge. The 7.4 kW AC wall box charger takes around 11 hours to fully charge, and the DC fast charger takes 90 minutes to juice up the car.
Colour options: Audi offers Catalunya Red, Floret Silver, Mythos Black, Glacier White, Galaxy Blue, Navarra Blue, Siam Beige, Typhoon Grey variants for the Audi e-tron and an additional shade of Plasma Blue that is exclusive to the Audi e-tron Sportback.
Jaguar I-Pace is available in 11 different colours – Firenze Red, Farallon Black, Caesium Blue, Yulong White, Portofino Blue, Eiger Grey, Caldera Red, Aruba, Santorini Black, Fuji White and Indus Silver.
Mercedes-Benz EQC is offered in three different colours – High Tech Silver, Graphite Grey and Polar White.
Dimensions: Audi e-tron comes out to be the longest among its competitors while Jaguar i-PACE offers the longest wheelbase in the segment.
The Audi e-tron measures 4901mm long, 2192mm wide, and 1632mm tall with a wheelbase of 2928mm.
The Jaguar I-Pace is 4682mm long, 2139mm wide, and 1566mm tall with wheelbase of 2990mm.
Mercedes EQC somewhat sticks to a mid-sized SUV being 4762mm long, 1844mm wide, and1624mm tall with a wheelbase of 2873mm.
Exterior: In terms of exterior appearances, Audi e-tron gives a dapper look with a straight roof and the Audi e-tron appeals as an athletic SUV with a robust, sloping roofline. It gets brightened Audi Singleframe grille in platinum grey with orange brake calipers. It also gets the rear lights With Continuous LED Strips.
Jaguar i-PACE features an aerodynamic design with a low drag coefficient of 0.29 Cd while boasting flowing waistline, bonnet scoop and signature rear haunches.
Mercedes EQC boasts a roofline that tapers off towards the rear. The headlamps and the radiator grille are embedded in black panel radiator grille. Standard-fit MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with energy blue trim lines emphasise the high-tech look.
Interior: Audi offers interior themes in Okapi Brown, Black and Mother of Pear Beige. The wraparound dash panel encompassing the instrument panel, integrating the hood above the Audi Virtual Cockpit.
Jaguar i-PACE interior features a floating centre console at the cabin, revealing the hidden space. It also features acoustic laminated glass on the front windows and windscreen, reducing noise entering the cabin from outside.
Mercedes EQC characterises air vents surrounded by metallic-galvanised surfaces. A metallic trim piece surrounds the dashboard and extends into the doors.
Features: Audi e-tron features Digital Matrix LED Headlamps with Animated Projections. Other features include 16 speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D Surround Sound System, a 31.24 cm fully digital Audi Virtual Cockpit display, MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch Response, ambient lightings with 30 colour options.
All the variants of e-tron offer quattro Permanent All-Wheel Drive, Audi Drive Select, Progressive Steering, Adaptive Air Suspension, 4 Zone Climate Control and Panoramic Sunroof.
Jaguar i-PACE flaunts the features like torque vectoring by braking, all surface progress control, low traction launch, dynamic mode, active suspension with adaptive dynamics system and electronic air suspension. After the dynamic mode is activated, the instrument cluster and the cabin lighting turn red.
It also includes Pivi Pro infotainment tech with a 10-inch and a 5-inch dual-screen display, HD instrument cluster, heads-up display, ambient lighting, Meridian premium audio system, InControl connected tech and lastest-gen navigation tech with Jaguar Remote app controls.
Mercedes EQC has a MBUX multimedia system with a new ‘EQ’ sub-menu, pre-entry climate control, Mercedes me Charge, attention assist, connected car tech, a sunroof and a voice assistant. It also gets radar-based cruise control and three-dimensional maps.
Warranty: Audi e-tron offers standard warranty of 2 years and High Voltage Battery warranty of 8 years or 1,60,000 KM whichever is earlier with extended warranty options across a period of 2+2 years or 2+3 years.
The Jaguar I-Pace is being offered with a 5-year service package and 5-year RSA along with a standard 8 years/1,60,000 km battery warranty.
Mercedes offers 5 years/unlimited kilometre warranty with EQC.