C-Course-like electrical sedan probable to be dependent on Mercedes’ next EV system

Mercedes-Benz has just launched a new era of its C-Course but the handsome sedan will not likely have a battery-electrical variant to take on the Tesla Model 3 and upcoming electric 3-Series from BMW.

C-Course chief engineer Christian Frueh reported in an job interview earlier in February that modifying the car’s platform to fit the needed components for electric drive would have compromised the overall stability and rear-axle layout, thus the alternative was dominated out.

That does not signify Mercedes is not preparing an electric powered auto in the C-Class segment, even so. In an interview with Autocar printed final week, Markus Schaefer, chief operating offer you at Mercedes, stated the automaker’s planned MMA (Mercedes Modular Architecture) system which is staying intended from the ground up to assistance battery-electrical autos in smaller sized segments could be utilized for a C-Class-like electrical sedan. He said the MMA platform will spawn its initially models from 2024.

But why not use the EVA (Electric powered Car or truck Architecture) platform debuting soon in the EQS sedan? In his job interview with Autocar, Schaefer stated the EVA system will underpin electrical autos from the E-Class section up. This implies the smallest model dependent on the EVA system will most likely be the EQE sedan that is owing soon just after the EQS.

SUV versions of the two the EQE and EQS are also getting produced on the EVA platform. These electric SUVs will be created at Mercedes’ plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, commencing from 2022.