For the first time ever.

German automotive powerhouse Mercedes-Benz unveiled the electric flagship of the brand's future direction in Melbourne last week ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 season opener at Albert Park.

Future customers and media were presented with the family-sized SUV that has been dubbed as the 'EQC' on Tuesday night, the first-ever electric vehicle from Mercedes to break cover in Australia.

Alongside the reveal, the company expanded on the desire to build out the infrastructure and support necessary for the wider EQ program, through which Mercedes-Benz aims to bring electrification to every model range by 2022.

Karl Scheible, the head of testing for the EQC program explained that “The main differences are that we have no transmission in an electric car, and maximum torque at zero kilometres per hour, so it was a big challenge to find the perfect combination between driveability and acceleration, and a compromise between sportiness and comfort, and driveability.” 

Take a peek at the EQC below, well prior to its Australian on-sale date of late 2019.

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