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Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 is named for the first car's birth year

Styling tweaks help the special-edition electric crossover stand out.

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The Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition 1886 debuted at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

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The electric car's name pays homage to the 1886 patenting of the first car by Karl Benz.

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The Edition 1886 is offered only with silver exterior paint, accented by several special trim pieces. It has a black front grille with high-gloss black surround, blue "1886" fender badges and 20-inch, 10-spoke gloss-black wheels with white accents.

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The car's seats have a two-tone treatment with Indigo Blue and black upholstery and "1886" embroidery, while the floor mats also get embroidered "EQC" emblems.

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Mercedes also equips the Edition 1886 with its optional Burmester sound system, the Energizing Comfort system and the Energizing Coach system.

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"The EQC Edition 1886 serves as a reminder of the invention of the first automobile and we are emphasizing the pioneering spirit that sustains and characterizes us today more than ever," Mercedes said in a statement.

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The EQC will use two electric motors, rated for a combined 402 horsepower and 564 pound-feet of torque. That'll get the EQC to 60 mph in a claimed 4.9 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 112 mph.

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The car's lithium-ion has a capacity of 80 kilowatt-hours and, under European testing, can deliver 277 to 293 miles of driving range. We're still waiting, however, for an official US-market EPA driving range figure.

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Like all EQCs, the Edition 1886 will go on sale in the US in 2020.

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