Mercedes-Benz EQV Review, Specs & Performance

With a Mercedes-Benz EQV, you will get free delivery straight to your door, the full Mercedes-Benz warranty, and road tax too. That means you don’t have to worry about all the extra details that come with buying a car. Just drive away with your brand new Mercedes-Benz EQV with complete peace of mind.

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Overview of the Mercedes-Benz EQV

Battery-powered MPV impresse

The battery-powered Mercedes EQV is a stylish MPV that impresses as a contract hire choice. There's lots of space onboard, lots of equipment and this is a well-made people carrier that is easy to drive.

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Mercedes-Benz EQV in a nutshell


Since the Mercedes EQV is an electric vehicle, or EV, there is no engine but there is an electric motor generating 204hp with torque of 362Nm.

However, the big attraction for the EQV is a claimed WLTP range of 213 miles.
The 0 to 62 mph sprint time is a leisurely 12 seconds but the MPV feels more responsive and the top speed is limited at 98 mph.


The Mercedes EQV is based on the V Class and for those who are looking for an electrified MPV, there's a lot to recommend it. Along with the 230 miles of range between charges, drivers can recharge the battery to 80% of its capacity in just 45 minutes when using a fast charger.

For those drivers who are racking up the European average driving distance of 15 miles every day, the EQV will deliver nearly two weeks of emissions-free driving.
It's not a cheap people carrier to buy, the entry-level model costs £70,000, which makes it worth looking at as a car leasing opportunity.

There are three trims, the Sport, the Sport Premium and also the Sport Premium Plus. There's a good list of standard equipment including electric sliding doors, a reversing camera, LED headlights and 17-inch alloy wheels. There's also Mercedes' latest 10-inch MBUX infotainment display and an ambient lighting system.

The EQV Sport Premium features a 360° camera, smartphone integration, fall-down tables for those sat in the rear seats and memory settings for those in the front seats. There are also some styling tweaks including midnight blue leather upholstery and a black radiator grille.

The range-topper has 18-inch alloy wheels, a top-end Bermester surround sound system and air suspension to deliver a smooth and comfortable ride. The battery also reclaims energy from the adjustable regenerative braking system and the EQV - like most EVs - can be driven without using the brake pedal. The battery is mounted underneath the EQV's floor so there's no intrusion into the cabin when compared with the V Class with a combustion engine.

Essentially, the Mercedes EQV is a vehicle ahead of its time; the contract hire EQV has been well-designed and well made, and it's something of a forward-thinking vehicle. If you need the space and want to travel in luxury, then the Mercedes EQV makes for a sound car leasing choice as it looks to be the first in the segment to make a real difference.


Why not have a look at the EQV on the official Mercedes UK company website? Or why not look at some of these similar car lease deals from First Vehicle Leasing: the Peugeot e-Traveller or the Citroen e-SpaceTourer.