Along with the ECO Assist system that helps maintain maximum efficiency, the EQC is more than just an electric vehicle: It´s a bold statement about the future of driving. Traditionally, Mercedes-Benz’s attempts at building entry-luxury cars have been middling at best. The CLA, its most recent indiscretion, came with a frustrating dual-clutch transmission and a plasticky interior. But Mercedes’ suboptimal reputation might soon change with its A-Class sedan. Intended to be Mercedes’ newest bargain-basement model and slotting beneath the CLA, the A-Class sedan is a revelation in the democratization of luxury.