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The upper 10.0in touchscreen controls the infotainment system; it isn’t as sharp as the EQC’s screen, nor as responsive at times. You get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration so you can use your phone’s software instead, plus 4G wi-fi and an app to see the car’s status and send information to it remotely. A punchy 825-watt, 15-speaker Meridian sound system is also included with HSE trim.
The EQC comes with natural speech voice recognition, along the lines of Amazon Alexa. It’s pretty attentive, but you can also use the infotainment via the 10.25in touchscreen or, more easily when driving, a touch pad on the centre console. Like the I-Pace it’s well equipped but features better graphics and responsiveness. The standard 590-watt, 13-speaker Burmester sound system sounds a tad flat.
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