Mercedes Benz will launch its all-electric sedan by October of 2022. It is labeled as the first fully electric vehicle from the company’s EQ sub-brand that is rendered to the U.S market. The magnificent look blended with the electrifying luxury raised it into the fanciest electric vehicle. It is the second flagship sedan in addition to its internal combustion S-class and aims at establishing the company’s stand in the EV space.
Design Of Mercedes Benz EQS Electric
Mercedes Benz EQS appears in a blob or egg-like design that the company considers as a ‘One bow’ design with a single line curving across the coupe-like contour, that mainly aims at reducing drag. Although it is a second flagship sedan running with the gas-powered S class one, it doesn’t look alike with it. The cab-forward design of EQS is evidently visible as the A-pillar is pushed forward and the C pillar is pushed back to get extra comfort and spacious seating for the rear seat passengers. The anterior view with an egg-shaped nose and sleek lines lacks an enthralling style and doesn’t even meet the level of six- figured price tag, but some stylish exterior details on it filled in the unappealing matters on it.
It holds wheels of 20 inches, 5 crossbars with black accents and the upgradation offers 22-inch wheels with cutting edge patterns. The black panel radiator trellis with connected digital headlamps and the connected taillights in 3D helix design doubled up the luxurious look and maintained the pompous Mercedes look. Automatic retractable door handles pop out when the signal of the key reaches near and retract when locked. But, due to its slight difficulty in working, recessed door handles were preferable.
Mercedes Benz EQS Electric comes with a length of 5,216 mm, the width of 1926 mm, and the height of 1,512 mm are estimated to be 3 inches shorter than the S -class, but wider and taller. It brings forth 2- a tone color option in which the first option is the combination of Cirrus Silver and Obsidian Black which will be only available on 50 cars. Twilight Blue shade is another limited edition color variant that will be only seen on 250 cars.
Interior Design Of Mercedes Benz EQS Electric
The inner cabin of Mercedes Benz EQS is featured with flashy design, innovative technologies, and first-rate materials. The materials look great as it should be appreciated that most of them are manmade and made out of recycled plastic. The unique brew of murky colors and glossy surface synchronized well with the advanced tech components.
There is a Hyper screen, an eye-catching factor that’s not an option in standard but acquired by £ 7.995. But, the standard one occupies with 12.3-inch instrument panel and a 12.8-inch central infotainment screen that operates with Artificial Intelligence (AI). There are three screens under the large glass panel where one stands for driver’s instruments, the other in the middle for the infotainment system, and the third one in front of the passenger. The big black-lit wide Hyper screen of 56 inch makes use of the MBUX software system and the extra passenger screen also have all the functions that the hyper screen does have and allows to inspection the menu by the passengers itself. The brilliant driving attention system forbids the driver to peer at the passenger’s screen by dimming the light. Rear seats have two screens on the back of the front seats and also lift out touchpad in the rear seat armrest.
Several amenities lend an extraneous good feeling to the operator and the passengers like the soft-touch leather surfaces on door panels, dash areas and seating, comfortable front headrest and rear headrest, soft close doors, etc. Heated leather seats with multi-contour and front seat with massage help in reducing muscle fatigue and easy heating, air-conditioning control on the screen add up this coziness.
Other Features Of Mercedes Benz EQS
Active LED lighting systems are set in the hyper screen, inside cup holders, and indoor handles that light up the inner cabin with a specific color scheme along with the DIGITAL LIGHT with a light band. Other sublime features include the panorama sunroof, Fingerprint sensor, 4-zone climate control, 2 wireless phone chargers, 4 USB E-sockets, and easy access to Apple CarPlay and Android App. The air filtration is done by HEPA Air filtration and the sound personalization incorporated Burmester sound system are also other notable aspects.
Battery, Charging, And Range Of Mercedes Benz EQS Electric
Mercedes Benz EQS is loaded with a lithium-ion battery pack of a capacity of 107.8kWh that can run up to 770km on a single charge itself. Using a 240V 40A charger, it can get charged from 0% to 100% in 11 hours and 15 minutes by charging up to 9.6kW. On the other hand, if a DC fast charger is used, the charge will surge from 0% to 80% by fast-charging up to 20kW and takes 35 minutes.
In the US, 30 minutes of free charging per session for two years is offered to EQS on Electrify America’s Charging Network with Plug -and- Charge backup. The ‘Eco Charging’ mode is an additional quality that helps to slow down the rate of charge if there’s a concern about the corrosion of the battery and slumping at charging rates.
Engine And Performance Of Mercedes Benz EQS Electric
The Mercedes Benz EQS 450+ variant holds an electric motor on its rear axle having an output of 329 horsepower and 406 Nm torque. Hence, a speedy performance is achievable for it.
On the other hand, EQS 580+ has two motors located on the front and rear axles that give a total system output of 516 horsepower and 611 Nm torque. The rear-drive model accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph and the all-drive variant accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.
Price Of Mercedes Benz EQS Electric
As we mentioned earlier, Mercedes Benz EQS Electric comes in two various trim levels are Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle also in two different power trains- 450+ and 580+. Hence, the price may also vary due to exclusive features.
|EQS450+ Premium||$ 103,360|
|EQS450+ Exclusive||$ 106,750|
|EQS450+ Pinnacle||$ 109,569|
|EQS580+ Premium||$ 120, 105|
|EQS580+ Exclusive||$ 123,560|
|EQS580+ Pinnacle||$ 126,360|
The Exclusive ones are composed of features like massaging front seats, ionizing air purification, aromatherapy, 4-zone climate control, etc. But, Pinnacle is more recommended due to the ventilated rear and front seats along with massaging, head-up display, rear Qi wireless power charging, 4-zone automatic climate control, and rear side–impact airbags.