The Mercedes EQS is the latest electric vehicle from the legendary luxury automaker that is sure to bring much needed competition to Tesla.
The new sub-brand under the Mercedes umbrella, Mercedes-EQ, focuses on the creation of purely electric vehicles. These will of course include electrified SUVs, such as the EQB which recently debuted online.
As the EQS 2022 shows, the Mercedes-EQ lineup will also include at least one sedan. This S at the end means that it is the equivalent of the legendary Mercedes S-Class in terms of luxury and its position in the model hierarchy. Two models will arrive on the American market: the EQS 450+ and the more powerful EQS 580 4MATIC.
Release date: End of 2021
Price: Of $ 102,310
Power: AWD with two motors
Battery range: 478 miles
0 to 60 mph: 4.3 seconds
Intelligent: ‘Hyperscreen’ infotainment, driver assistance technology
We have known that EQS has been around for some time. The Vision EQS concept gave us some insight.
Although Mercedes has removed some of the more extreme design touches, such as its light matrix grille, rectangular steering wheel, and range of tiny illuminated Mercedes star logos serving as taillights, it’s easy to see the connection between it. and the EQS Series Car.
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Latest Mercedes EQS 2022 news and updates
Mercedes-EQ EQS 2022: Price and release window
Mercedes has confirmed that the EQS will go on sale in the United States this fall, with two different powertrain versions available.
The first, the rear-wheel-drive EQS 450+, will start at $ 102,310, while an all-wheel-drive EQS 580 4MATIC will start at $ 119,110. The car is also expected to go on sale in Europe later this year, with prices starting at € 106,374 and € 135,529.
Design and interior Mercedes-EQ EQS 2022
What does the EQS have in common with the ’90s Dodge Intrepid? Believe it or not, this is something major: both have what’s called an advanced cabin design, which means the cabin is further to the front of the vehicle than normal. This flows into a fastback rear end.
Mercedes calls this design philosophy “Sensual Purity” and focuses on flawless aerodynamics, resulting in a smooth body with a drag coefficient of 0.20. While the body of the EQS is undeniably sleek, it is also egg-shaped from some angles.
Mercedes had to make some concessions with the interior of the EQS Vision. The cabin still attracts attention, however.
There are three separate screens behind the single glass cover of the EQS 450. There is one for the main gauges, another for the MBUX infotainment system and a 12.3 inch OLED display for the front passenger. .
Meanwhile, the AWD EQS 580 will ship with an MBUX hyper-display, which merges three displays under a single 56-inch curved glass pane. This runs almost the entire length of the dashboard.
An on-board camera monitors the driver’s eyes to make sure they don’t stray so far to the right. If so, the system automatically darkens the screen to deter the driver from looking at it.
However, it looks like a number of Hyperscreen features, including the ability to play games like Tetris, Sudoku, etc., will be stuck behind an annual subscription. The first year is free, but after that you will need to pay € 89 (about $ 105) per year.
Likewise, Mercedes announced that the steering angle of the rear wheels will be electronically limited, although it can be increased by a few degrees if you’re willing to spend more money.
Driving aids and safety devices Mercedes-EQ EQS 2022
The switch from gas to electricity hasn’t changed the fact that the EQS is still a Mercedes vehicle. It features the advanced driver assistance and safety technologies that we all expect from a vehicle that carries the Three-Pointed Star.
One of the most interesting driving aids is the Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function. In addition to being careful of impending collisions with vehicles in front, oncoming, or crossing, and to brake automatically if necessary.
It also monitors pedestrians crossing when the EQS driver is about to cross an intersection. If the standard PRE-SAFE Impulse Side function detects an unavoidable side collision, it automatically inflates the side cushions of the driver or front passenger seat (depending on which one is about to be affected) to move the occupant and put a little more distance between them and the oncoming vehicle.
Battery and range Mercedes-EQ EQS 2022
The basis of the EQS is a completely new electrical platform. By Mercedes specs, the EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC get their juice from a 107.8 kWh battery. The biggest differences are the output and layout of the transmission. The EQS 450+ generates 329 horsepower (245 kW) and 406 lb-ft of torque, which it sends through the electric powertrain (eATS) attached to its rear axle.
As the name suggests, the EQS 580 4MATIC is the most powerful all-wheel drive model. It features an eATS connected to both axles, which helps put its 516 horsepower (385 kW) and 611 lb-ft of torque on the road via all four wheels.
Driven with restraint, the EQS (we assume the EQS 450+) can cover approximately 478 miles (770 kilometers), according to the results of the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP).
Complete the EQS with a 9.6 kW wall charger takes all night and then some – 11.25 hours to be exact. It can take up to 200 kW of DC rapid charge, which delivers up to 186 miles (300 km) in the EQS 450+ and 174 miles (280 km) in the EQS 580 4MATIC in 15 minutes. It takes just 31 minutes to fully charge either EQS sedan.
Performance figures Mercedes-EQ EQS 2022
Mercedes calculated other important figures during the development of the EQS and determined that its large luxury battery-powered barge can put the “express” in “the executive.” The EQS 450+ can reach 60 mph in 5.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 130 mph. Its more aggressive sibling has the same top end, but only needs 4.1 seconds for its speedometer to register 60 mph.
This is just the start of the scorching of EQS zero emission tires. Surprisingly, Mercedes commented on the future product (which is rare for car manufacturers) stating that “a performance version with up to 630 hp is planned”.
Mercedes EQS 2022: AMG model
The Mercedes EQS plans to be more than a luxury vehicle. It looks like the German automaker is also working on a bloated version made in collaboration with its in-house performance team, AMG.
According to Motor1, the Mercedes EQS AMG could have over 600 horsepower, with 663 pound-feet of torque. During the Nürburgring tour in Germany, the test model appeared to be slightly lower and wider than the base EQS. It’s likely Mercedes will reveal more about the EQS AMG later this year.
Mercedes-EQ EQS 2022 outlook
Expect to see even more Mercedes-EQ models over the next decade, including another sedan. Christoph Starzynski, vice president of electric vehicle architecture, said: “By 2030, the company wants more than half of the cars it sells to be equipped with electric powertrains, including all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
And the list is far from complete: With the business sedan EQE and the SUV variants of the EQS and EQE, other models based on the new architecture will follow soon.
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