Mercedes-Benz EQS is among the latest cars that Mercedes fans are expecting to battle with its rivals. With the latest and upcoming improvements on its vehicle, Mercedes-Benz is preparing to take on the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Model S, and next-generation Jaguar XJ. As its plush new EQS electric saloon, and fresh spy shots of a less-disguised prototype have emerged.
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It’s not just the exterior view that we know of now, but also a glimpse of the inside too. With what we are seeing, it looks like the EQS will have the same 1.9-inch central infotainment touchscreen. And also a 12.3-inch digital display which was recently revealed in the 2021 S-Class, doing away largely with physical controls. Test cars currently have ditched the bulky body covering and fake lights of the former testing mules, providing a glimpse of the tail-light and headlight designs and also the overall body proportions.
Previously, Mercedes confirmed a range of over 700km (435 miles) for the EQS. The new model would also “set the benchmark” in terms of comfort, luxury and safety, said “Daimler boss Ola Kallenius”.
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The Mercedes-Benz EQS will compete with the upcoming Audi E-Tron GT and Taycan in the flourishing electric premium saloon segment. Meanwhile, Test mules feature a low swooping roofline, and also other obvious visible features like its slim headlight design.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS however described as being roughly the size of the current CLS. Previously, Mercedes hinted at the styling of its first electric saloon with the EQS Vision concept at the year’s Frankfurt motor show.
Meanwhile, the latest addition to the Mercedes EQ electric vehicle line-up will however join the EQC mid-sized SUV. And EQA compact SUV in showrooms in 2021. However, according to officials, the EQS name implies a level of comfort, luxury. And also it features consummate to the company’s traditional S-Class.
The engineering boss of the EQ sub-brand, Micheal Kelz, suggests that it will head a 10-strong electric model range by the middle of the 2020s.
Although the EQC is based on existing underpinnings from the GLC. The first model to benefit from Mercedes’ dedicated Modular Electric Architecture (MEA) will be the range-topping EQS.
A flat floor structure is however among the key engineering solutions included in the aluminium-intensive MEA platform.
It has a much shorter bonnet and more heavily raked windscreen than the S-Class in terms of proportions. This is however expected to provide the EQS with greater interior space than the Mercedes’current range-topper. With its combination with the flat floor structure and near-three-meter-long wheelbase with its less intrusion from the gearbox and transmission tunnel than in conventionally powered models.
The relative glasshouse and curved roofline are similar to those seen on the CLS. And the fastback-style rear contains a liftback-style boot lid which is similar to that of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.
Meanwhile, the EQS is expected to be powered by two electric motors-one will be on the front axle and the other at the rear. This will provide a four-wheel-drive. This set-up delivers more than 400 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
As confirmed by Mercedes, the EQS will be produced at its main Sindelfingen factory. Which is on the outskirts of Stuttgart. And it is the third plant in Germany earmarked to produce an EQ model, with the EQC stated to be built in Bremen and the EQA set to be built at Mercedes’ compact car plant that is in Rastatt.