Mercedes-Benz has finally pulled the sheet off its new EQS electric powered sedan. This full-size luxury equipment with up to 516 horsepower and extra than 475 miles of selection (770 km for each the European WLTP regular) will do -60 in 4.1 seconds on the way to a top speed of 130 mph. Thanks to the delay of the EQC crossover, the EQS will grow to be the very first ground-up, all-electric powered Mercedes-Benz bought in the United States.
Many thanks to several weeks’ truly worth of gradual-drip facts dumping, we essentially realized just about everything about the auto coming into Thursday’s reveal. The powertrain, including its proposed selection of 478 miles for the two the EQS 450+ and the EQS 580, was specific early in April. The one-motor 450+ (the furthermore stands for “extended selection,” so we presume there will be a variant with a smaller sized battery pack, even though perhaps only for abroad marketplaces) packs 329 hp and 406 pound-toes of torque, which is great enough for a -60 sprint in 5.5 seconds, Mercedes-Benz claims. We’re not confident Mercedes will get the exact same selection figure below the EPA test cycle, but we be expecting it to top four hundred miles, at least.
Transferring up to the dual-motor, all-wheel-push EQS 580 nets you 516 hp and 611 lb-ft, together with a -60 time of 4.1 seconds. Each products are confined to a top speed of 130 mph. These figures may perhaps not appear to be all that amazing provided some of the acceleration quantities supplied by Tesla, but keep in mind that these are not AMG products, and straight-line speed has in no way been a dilemma for Mercedes’ in-house overall performance division. A rear-axle steering procedure is available (in the two 4.5- and 10-degree flavors) together with other now-regular Mercedes fare, these kinds of as adaptive air suspension.
In late March, Mercedes gave us a extensive very first-glance at the electric powered sedan’s interior, including the crazy “Hyperscreen” set up with its OLED shows and fifty six-inch glass area. This is run by the hottest version of the Mercedes-Benz Consumer Working experience (MBUX) infotainment procedure, which debuts its new “menuless,” context-sensitive Zero Layer interface in the EQS.
As befits an “S” model in the Mercedes-Benz hierarchy, the EQS will occur regular with a bevy of protection and convenience choices, including adaptive cruise handle, lane centering, blind spot checking and automatic unexpected emergency braking with pre-collision assist. Mercedes claims the EQS gives the two wi-fi smartphone integration (Android Car, Apple CarPlay) and machine charging abilities, together with six USB-C charging ports.
The 2022 EQS will compete with the Porsche Taycan, Tesla Product S, Audi E-Tron GT and the (forthcoming) Lucid Air when it goes on sale in the U.S. in fall 2021.