The EQS is the first Mercedes-Benz model to be based on the new modular architecture of luxury and high-end electric cars from the German manufacturer.
According to the brand, the new EQS 580 4Matic has a range of 770 km (WLTP cycle) and a power of up to 385 kW. The second edition to be on the market will be the EQS 450+ with 245 kW power. Later, a high-performance version with a power of up to 560 kW will be presented.
With EQS, Mercedes is introducing a new generation of high-density batteries, and the largest in this range has a useful power capacity of 107.8 kWh. This means an increase of 26 percent compared to the EQC 400 4Matic.
Battery management software, developed by Mercedes-Benz, allows for “Over-the-Air” updates
The battery can be recharged in direct current charging stations with a power of up to 200 kW. It only takes 15 minutes to get the electricity needed to travel an additional 300 km. It can also be charged at a local outlet or at public stations using the onboard AC charger, with power up to 22 kW.
It is considered a particularly smart car, with more than 350 sensors, depending on the equipment, it allows for fully autonomous driving up to 60 km / h, although the use of the Drive Pilot depends on the laws in place in each country. Among other novelties, the EQS can be optionally equipped with automatic doors.
Germany’s top-of-the-range EQS is expected to begin marketing in Europe this summer and later in the year in North America.
As part of the Ambition 2039 program, Mercedes-Benz announced that it wants to offer a full fleet of new vehicles with a carbon dioxide neutral balance within 20 years. By 2030, more than half of the cars sold by the manufacturer will be equipped with electric propulsion, whether they are hybrid electric or rechargeable.