2022 Mercedes EQS electric sedan teaser publishedJanuary 24, 2021
The press service of the German automaker has published a teaser video showing a camouflaged prototype of the Mercedes-Benz EQS 2022 electric sedan. The video focuses on the “unrivaled handling of the novelty.”
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the long-awaited, all-electric equivalent of the flagship S-class, which is set to receive many of the German automaker’s most advanced technologies. Despite the fact that the Mercedes EQS is the “green” equivalent of the S-class, it will be built on a completely different platform, specifically designed for electric vehicles. This architecture is called EVA.
In a recently released video teaser released by Mercedes, the German brand shows two functions of the new EQS at work.
One of them was what the automaker calls the Torque Shift, which was first mentioned during the presentation of the Vision EQS concept in 2019.
Torque Shift is a torque vectoring system in which the transmission of power to each wheel depends on several variables. This process is controlled through the vehicle’s central transmission controller or CPC, which acts as the “brain” of the EQS.
To demonstrate how this feature affects the handling of the EQS, the presenters of this video, eDrive Mercedes EQS chief engineer Eva Greiner and Danish TV presenter Felix Smith, first drove the S-class coupe on the Daimler’s private test track. Then Smith got behind the wheel of the electric EQS, showing how easy the flagship electric car is to tackle the track with Torque Shift on.
Obviously, the German automaker paid particular attention to how much worse the S-Class Coupe handled compared to the modern EQS.
Mercedes also showcased Eco-Assist, which works as an intuitive driving aid.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that an updated Mercedes C-Class Estate wagon was seen in tests. Western journalists were able to capture a prototype of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate 2021 model year. The front and rear parts of the body were disguised – apparently there will be the main changes.
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