Electric Mercedes EQS prototype spotted on tests

Electric Mercedes EQS prototype spotted on tests

September 18, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Based on a fresh batch of spy shots from the Nürburgring racetrack, Mercedes is testing a camouflaged prototype of its EQS electric liftback.

Despite the abundance of camouflage on this test car, it’s safe to say that the production version of the Mercedes EQS will be very similar to last year’s eponymous concept in terms of design and streamlined bodywork. The interior will be borrowed from the new S-class, although we’re sure Mercedes has come up with a way to make the EQS cabin more special. The “three-pointed star” hides details regarding the production version, only revealing that it will be able to travel more than 700 kilometers on a single charge based on WLTP.

Apart from the spacious trunk, we can notice that the EQS has electric pull-out door handles similar to the handles of the new S-class (W223).

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One interesting change we noticed when comparing the new images to the previous ones has to do with the location of the charging port. While the old prototype electric vehicle had a thin fuel cap on the front fender, this one has larger fuel hatches on both rear fenders.

It’s a fake copy? We’re not sure, though we’d like to believe the production version will have that nifty charging port cover we saw earlier this month. It would be nice to have them on both sides for added convenience, but this remains to be seen.

As with the all-new S-class, the EQS will come with steerable rear wheels to reduce the turning radius and compensate for the large wheelbase. It has what it takes to be the most technologically advanced Mercedes ever, and we’re already hearing rumors that there will also be a version of the new from AMG’s sports division.

Mercedes will complete production of the EQS in 2021, so expect sales to begin by the end of this year or early 2022.

Not so long ago, we wrote that the prices for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class were named. The long-awaited novelty entered the home market in five versions at once. Both rear-wheel drive cars and all-wheel drive are available for purchase.