Electric Mercedes EQS will get four-wheel control

Electric Mercedes EQS will get four-wheel control

April 30, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

On tests, a camouflaged prototype of the electric full-size Mercedes EQS liftback was seen. Presentation of new items can take place either this year or next.

It should immediately be mentioned that the ability to control all four wheels appeared a very long time ago. In almost all situations, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front at low speeds to improve maneuverability when driving on narrow streets or when parking. At higher speeds, the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels to improve the stability of the car.

 Rear-wheel control will be implemented in the electric sedan Mercedes EQS.

 It was this opportunity that was noticed by journalists who captured this highly disguised prototype of a German novelty. When the test car turned right, its rear wheels turned slightly to the left. Given the huge wheelbase of the novelty, we are not too surprised that the automakers are trying to maximize the low-speed maneuverability of the EQS by turning its rear wheels.

Whether the rear-wheel control function will be offered as a basic option, or whether it will be available only for a fee, is still unknown. In the end, the upcoming EQS will be the flagship electric model of Mercedes with an initial price that will be significantly higher compared to the regular S-Class.

We get the feeling that the EQS will not be a sedan in the traditional sense of the word, because the prototype looks like a liftback / hatchback. The Mercedes EQS may debut later this year or even in 2021. There were also rumors that a more powerful model from the AMG sports division will receive more than 600 horsepower.