Mercedes-Benz showed “electric S-Class” in official shotsFebruary 1, 2020
A German company shared photos of a camouflaged EQS prototype
The company Mercedes-Benz has distributed the first images of the future electric flagship of the brand – the liftback EQS. In a series of official photos, a disguised pre-production electric car poses along with an “ideological landmark” – the Vision EQS concept. The publication of teasers means that the premiere of EQS may take place before the end of the year.
The advertising move of Mercedes-Benz suggests that the serial EQS will retain the concept form factor: a liftback body, a long wheelbase, a small front overhang and a small glazing area.
At the same time, the fashionable grille with 940 LEDs and futuristic optics EQS will lose, having received more traditional headlights in the spirit of the Mercedes-Benz CLS. In addition, mirrors and door handles are expected to appear on the conveyor version.
The manufacturer did not dare to publish pictures of the interior of the pre-production EQS, but the interior of that prototype was managed to be taken by photo spies during driving tests. Judging by the contours of the fabric in the central tunnel, the electric car will get a huge tablet in the spirit of the new S-Class W223 series.
It is known that the representative EQS will be the debut model on the electrified modular platform MEA. It is expected that the new chassis architecture will allow the electric car to offer customers a more spacious interior compared to the usual S-Class.
For the Vision EQS concept, a twin-engine power plant was announced with an effective power of over 400 horsepower and a torque of 700 Nm. Probably similar characteristics will be “inherited” by the serial EQS. The range of the “electric S-Class” is expected to reach 500 kilometers on the WLTP cycle.
While Mercedes-Benz does not name the date of the premiere of the electric vehicle EQS. Insiders believe that the debut of the new items will take place before the end of the year.
Currently, the line of electric cars Mercedes-Benz is limited to the mid-size crossover EQC, but due to the lack of batteries, off-road vehicles “on batteries” are sold more slowly than planned.
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