Mercedes EQS electric sedan prototype spotted on tests

Mercedes EQS electric sedan prototype spotted on tests

September 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Engineers from the German brand Mercedes-Benz are testing a camouflaged prototype of the 2022 electric EQS. As representatives of the company have repeatedly stated, the luxury sedan with an electric motor will not become an analogue of the regular S-class.

New spy shots showing a camouflaged prototype of the electric Mercedes EQS suggest that the novelty is technically a hatchback / liftback – we can clearly see the outline of the tailgate extending to the predominantly glass roof. This should make the EV significantly more transportable than the regular S-class, although the sloping roofline interferes with this practicality.

For such a large car, the cabin is relatively small due to the impressively low roofline giving the EQS a sleek side profile – you’d even assume it’s a four-door coupe.

The luxury electric liftback from Mercedes-Benz features electronic retractable door handles to increase the aerodynamic efficiency of the body by improving airflow. The charging port cover has a similar configuration and is located on the front fender flush with the door handles.

The EV also has significantly shorter overhangs. The rear is mostly camouflaged, but the interesting zig-zag pattern of the taillights can be partially seen. The tailgate has slots for the reversing lights, which makes the taillights much wider than they first appear.

The front fascia was also hidden under heavy camouflage, but we can see the headlights and a small faux grille. Some missing parts of the camouflage show that the body of the prototype is finished in black.

It has already been confirmed that the Mercedes EQS will arrive in 2021, offering over 700 kilometers of range. This result is based on the WLTP measurement cycle, not the old NEDC, so it is closer to the truth.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that a rare Mercedes-Benz all-terrain vehicle, locked for 37 years, would be sold at an auction. Auction house Bonhams will auction a rare Mercedes-Benz Unimog. This was announced on Monday, August 31st, by the company’s press service.