New Mercedes-Benz EQS goes to testsDecember 19, 2019
Based on the Vision EQS concept introduced earlier this year in Frankfurt, the Mercedes-Benz EQS 2021 model year promises to be the “S-Class of electric vehicles.”
The car will be based on a special modular platform called EVA (electric vehicle architecture), which should support other future Mercedes-Benz electric cars, while the battery will be built on its own by a subsidiary of Daimler Accumobil.
If the technical characteristics of the concept correspond to the serial production model, the car will receive a lithium-ion battery of about 80 – 100 kWh, providing a range in the WLTP cycle of about 620 – 700 km, while two electric motors, one for each axis, will be give a total power of 476 horsepower.
It is expected that the serial version of EQS will have a similar layout, but with three different power outputs and batteries, just like the two less obvious competitors in the person of Porsche and Tesla did this with Taycan and Model S respectively. In other words, do not be surprised if the S-Class electric vehicles begin as a single model, and then gradually turn into a full-fledged lineup.
Mercedes-AMG can also use EQS, especially since the Affalterbach engineers already have experience with the four-motor SLS AMG electric drive. With an electric motor in each wheel hub, the Mercedes-AMG EQS is likely to provide stunning acceleration, not to mention a torque vector that does not require brakes or a smart differential for proper operation.
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