Seen prototype of the electric version of the Mercedes S-class

Seen prototype of the electric version of the Mercedes S-class

July 25, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

German novelty will be sold under the designation EQS. In fact, the car will become a fully electric version of the current S-Class. An official presentation is expected early next decade.

The rumors were true – Mercedes is really planning to introduce a new electric car, which will most likely be called EQS as soon as it is introduced at the beginning of the next decade. Foreign journalists captured the test prototype of the novelty, which was quite camouflaged. But it is clear that we are dealing with something quite special. With a low roofline and a stylish shape, this is not your typical Mercedes, as this prototype looks more elegant.

The observed electric car may have several similarities with the next-generation S-class executive sedan (W223 index), but it looks like it will abandon the traditional sedan style in favor of a more practical five-door liftback.

Speaking about the back of the car, we can say that these oval cuts in the camouflage on the rear bumper may indicate that the car had exhaust tailpipes, but still journalists insist that we have something else like an electric car that the tailpipes are Not needed.

The main taillights, which stick out like a “sore thumb,” are obviously a temporary solution, used only at an early stage of testing, because the real ones are either missing or hidden under dense camouflage. As we said earlier, the electric equivalent of a representative sedan will receive a body of a 5-door liftback.

It is expected that the Mercedes EQS will be built on a special platform for electric cars, known as MEA (Modular Electrical Architecture). The aluminum body will get a flat floor to maximize the amount of free space inside. Reportedly, power will come from dual electric motors — one on the front axle and the other behind — to provide all-wheel drive. We expect more power than the EQC, which offers 402 hp. (765 Nm).