Only a few days after we snapped the Mercedes-Benz EQS testing alone on the streets of Germany, our spies stumbled upon a convoy that included prototypes of the EQS in addition to of the smaller EQE, which had been accompanied by the Tesla Mannequin three and S.
Given Tesla’s success and lead out there, it shouldn’t come to as any shock that Mercedes’ engineers are bench-marking their upcoming electrical fashions towards the Californian model’s EVs. [Updated 7/29/2020]
These newest EQS prototypes are nonetheless carrying heavy camouflage, however the plastic cladding on the hood has been trimmed down and the stickers masking the higher and decrease grilles have been minimize offering as extra clues for the ultimate product. The headlights are extra seen too, with their integrated LED DRLs, and the door handles are completely different and seem to have a pop-out design.
The pretend exhaust pipes are gone and the rear bumper now appears to be like cleaner. There may be additionally much less cladding on the tailgate, so the tiny wing is extra seen. Final, however undoubtedly not least, the provisional taillights have been changed with a brand new set that may convey it nearer to among the automaker’s fashionable autos.
A challenger to the likes of the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Mannequin S, in addition to the upcoming Audi e-tron GT and BMW i7, the EQS will likely be constructed on the MEA platform and will likely be provided from launch with a dual-motor setup. The bottom mannequin is known to pack over 400 HP, and the vary could be topped by a really potent model, which may partly be the work of AMG, with almost 600 HP.
Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius not too long ago confirmed the range of the electrical flagship sedan, which is able to stand at over 435 miles (700 km) on a single cost, within the WLTP cycle. Thoughts you, this will likely be within the range-topping non-AMG variant of the automotive, however even the bottom mannequin is believed to attain over 310 miles (500 km).
A complete world of EQ fashions
The upcoming EQS is barely one of many many fully-electric EQ fashions Mercedes has within the pipeline following the EQC that’s already available on the market. These embody the EQA (a small crossover), EQB (compact crossover) and the mid-size EQE sedan that we’ve already seen testing in prototype kind, whereas the rumor mill has it that Benz can also be planning to launch an electrical G-Wagen named the EQG within the subsequent couple of years.