Mercedes EQS SUV – image: Disclosure
Offering an option for up to seven seats, the Mercedes EQS electric SUV has the same level of design and technology as the company’s EQS sedan, but with a more spacious and practical body. It will be available with three different powertrain models on the EQS450 +, EQS450 4Matic and EQS580 4Matic. The EQS450 + entry point uses a rear-wheel drive configuration, carrying 355hp and 568Nm, as well as a range of 315 to 660km.
Discover the EQS electric SUV, Mercedes’ latest premium electric car
Inside, there is a spacious and practical cabin that can accommodate up to seven people, while the middle row has a number of electric adjustments, meaning it can be moved forward or backward depending on whether more space is needed for the passenger legs or torso. All cars come with five seats as standard, with the two extra seats added as an option.
Even with the second row positioned in its rearmost position, there is still 654 liters of boot space, which increases to 880 liters as you slide forward. With all the seats folded down, 2,100 liters of space are freed up. These numbers drop slightly in the seven-seater version, with 195 liters available with all seats in place, or 800 liters with the last row folded down. All folded seats offer up to 2,020 liters of storage space.
The 660 km range and autonomous technology are the strong point of the model
On the front, you’ll find the latest Hyperscreen system from mercedes. Available as an option, combine three screens under a curved piece of glass to create a super wide screen. There is a front passenger display, a center display for navigation and multimedia functions and then a full display for the driver.
There is also the option of having two 11.6-inch displays located in the driver’s and front passenger’s backrests, providing additional entertainment for the center row occupants.
The exterior of the EQS SUV follows the example of the company’s other electric cars, with a large front light bar connecting the slim headlights, with a smooth black grille placed in the center. Recessed handles complete the streamlined look, while alloy wheels are available in sizes up to 22 inches.
A Mercedes-Benz electric car has over 1,000 km of range
The Mercedes Vision EQXX prototype covered the distance between the German carmaker’s headquarters and the French Riviera, ending the journey with 15% battery charge still intact. According to the German manufacturer, the car traveled from Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart, through Switzerland and Italy, to the Mediterranean coastal town of Cassis in France.
Considered “the most efficient and aerodynamic electric car”, the EQXX was unveiled at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, when it is estimated to have a range of around 1,000km. Indeed, according to Ola Kallenius, CEO of Mercedes-Benz, “the technology program behind this prototype marks a milestone in the development of electric vehicles”.
Mercedes plans to spend € 60 billion by 2026 to overtake Tesla in electric cars and regain the title of the world’s best-selling premium car brand from rival BMW.
After years of criticism for delaying the adoption of electric cars, the German company has stepped up its transformation by launching the Mercedes EQS, a luxury vehicle with a range of around 560km. More recently, the brand has also launched the EQB and EQE electric models, but remains behind Tesla in the field of zero-emission vehicle sales.
With the EQXX, Mercedes is trying to prove that they can surpass the Tesla also in the strengths of this company, the electric autonomy. The prototype traveled between Sindelfingen and Cassis at speeds of up to 140 km / h and arrived at its destination with 15% of the battery still charged.