Mercedes must get closer to the world premiere of its highly anticipated EQS as the three-pointed star ramps up its teaser campaign. It wasn’t until Tuesday that the German luxury brand released a video suitable for portrait mode smartphones with a preview of the heavy screen interior and now we take a closer look at the exterior.
Fortunately, the cover-up is gone now. This is still considered a teaser image because Mercedes has deliberately reduced the brightness. However, we fiddled with the photo’s settings and increased the exposure and brightness in our quest to unlock more design details. Having launched the superb first-generation CLS in 2004 after a preview a year earlier with the Vision CLS concept, the Stuttgart-based team know how to infuse coupe clues into a sedan’s roofline.
In fact, the EQS is not a sedan in itself. It’s technically a liftback as it has a more practical tailgate while the smaller EQE also coming this year will have a traditional trunk lid. These door handles that stay flush with the body and only pop out when you need them are not just a design fad, as they serve a functional purpose – to optimize airflow for better aerodynamics and improve performance. ‘efficiency.
With the same aim of making the side profile as sleek as possible, Mercedes mounted the mirrors slightly lower on the doors rather than on the base of the A-pillars where they are typically located. Multiple spy shots revealed that there would be tiny areas of fixed glass near the front and rear pillars to improve visibility. But the greenhouse itself is not necessarily generous since the glazed area is quite small compared to the imposing dimensions of the car.
Overall, the exterior design reminds us of a spectacular concept car unveiled several years ago. Mercedes introduced the Concept IAA 2014 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a plug-in hybrid with an expandable four-door coupe body and a drag coefficient of just 0.19. The EQS will ditch the combustion engine altogether by rolling on a new platform developed from scratch for electric vehicles.
Mercedes CEO Ola Källenius said Automotive news Europe earlier this week, the EQS will play in a league of their own, with no direct rivals. The EQE will take on the difficult role of tackling the Tesla Model S, Audi E-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan, while the EQS will roll solo in the premium EV segment once. that it will go on sale later this year:
“There won’t be a luxury sedan on the market, and there isn’t one at the moment, comparable in size, packaging and space like the EQS. finds a segment above, including a back seat where you can actually sit comfortably. “
From the few details released on the production model, we know that it will have reclining rear seats and offer over 700 kilometers of range. It should be noted that the number is based on the WLTP cycle, which means that the US-standard EQS will likely have a lower EPA certified range. The Vision EQS concept unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show also promised a range of 435 miles, as well as rapid charging capabilities to 350 kW to “fill” the battery to 80% in less than 20 minutes.
More than just an electric equivalent of the S-Class, the fast liftback will lead Mercedes’ EV attack that will continue with the SUV versions of the EQS and EQE in 2022. later this decade, while the AMG and Maybach sub-brands also plan to electrify their alignments.
Meanwhile, we hear that the Mercedes EQS 2022 will premiere in April. An EQB electric crossover is also planned this year to complement the EQA.