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Starting a new thread now that it's official. Text by C&D: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Shaping Up to Be the S-Class of EVs

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is the marque’s first dedicated electric vehicle and the first of Mercedes's EQ brand to reach the U.S. market. Sporting what the automaker claims is the world's lowest drag coefficient (0.20) and the world's largest in-car screen (56 inches), and making as much as 516 horsepower, the EQS, inspired by the F015 concept, aims to put the Mercedes stamp on the electric-vehicle segment by starting at the top.

The EQS will be available in two versions. The EQS450+ is rear-wheel drive and makes 329 horsepower, and the EQS580 4Matic is dual-motor all-wheel drive, with 516 horsepower. Both go on sale this fall. Both models offer adaptive air suspension and four-wheel steering as well as Mercedes's full driver-assistance package, a panoramic sunroof, and a host of techno-goodies including the latest MBUX infotainment system, Burmester 3D sound, wireless smartphone connectivity and charging, and six USB-C ports.

The star of the EQS's interior show, however, is the optional Hyperscreen. "What's really revolutionary is it's the first time the whole instrument panel is a screen. We literally dematerialized [the hardware],” said Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener. "Nobody else has done it, and I think, talking about screen sizes before, it makes everything else look old."

Coated in a single piece of Gorilla Glass, the Hyperscreen spans the entire dashboard, incorporating three displays within. The instrument panel display is a standard LCD display, while the center and passenger displays are OLED, for greater brightness and contrast. The new screen combines with a new "Zero Layer" layout for the MBUX user interface, layering machine-learning-powered widgets over a 3D map of the area around the car. The widgets, which can control anything from the HVAC to the stereo to your phone (and more), learn from the driver's behavior, eventually anticipating needs and surfacing information based on usage patterns. If you don’t tick the Hyperscreen option box, you’ll get a 12.8-inch portrait-orientation single display, mounted tablet-style in front of the dash.

The EQS's 400-volt powertrain is fed by a low-cobalt (about 10 percent) battery pack with 107.8 kWh of usable energy, developed in-house, which enables a WLTP range rating of 478 miles, although no EPA range estimate has been announced. A crash structure in the underbody protects the battery, and the car can automatically shut off the high-voltage system in case of emergency.

Mercedes says the EQS's slippery 0.20 coefficient of drag (Cd) is the lowest of any production car ever, enabled in part by the One-Bow exterior design but also by extensive attention to detail throughout the exterior, including special effort to smooth the underbody, as well as an optimized rear-end design and spoiler and special arrow-shaped front and rear wheel spoilers.

Mercedes also understands the EQS's customers may be concerned with more than their personal luxury and comfort. Accordingly, 176 pounds of the EQS's curb weight is composed of resource-saving materials like recycled plastic, recycled yarn, and sustainably produced aluminum. The EQS is built at Mercedes-Benz's Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany, which offers carbon-neutral production thanks to its solar power array and also features rainwater recycling, planted roofs, and recycled concrete in the building's facade.

Look for official pricing info to be released closer to the vehicle’s launch in fall 2021.


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EQS 450+EQS 580 4MATIC
Drive system layoutRear-wheelAll-wheel
Electric motor(s)ModelPermanently excited synchronous motor(s) (PSM)
Max. powertrain output[10]kW245385
Max. torque transmission outputNm568855
Acceleration 0-100 km/hs6.24.3
Top speed[11]km/h210210
Battery energy content, usable (WLTP)kWh107.8107.8
Rated voltageVolts396396
Energy recovery capacity, max.[12]kW186290
On-board charger (standard/option)kW11/2211/22
Charging time[13] at wallbox or at public charging station (AC charging, 11/22 kW)h10/510/5
Charging time[14] at a rapid charging station (DC)min3131
DC charging capacity, max.kW200200
DC charging in 15 minutes[15] (WLTP)kmUp to 300Up to 280
Combined fuel consumption (WLTP)kWh/100 km20.4-15.721.8-17.4
CO2 emissions (WLTP)g/km00
Combined fuel consumption (NEDC)kWh/100 km19.1-16.020.0-16.9
CO2 emissions (NEDC)g/km00
Vehicle
Length/width/heightmm5216/1926/1512
Length/width/height (USA)mm5265/1926/1513
Track front/rearmm1667/1682
Turning circle (with rear-axle steering 4.5°/10°)m11.9/10.9
Boot capacity, VDAL610-1770
Weight in roadworthy condition[16]kg24802585
Payloadkg465-545475-550
Perm. gross vehicle weightkg2945-30253060-3135
cd value from0.20[17]0.209


[9] Technical data of the EQS concerning mileage, range, output, torque, recuperation and performance in this publication is provisional, and was calculated internally in accordance with the applicable certification method. Confirmed TÜV figures, EC type approval and conformity certification with official figures are not yet available. Differences between the stated figures and the official figures are possible.

[10] The system output does not result from the simple addition of individual output figures.

[11] Electronically limited

[12] This value refers to the electrical power fed into the electric battery due to recuperation. It can be achieved under optimal environmental conditions, depending on, among other things Charge status and temperature. Deviations are possible.

[13] The charging times are for a 10-100% full charge at a wallbox or public charging station (AC connection with at least 11/22 kW, 16/32 A per phase)

[14] The charging times are for 10-80% full charge at a DC quick charging station with a supply voltage of 400 V, current at least 500 A.

[15] At DC fast charging stations with 500 amps based on WLTP range.

[16] According to EC

[17] With 19-inch AMG wheel/tyre combination (available in the EU from the end of 2021) in SPORT driving mode
 

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Am I looking at an S class hatchback? Never would I have thought I'd see that day.

I dig the two tone and the interior.
 

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And a decade later Mercedes finally has a car that can compete with the Model S. I like the interior but the exterior is very boring (hence the two tone to jazz it up), will have to wait to see this car in a single color to make a final judgement on that however.
 

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The exterior design is not very pretty in photos. Maybe it might look better in person?
I think so, but it will always look like a bit of a blog regardless.

And a decade later Mercedes finally has a car that can compete with the Model S. I like the interior but the exterior is very boring (hence the two tone to jazz it up), will have to wait to see this car in a single color to make a final judgement on that however.
The Model S will still best it in some areas, but I think luxury wise it’ll be on another level. We’ll see what the Lucid Air brings.



What do these numbers represent?
Nothing.

Yet another legacy auto manufacturer struggling to apply it's ICE-based naming convention to EV's (see also: Taycan Turbo). Gotta love tradition!
It doesn’t mean anything on the gas models either. :)
 
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No. This way the power output of the EQS can be directly compared to their gas equivalents.
As we all know the actual numbers mean nothing these days other than 450 = base model S-Class for example (at least in the US). IMO with the world switching over to EV, this is a prime opportunity to introduce a new tradition in naming, or at least update the format.
 

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Nice specs but I'm disappointed this is the best exterior design they could come up with.
 

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No. This way the power output of the EQS can be directly compared to their gas equivalents.
Exactly. The numbers have internal logic... they are supposed to indicate performance relative to other Mercedes. And also gives an indication of price.

Based on the fact that it is a S450, we are likely talking about starting MSRP of at least $110k.
 

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CLA gets the last laugh as MB's whole lineup goes with the economy car pug nose.
 
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