Mercedes-Benz has begun the shift to electric vehicles. The automaker has a comprehensive plan to switch to just producing electric automobiles in some markets by 2030. The EQS is one of the electric vehicles Mercedes-Benz is developing to help with this transition.
Mercedes is only beginning this journey, and the 2022 EQS would explain why they are taking so long. It is an impressive vehicle. Here’s a rundown of everything you should know.
Features and Specifications
One of the characteristics when considering an EV is range (to avoid ‘range anxiety’). And it is expected that the EQS should have a good range. The EQS is equipped with a 108-kWh battery pack that should deliver a range of roughly 430 miles.
Another noteworthy feature of the Mercedes-Benz EQS is its ability to charge quickly. Using DC fast charging, it gains up to 80 percent of its capacity in about half an hour. In addition, the EQS is quick on the road. The electric motor in the basic EQS produces 329 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. The 580 4Matic has 516 horsepower and 611 pound-feet of torque.
Both versions should reach 120 mph, though the 580 4Matic will be notably faster. The EQS will not come cheap, starting at $102,310.
Other Bells and Whistles
The Mercedes EQS is a luxury car. It comes with a plethora of luxury features. This reality may be because the luxury feature of the interior of the EQS has no true EV competitor.
The EQS has technology that is unlikely to be found in cheaper cars anytime soon. It offers a 56-inch hyper screen as an option, described as three touch panels operating together. The EQS incorporates an optional augmented reality head-up display and an eye-tracking system to ensure that the driver is awake at all times.
There’s also a semi-autonomous self-driving mode and a slew of additional high-tech safety features. All these make the EQS the plush EV on the market.