Stuttgart: The EQS is the first all-electric luxury sedan from Mercedes-EQ. With it, Mercedes-EQ is redefining this vehicle segment.
The EQS is also the first model to be based on the Mercedes-EQ modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles.
Fusing technology, design, functionality, and connectivity, the EQS will delight both drivers and passengers. The EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan will arrive in Canada in Fall 2021. It boasts 385 kW (electrical consumption NEDC combined: 20.0-16.9 kWh/100 km; CO2- emissions: 0 g/km).
As part of its Ambition 2039 initiative, Mercedes-Benz is working on offering a carbon-neutral new car fleet within 20 years. As early as 2030, the company wants more than half the cars it sells globally to feature electric drive systems – this includes fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.
In many areas, MercedesBenz is already thinking about tomorrow today: the new EQS is designed with sustainability in mind. With a great deal of meticulous work and a focus on purpose-driven design, aerodynamicists worked in close cooperation with designers of the EQS to achieve a new cd best value of 0.20.
This makes the EQS the most aerodynamic production car in the world. The EQS also offers a very good value for recuperation: allowing deceleration to a standstill without using the brake pedal. Deceleration is also applied to detected vehicles ahead until they come to a standstill, for example at traffic lights.
Intelligent energy recovery is situation-optimized with the aid of ECO Assist and acts with foresight, taking into account traffic conditions or topography, among other things. With a range of around 700 kilometres (WLTP) and an output of up to 385 kW, the powertrain of the EQS meets every expectation of a progressive sedan in the S-Class segment.
The EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan has an electric powertrain (eATS) at both the front and rear axle. The innovative battery management software, developed inhouse, allows updates over the air (OTA). In this way, the energy management system remains up to date throughout the life cycle. In terms of the cell chemistry, the cobalt content of the cathodes has been reduced to ten percent.
The EQS can be charged with up to 200 kW at fast charging stations with direct current. Power for up to another 300 kilometres (WLTP) is recharged in just 15 minutes. In Canada, the EQS will come with 3 years of Mercedes me Charge and Green Charging, giving customers the ability to charge at thousands of public charging stations coast-to-coast.
Mercedes me Navigation with Electric Intelligence plans the fastest and most convenient route for drivers, including charging stops. Navigation also reacts dynamically to traffic jams or changes to driving style. A new feature of the EQS is a visual cue in the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system that shows whether the available battery capacity is sufficient to return to the starting point without charging.
Although the EQS is a close relative of the new S-Class, it is built on an all-electric architecture. This completely new concept made a rigorous purposedriven design possible. With its one-bow lines and cab-forward design with fastback, the EQS is clearly distinguishable from combustion engine vehicles even at first glance.
The front is combined into a ‘Black Panel’ unit. Innovative headlights connected by a light band and a deep black radiator grille (Black Panel) form the distinctive face of the EQS. As an exceptionally intelligent vehicle, the EQS has up to 350 sensors. These include the ability to record distances, speeds and accelerations, lighting conditions, precipitation and temperatures, seat occupancy, as well as the blink of a driver’s eye or the passengers’ speech.
This wealth of information is processed by control units that, controlled by algorithms, make decisions at lightning speed. Given its high capability of learning thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), the new EQS can expand its capabilities based on new experiences. The sound experience in the EQS also makes the paradigm shift from a conventional to an electric car audible. A variety of soundscapes allow for an individual acoustic set-up.
Standard rear-axle steering with a steering angle of up to 4.5 degrees, contributes to a handy and dynamic driving experience in the EQS. The revolutionary DIGITALLIGHT headlamp technology, which comes standard in the EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan will enable guide markings or warning symbols to be projected onto the road in the future.
The EQS features an expansive interior with leather seats, sustainable NEOTEX dash and natural wood-grain trim. The luxurious cockpit features standard dual 12.3 and 12.9 inch capacitive touchscreens, with the central vertically-oriented screen comprising the entire centre console. With adaptive software, MBUX seemlessly adapts to its user and makes personalized suggestions for numerous infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions. The latest generation of driver assistance systems includes numerous driver support functions.
A new introduction is the additional microsleep warning from ATTENTION ASSIST. Tthe EQS features a rigid passenger cell, special deformation zones and state-of-the-art restraint systems. PRE-SAFE® is standard. In addition to standard crash tests, the car’s performance in various additional load situations was verified and tests carried out at the Vehicle Safety Technology Centre (TFS).