Tesla Model S has led the field of luxury electric vehicles for almost a decade. In other words, you won’t be the only racer now, because the new Mercedes-Benz EQS has arrived, and all the guns are on fire, bringing you fierce competition. Looking ahead, we expect more cards to join this market segment.
For now, your new Mercedes-Benz EQS looks more modern and attractive, but this is not the most important issue yet. Indeed, it is full of hope, with a promising 770km WLTP cycle certified driving range, making it more and more popular than any electric car currently produced.
Then this new full-size EV sedan also introduced a new styling steering for the Mercedes-EQ series, keeping the drag coefficient at 0.20. In addition, it also showcased the new MBUX super display, which is essentially a large glass dash that integrates three independent information displays: dash, central infotainment system, and passenger-side auxiliary touchscreen.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS has two finishes: two are powered by 108.7 kWh lithium-ion batteries. The EQS 450+ is a basic model with a single electric motor on the rear axle, with a total power of 324 hp and a maximum torque of 568. The EQS 580 4MATIC is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) headliner with electric motors on the front and rear axles. The total power output here is 509 hp and the maximum torque is up to 855 Nm. For a speed from standstill to 100 km / h, 4.1 seconds are needed. The large battery is designed to extend your driving distance between stops and further improve your aerodynamic efficiency.
With a drag coefficient of 0.20, the Mercedes EQS is the largest series-produced aerodynamic model ever sold. As the most important part of electric vehicles, EQS can use 110kW DC fast charging function to charge 10% to 80% of electricity in 35 minutes, while using a 240 volt home wall charger in the same range requires 11 hours. Mercedes-Benz is likely to work with public charging service providers to develop its own supercharger network before the EQS reaches the dealership.
Now after all this technical work, let’s take a moment to look at it because it’s cool! It deserves a detailed scan! The new Mercedes-Benz EQS looks completely beautiful and is made from a single piece of metal. On the front, a plain black panel replaces the place we used to use to view the grille.
There are three small LED accessories on each headlight to evoke the appeal of other Mercedes S families, while a full-angle LED strip on the edge of the hood connects the headlights. The taillights have a spiral design, which Mercedes claims is inspired by the visible coils of old light bulbs. Of course, the conical roof is more attractive to the coupe, it seems to be inspired by the four-door sedan Mercedes-AMG 63 S, and there are many bright spots in the interior.
First, MBUX Hyperscreen is a huge 56-inch wide curved glass panel that can accommodate three separate OLED displays. Directly in front of the driver is a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, while a 17.7-inch central touchscreen is used for the infotainment system. Passengers also have their own 12.3-inch touchscreen, which protects the driver from injury, and is equipped with a camera system that monitors the driver’s attention and turns it off when the driver feels they have too much view.
The co-pilot can use the auxiliary touch screen to activate massage, heating, and ventilation functions for the driver and front passenger, and adjust climate control, ambient lighting, and audio settings. Passengers can also play their own music through Bluetooth headphones, as well as find and suggest the driver navigate. It also added a new feature called “Zero Layer” to the MBUX infotainment system software. In this mode, the full-screen map will appear on the center screen, and fixed audio controls in the lower center and settings in the upper left corner will enhance it.
With the help of artificial intelligence, EQS can learn more about the driver’s preferences and schedule, and suggest MBUX functions in small tiles overlaid on the map screen. For example, if the driver frequently calls someone when leaving the office, MBUX will suggest that they call that number as soon as the EQS leaves the parking lot, which is very smart! But for former classmates, Mercedes-Benz will also provide a more traditional vertical 12.8-inch center touchscreen on the EQS 450, paired with a standard 12.3-inch digital instrument panel.
The little wood accents on the console’s storage cover, as well as the fine leather, soft-touch plastic, and microfiber suede material from elsewhere. Mobile phone compartments in the screen and the door handle “float” above the dash surface and door panels, and the surrounding accent lighting appears around the edge.
Metal trim in shades of pink is used on the vents, partition edges, and door panels. This fashion sensation is definitely the best quality. At the rear, the only seat that can be used is a bench, where there is no fixed center console. The bench armrest is equipped with an MBUX tablet, which can be used as a standard 12.3-inch dual-screen remote control mounted on the back of the front seat.
The rear seats also provide quick warming and massage functions. It also has an optional AR head-up display, where navigation signals are projected onto the windshield in the driver’s field of vision. It also comes standard with a full suite of active driver assistance technologies in the EQS, including Distronic adaptive cruise control, steering assist with automatic lane change function, and automatic emergency braking for forward, reverse, and collisions. at intersections.
If a collision is detected, the EQS can be raised approximately 2.8 inches via Pre-Safe Impulse Side technology to ensure more force is passed through the frame rather than distributed to the passenger compartment. Interestingly, it also has an electric nap feature. which can be used when loading the function. The Power Nap feature tilts the front seats, closes the panoramic windows and sky curtains, and plays a soothing sound.
After a predetermined time, Power Nap will automatically and gently wake passengers up by activating ambient lighting and returning the seat to the upright position. Then it is also equipped with an optional HEPA filter and an air quality sensor for outside and cabin air. Certified by OFI, a German research institute, the filter can also resist viruses and bacteria.
Mercedes-Benz EQS is definitely one of those long-awaited models in our market, especially after the launch of EQC, we established hope. In other words, it will only be used as a complete device, and its cost is expected to be at least close to that of the Maybach or even more.