Mercedes-Benz EQS Spied, Foreshadows M-B's EV Future
Mercedes-Benz is working to deliver on its promise of having 10 or more EVs on the market by 2022, as evidenced by spy shots of the EQS unearthed via Motor Authority.
The EQS will be a large sedan, poised to sell alongside the flagship S-Class. Production could start this year, putting it on the market next year as a 2021 or 2022 model.
The spy shots show that the car has a liftback/hatchback instead of a trunk, and the interior borrows from the S-Class. There’s a large infotainment screen and a gauge cluster that appears all digital. MA says 3D graphics could be available.
The platform is called MEA2 (Mercedes Electric Architecture 2, duh) and is dedicated to battery-electrics. In the spy shots, the doors appear frameless with extending handles. Range could be 400 miles or higher according to previous reporting from Motor Authority.
How much of the styling carries over from the EQS concept/show car (pictured above) remains to be seen.
Other planned EVs for Mercedes include the EQC, a small SUV, compact SUVs called EQA and EQB, EQE sedan and SUV, and commercial vehicles such as an electric Sprinter.
If production is slated to begin in 2020, that means a launch (likely virtual) could be in the offing soon, although we’ve heard nothing and no invites to a Zoom have hit our inbox.
We’ll keep an eye out for the latest in sleek, low-slung luxury sedans (they all seem to have the same look, likely for aerodynamics). Until we hear more, you can peep the pics here.
Enough with wheels. When are we going to get omni-directional spheres like in the movies?
What luck that some clever sneak was able to grab spy pics of the rumored vehicle in such a stark, dramatic setting with pro-quality lighting and faultless composition! One would almost think that MB produced these pictures itself, like to generate buzz or something!
The prototype looks better than the concept.
Is second-row entry/egress still a thing? M-B are dangerously close to losing the plot. Opinion: The whole concept car "thing" has jumped the shark. • Put your resources into designing the vehicle you intend to build. • Include some "design" with your design, instead of just "styling". Know the target audience for your vehicle and make the vehicle usable for that audience. • Why does a vehicle with a modern powertrain have to look like last century's vision of the future? • If you have my attention, don't waste it with "teaser" images (views cost money).