By on September 11, 2020

Mercedes-Benz EQS concept. Image: Mercedes-Benz

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.

[Image: Mercedes-Benz]

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10 Comments on “Mercedes-Benz EQS Spied, Foreshadows M-B’s EV Future...”

  • avatar
    R Henry

    I can’t help but laugh mockingly when I see such cartoonishly enormous diameter wheels on concept cars. What are these…30 inchers?

    • 0 avatar

      b..b…but more contact patch!

      Seriously though, I think this looks a heck of a lot better than the Lucid. Of course this is just a concept, but still.

      • 0 avatar

        You can achieve the same contact patch with high profile tires and added width. The purpose of larger diameter wheels and tires is to improve fuel economy.

        The larger size of the wheels and lower profile allow for better handling, but the cost of larger diameter tires goes up dramatically. Most cars in the 1950s had 15 inch wheels, until GM went down to 14 inch wheels, and the rest of the automakers followed suit.

        The current trend of large diameter wheels and low profile tires is returning to the 22 inch model-T with its “artillery type” wagon wheels. After all, some of the earliest automakers were originally horse-drawn wagon makers, like Studebaker. All they’re doing now is replacing the horse with a battery.

  • avatar

    Can we dispense with the Conestoga wagon wheels? There has to be a happy medium between these and the 20th century 13″ wheels that look like casters on a bed frame.

  • avatar
    Stanley Steamer

    Enough with wheels. When are we going to get omni-directional spheres like in the movies?

  • avatar

    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!

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    The prototype looks better than the concept.

  • avatar

    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).

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