However, the new environmental quality standard is built on its chassis – a completely new and modular special electric vehicle platform. As you would expect from Mercedes, this new environmental quality standard is practicing, and we’re sure it will dazzle people with its futuristic design and digital connectivity.
In the US, there are two versions: the rear-wheel drive EQS 450+ with rear-mounted electric motor or the EQS 580 with 4Matic all-wheel drive additional front motor. Both EQS models for the US come with a large 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery when it arrives in the fall.
The batteries are integrated into the floor of the new Mercedes-EQ EQS and both are heated and cooled as required.
In the Global Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) tests, which give more numbers than the EPA tests, the EQS 450+ has a range of about 480 miles. According to more conservative EPA data, this figure is likely to fall to about 400 miles, which is still a remarkable number.
The 2022 Mercedes-EQ 580 4Matic EPA range is expected to be around 350 miles, which is another strong figure.
Mercedes itself produces reduced cobalt and high-energy batteries in Germany. An additional option is the exceptionally sleek smooth-bottomed EQS body. This new electric Mercedes luxury sedan has a drag coefficient of just 0.20, the lowest of any series production car.
Another reason why environmental quality standards are so amazing? Thanks to its highly advanced controllers, various electrical systems can be switched off automatically without the driver’s knowledge to expand the range.
“Energy management is an art,” explains Sajjad Khan, Technical Manager at Mercedes-Benz AG.
2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS pricing
KBB expects Mercedes EQS 2022 to start selling in the autumn at around $ 100,000. This is about the same as the price of the new 2021 S-Class.
Competitors to Mercedes-Benz’s environmental quality standards are Tesla
Model S, Audi e-tron GT, Porsche
Taycan and, oddly enough, even the new GMC Hummer EV, which is also packed with luxury and technology.
Driving a 2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS
KBB has not driven the new Mercedes-Benz EQS. Come back with us this year. We know this: you can use the steering wheel to adjust the regenerative braking, and Mercedes tells us that the top speed for the new electric environmental quality is limited to 130 km / h.
We are also looking forward to the steering wheel available on the new EQS, which is said to make a large sedan move around with compact agility.
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As the top model of the Mercedes-EQ sub-brand, the new EQS exudes luxury and quality. As might be expected, many elements have been digitized.
The MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Interface) hyperclock, a massive in-vehicle infotainment display, sets the tone for a modern 5-seater cab that is avant-garde and has a thin vent strip with turbine-style outlets on both sides.
As the EQS is an electric car, a transmission tunnel is not required. It gives this large sedan an open and airy feel, and the intricately stitched leather upholstery is complemented by natural wood.
The seats look simple in design and the EQS door panels have a modern look, armrests, a pull-out handle and side pockets integrated into one cabinet. Note that the electric driver’s door closes automatically when the brake pedal is depressed. No need to catch up.
Another nice detail: the 2022 Mercedes EQS is equipped with Energizing Air Control Plus, which keeps fine dust, microparticles, pollen and other substances away from the interior. Thanks to the HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, the system removes 99.6% of pollutants in the cabin.
This large filter system, installed under the hood, also reduces odors such as sulfur dioxide thanks to the activated carbon of the HEPA filter and the automatic air conditioning recorder. Coal, says Mercedes, comes from coconuts and is a by-product of the cosmetics industry.
Also noteworthy: Hey Mercedes ”The MBUX infotainment system continues to improve. The new environmental quality system learns individual voices and can even be controlled from the back seat. It also understands 27 languages and has what Mercedes calls the zero layer, which uses artificial intelligence to learn habits and then make recommendations. For example, if he knows that you usually call the same person who drives home every night, a pane will appear above the screen to remind you.
Because the EQS is a specially built electric car, the designers had a lot of freedom with this large new electric Mercedes-Benz sedan.
This means that environmental quality standards have been optimized for packaging and ergonomics, and world-class aerodynamics have been made possible by a smooth body and a mostly closed radiator shutter.
Mercedes compares EQS’s curved greenhouse to a tight bow. This helps to give this large 4-door coupe the look of a frameless door and high waistline. A-pillars go far ahead in terms of environmental quality standards, creating a forward-facing design with a cab, which usually results in a great interior.
Like other new Mercedes designs with a “sensual purity” theme, the new EQS has a minimum number of body lines with flowing transitions and fewer panel gaps.
The deep black surface of the grille sets the face for a new environmental quality standard. Look for this design element to appear on other electric models in the Mercedes-EQ family, including future SUVs.
This huge 56-inch touchscreen dashboard is a highlight of the EQS interior. The scratch-resistant curved glass panel, which extends from the A-pillar to the A-pillar, includes three screens under the glass cover of the Hyperscreen screen — a 12.3-inch driver screen (dashboard), a massive 17.7-inch OLED-center screen, and a 12.3-inch OLED driver screen.
The center and front passenger displays have feedback. Touching a finger in certain places triggers a vibration on the cover glass, which makes it a mechanical switch. Mercedes recommends using a microfiber cloth to remove fingerprints from the Hyperscreen.
Feeling of strength
Quality managers who need to rest can park their vehicle and use the Power Button. This sleep assistance program has three stages: falling asleep, falling asleep, and waking up.
When the Power Nap is switched on, the driver’s seat moves to a quiet position, the side windows and blinds are closed, the air ionizer is activated and the ambient lighting is reduced. Sleep is then supported by soothing sounds and a starry sky displayed on the EQS center console.
When it’s time to wake up, the EQS cabin is full of scent and the seat massages you before returning to your previous position.
Battery power, charging times and operating range
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ has a 329-horsepower electric motor mounted on the rear. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic has front and rear electric motors with a total power of 516 horsepower.
Both US models have a 107.8 kWh battery with liquid cooling (and heating) surrounded by a durable aluminum housing integrated into a special EV chassis floor structure. In Europe and other markets, the EQS is available with a smaller 97 kWh battery.
Reduced cobalt batteries manufactured in Germany have an excellent energy density and electric motors are compact. What’s more, the drive torque of the EQS 580 4Matic continuously adjusts the front and rear to improve vehicle stability, and regenerative braking is available in three stages using the steering wheel blades.
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According to Mercedes, the EQS can get 186 miles in as little as 15 minutes using a 200-watt high-speed DC charger. At home, the EQS can be charged with 22 kW using an on-board charger.
Permanent magnet electric motor (EQS 450+)
107.8 kWh lithium ion battery
406 lb-ft of torque
EPA range (estimated): 400 miles
Electric motors with two permanent magnets (EQS 580 4Matic)
107.8 kWh lithium ion battery
516 horsepower (combined)
611 lb-ft of torque
EPA range (estimated): 350 miles
This story originally continued KBB.com.