A portion of spy photos of the Mercedes-AMG EQS, which is currently being tested at the Nurburgring, have appeared on the web. The “charged” electric car is promised a twin-engine power plant with a capacity of 761 horsepower.
The regular Mercedes-Benz EQS was presented in mid-April. Then it was reported that the electric car is built on the modular architecture of the MEA and has an ultra-low coefficient of aerodynamic drag (0.202). For the model, two modifications were announced: the base one with a 331-horsepower electric motor on the rear axle and a 524-horsepower twin-engine.
A third option is on its way, this time from AMG. It was this version that got into the lenses of spy cameras, as indicated by the yellow brake calipers and holes behind the rear fenders for exhausting air, while the rest of the design was tried to hide under camouflage film. The dynamic characteristics of the Mercedes-AMG EQS are still kept secret, but it can be assumed that the electric car accelerates to the first “hundred” in less than 4.3 seconds – this is how much time is required for the top-end EQS 580 with a 524-horsepower installation.
Earlier it was reported that the EQS will be the first of the “green” line of the Stuttgart company to receive a version with an AMG nameplate. For this, the automaker has already registered the trademarks EQS 43, EQS 53 and EQS 63, one of which will receive a “charged” electric liftback. More details about the model will appear closer to the premiere, which may take place in late 2021 or early 2022.
It is known that by 2022 the EQ line will expand to eight models; they will be assembled at seven factories on three continents. By 2030, more than half of the Mercedes lineup will be equipped with hybrid or all-electric units, and in another nine years the German brand will be completely CO2-neutral.