A little more than a month later – on September 2 – Mercedes-Benz will present the S-class new generation. It will definitely be one of the main events of the season, however, in parallel, the manufacturer is preparing another – in many ways similar but still very different debut.
We are talking about Mercedes-Benz EQS – all-electric analog of the S-class. It’s not just one of the modifications, which decided to allocate, giving it its own name: the electric car is completely independent model. It is built on a separate platform Modular Electric Architecture and has a unique five-, not four-door body. Therefore, its comparison with diesel flagship brand, belongs rather to the field of ideology and market positioning, not technology.
The development of the EQS is long enough: now the former Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche confirmed the intention to release an appropriate model even in the spring of the year before, and the rumors about the desire of Mercedes to create a competitor to the Tesla Model S started to walk and before. And speaking of Tesla: at the recent photos shared by our spies, Mercedes-Benz EQS test in company with the flagship saloon Elon musk and younger – but incredibly popular – sedan Model 3. Apparently, German engineers set up its new, comparing it with rivals.
Earlier this month, current CEO of “Daimler” Ola Kallenius confirmed that the serial EQS can drive on a single charge up to 700 kilometers – that is not inferior to last year’s concept Vision EQS. He will receive a twin-engined four-wheel drive, polnopravnym chassis, battery of its own production with the possibility of fast charging. While we are unlikely to make the mistake of assuming that the new S-class will share its electric counterpart, a number of new technologies in the field of multimedia and security systems.
The opening date of the electric vehicle is not yet named. Earlier, before the pandemic COVID-19 – it was reported that it will go on sale in early 2021. It is not excluded that Mercedes-Benz still expects to meet these deadlines. Entered the market, EQS will compete for customers not only with a big “Tesla” in the same segment mark next BMW 7-series and Jaguar XJ, approximately there is already a Porsche Taycan, which should join related Audi e-tron GT.