Mercedes EQS: Most aerodynamic EV on the market

AMG high-performance version expected later this year

EQS Exterior
(Photos: Handout from Mercedes)
On the outside, the production of EQS is based on the 2019 EQS Vision concept, while from a dimensions point of view, the EQS is 5,216mm long, 1,926mm wide, and 1,512mm high, and receives a long wheelbase of 3,210mm — 106mm longer than the S-Class.اضافة اعلان

Another very impressive number is the drag coefficient of 0.20, which makes the EQS the most aerodynamic EV today.

The front is characterized by a bonnet in the shape of a clamshell, which wraps around the side to form the top of the front wheel arches. The EQS’ side silhouette is described by Mercedes as a “single-arch roofline” that extends back to form a large-angle tailgate in the rear lift model. The windows of the doors are frameless and the doors feature the same flow handles, just like its legend-famous sibling, the S-Class. The proportions of the wheel arches are generous, and are fit for wheels ranging from 19 to 22 inches.

Turning inside to the interior of the EQS, a feeling of overwhelming futuristic luxury prevails; standing out are the three digital displays dubbed by Mercedes as “Hypercreens”: the left one serves as an instrument panel, the middle hosts the infotainment functions and central air conditioning, and the right one in front of the front passenger. The central screen is controlled by Mercedes’ latest version of the operating system MBUX that features a hands-free speech input feature. The two front seats are divided by the center console, while in the back, the flat flooring gives better seating-area space compared to the S-Class.

The EQS can carry a bit of luggage, with a trunk capacity of 610-liters, which can be extended to 1,770 liters when the rear seats are folded.

The base Model is the EQS 450, which comes with rear-wheel drive and rear-mounted asynchronous electric motor, delivering 329 horse power (hp) and 338 lb-ft of torque. Also available is the more powerful EQS 580, which comes with two electric motors with 516hp and 631 of torque.

The battery pack for both models is a 107.8kWh (net) lithium-ion battery, with a range of up to 479 miles on the WLTP test cycle.

Mercedes is expected to roll out a more affordable EQS with a smaller-capacity battery next year, the details of which are yet to be announced.

The QS 450 sprints from zero to 100km in 6.2 seconds, while the more powerful EQS 580, makes it to 100k/h in 4.3 seconds only. Top speed for both is limited to 131m/h.

An AMG high-performance version of the EQS is expected later this year, it is rumored to be running on the same twin-engine setup as the EQS 580, but with a much higher output of around 700hp.

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