Mercedes-Benz EQS: Electric flagship sedan teased

Another day, another new EV. Mercedes has teased the upcoming EQS, which will debut several firsts for the German marque.

3 months ago
Henry Man

Mercedes-Benz has shown the world a sneak peek of its production EQS electric vehicle.

When it launches in 2021, the EQS will sit alongside the upcoming S-Class sedan as the flagship of the Mercedes range.

The image suggests a rather non-traditional approach from the German automaker.

There’s a sloping coupe-style roofline, several aerodynamic fins on the boot lid, flush pop-out door handles, and wing mirrors attached to the body instead of the a-pillars.

As part of Mercedes’s “Ambition2039” goal, the EQS will use partially carbon-neutral battery cells.

It will be produced on the same assembly line as its internal-combustion S-Class counterpart in Sindelfingen, Germany.

The teaser affirms sightings of camouflaged EQS prototypes undergoing testing in Europe from Motor1 and InsideEVs.

Mercedes’s flagship EV sedan is inspired by the Vision EQS concept debuted in late 2019. The concept included a 100kWh battery pack, up to 700km of range on the tougher WLTP test cycle, and an acceleration time from 0 to 100km/h of less than 4.5 seconds.

Like the leaked 2021 S-Class and Vision EQS’s cabin, expect a new portrait-orientated MBUX infotainment system that is integrated with the centre console, and a revised steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons seen on the facelifted E-Class.

Sharing underpinnings with the new S-Class, the EQS will be the second EQ-branded Mercedes-Benz after the mid-sized EQC SUV

Mercedes has not yet announced a launch date for the EQS, but expect it sometime during 2021.