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.
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.