Mercedes-Benz is preparing the presentation of EQS. Sources close to the company mention that the future electric sedan could be officially presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show, an event that opens its doors in early September.
The Mercedes-Benz EQ family of electric cars is about to grow larger. By the end of next year, the German manufacturer’s officials want it to be made up of at least four models. Along with the EQC SUV, the German manufacturer’s electric family will also include an S-Class flagship correspondent (photo). The model will be christened EQS, and a number of test prototypes were recently caught during proving sessions.
In terms of design, the future EQS would take over some of CLS’s lines, but it will also integrate elements we have already admired on the S-Class and even the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupe. Inside, the future EQS will offer something more high-tech than the S-Class, and the technologies will be taken from the flagship.
The new EQS will be the first model in the EQ range to receive the MEA (Modular Electric Architecture) platform, the architecture specifically designed for electric models. According to sources close to the company, the electric sedan will be equipped with two engines, one on each axle. The EQC uses a similar architecture, and in the case of the SUV, the two electric motors offer 408 hp and 760 Nm. In the case of EQS, the available resources will be somewhat more generous. Regarding the battery, the same voices mention a battery with a capacity of 90 kWh, a value sufficient for a range between 400 and 500 kilometers.
The future Mercedes-Benz EQS will be assembled in Sindelfingen. It is the third Mercedes factory in Germany that has been prepared for the assembly of electric models. In Bremen the EQC SUV is produced, while at the Rastatt plant Mercedes-Benz will assemble the future EQA (compact class electric model).