Merc’s EQS also comes at a time when new registrations of electric vehicles are heading for 25 percent of the German new car market.
Every time you look, a new electric car is launched. On a good day, two or three electric cars have to be announced – ten or more a week if the automakers electrify their ranges. It’s not that they really care more about electrification or less about combustion. That’s because they need to reduce the carbon footprint of their product ranges. Or suffer the pain of billions of dollars in greenie fines.
Cars are changing – faster than ever before
That’s why the auto market is changing faster than ever in the first world. For many drivers, it makes little difference, and probably never will, except for the fact that in some cases if you are brand loyal you will be forced to be electric in no time. However, other manufacturers will still allow you to choose between twin-turbo V12 engines and fully electric floats. And that is one of the great advantages of the Mercedes-Benz EQS. But there is much more to it than that.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a kind of pillar among cars. So when an electric one comes along, that’s a pretty big deal. That will influence the opinion. Merc’s EQS also comes at a time when new registrations of electric vehicles are heading for 25 percent of the German new car market. And it won’t stop climbing anytime soon.
So if you want to drive a luxury electric car, now there is one S-class for you too. But if you want a hybrid or a pure gasoline V8 or even an AMG 63, there is still one of all of these. There’s even a Biturbo V12 65 or one Maybach S class. It’s called freedom, and it seems, in Merc ‘case at least, that you will long have the luxury of choice.
Meet the EQS from MB
But this is about the electric S, and here it is. Get to know the brand new Mercedes-Benz EQS, which sets new standards in terms of luxury, electronics, aerodynamics and upgradeable software updates for electric motors for an electric drive train with up to 700 hp, if you wish.
The EQS series from Mercedes-Benz includes the EQS 450 with 5.467 lb kg rear-wheel drive and a 328 hp asynchronous electric motor that is capable of 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds. The twin-engine all-wheel drive with 516 kW and 855 Nm EQS 630 reaches 60 in a quick 4.3 seconds and the top end of both cars is limited to 130 mph. A 700 PS strong Mercedes-AMG EQS will follow and there is also an electric Maybach EQS on the cards.
Both new EQS models have a lithium-ion battery with 107.8 kWh and an energy content that is 26% higher than that used in the EQC for a claimed WTLP range of 478 miles.