Mercedes-Benz Debuts Its First All-Electrical Luxurious Sedan—Setting Its Sights on Tesla
On April 15, in a star-studded livestream that includes Alicia Keys and James Cameron, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its first devoted all-electric car for the U.S. market. The 2022 EQS is a full-size, five-door automotive meant to compete immediately in opposition to the Tesla Mannequin S within the six-figure luxurious electrical sedan market.
Two variations of the EQS will likely be obtainable at launch: The EQS450 makes 329 horsepower and can begin at an estimated worth of beneath $100,000; the up-powered EQS580 will make 516 horsepower and can begin at round $115,000. Each fashions will likely be obtainable with both rear wheel drive or Mercedes’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. Probably the most highly effective of those fashions will be capable of speed up from zero to 60 in simply over 4 seconds, and may have a spread of round 350 miles. (EPA testing has not been accomplished but).
The EQS is really an all-electric S-Class, Mercedes’s benchmark sedan for the previous 50 years. This implies it hosts groundbreaking design, engineering, security, consolation, and expertise options. These embrace an obtainable six LCD screens—at the least one in entrance of every passenger—three of which mix to kind the non-compulsory Hyperscreen, which stretches throughout the whole dashboard of the automotive.
Controlling all this expertise is the following era of Mercedes’s MBUX consumer interface. This technique makes use of synthetic intelligence and machine studying, like a private digital assistant, to acknowledge and retailer profiles that includes the preferences of particular occupants, and is managed through natural-language voice instructions. An occupant simply has to say, “Hey, Mercedes” to provoke the system’s performance.
Mercedes has additionally made a degree of integrating whimsy and delight into the EQS. When a driver approaches the automotive, the EQS senses their presence and the flush-mounted door handles emerge and the door powers open. As soon as the occupant is inside, a contact of the inside door deal with powers the door shut. Multicolored ambient lighting is used inside to set a temper but additionally illuminates to display who’s talking to the MBUX system and the way the heating and air-conditioning system is being adjusted. It could possibly even warn an occupant of an impending crash.
The EQS will go on sale in the US this fall beneath the marque’s EQ electrical sub-brand and represents the primary of a slew of all-electric automobiles from the German automaker to roll out over the following two years.