Mercedes-Benz officially unveils details of upcoming EQS SUV, arriving in US late 2022

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Following 2 years of teasing the public, Mercedes-Benz has yet pulled the full expanse disconnected its EQS SUV. When it arrives astatine dealers toward the extremity of this year, the caller exemplary volition beryllium the archetypal SUV connected Mercedes’ EQ line to get successful the US. There’s tons to unfold here, truthful let’s excavation in.

Background

The nationalist archetypal caught upwind of an SUV mentation of Mercedes-Benz’ EQS sedan successful October of 2020, erstwhile the German automaker shared camo’d footage of its archetypal 3 EVs connected its caller electrified EQ line: the EQS and EQE sedans and the EQS SUV. Here’s a video posted by Mercedes astatine the time.

The EQS is presently connected US roads, and the EQE is not acold behind. The EQS SUV however, has remained somewhat hidden, though Mercedes has shared small tidbits of its advancement the past 2 years.

Alongside quality of a ribbon-cutting ceremonial for a caller artillery mill successful Alabama, Mercedes shared respective interior images of the EQS SUV, implicit with specs consumers tin expect wrong it. At the time, Mercedes besides announced April 19, 2022 arsenic the day for the satellite premiere of the EQS SUV.

Here we are, astir 3 quarters of the mode done April with an implicit boatload worthy of caller details connected the caller electrified SUV.

First images and details of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

It looks a batch cooler without camo, right? If you didn’t cognize by now, Mercedes-Benz is dedicated to delivering the utmost prime some wrong and retired of its vehicles. That means astute attraction to infinitesimal details successful the plan process.

The Mercedes squad besides spares nary effort erstwhile it comes to sharing accusation connected its caller EVs, having sent america a robust 55- leafage property release connected the EQS SUV alone. We urge checking retired the afloat merchandise if you’re a die-hard Mercedes-Benz instrumentality (we’re reasoning of 1 “very passionate” scholar successful Augsberg, Bavaria, successful particular).

For those of you successful the TL;DR mindset, we’ve consolidated things for you.

What’s new

If the sanction wasn’t hint enough, the caller EQS SUV is based connected the sedan mentation that debuted successful 2021. As a larger version, the EQS SUV offers seating for up to 7 passengers and much cargo abstraction with the aforesaid luxury and exertion arsenic the EQ sedans that travel earlier it.

The caller EQ exemplary volition travel with plentifulness of modular features similar 3 idiosyncratic driving modes, positive Active Parking Assist with its Surround View Camera. Additionally, the EQS SUV volition diagnostic Mercedes’ operator assistance bundle including Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, which we precocious tested out successful Los Angeles. Here are immoderate further highlights:

AIRMATIC aerial suspension and Adaptive Damping System Active Lane Keeping, Blind Spot Assist, PRE-SAFE PLUS, and PRE-SAFE Impulse Side (all standard) 10-degree rear axle steering, allowing for amended maneuverability and agility connected constrictive metropolis streets One-bow plan successful enactment with Mercedes’ “Progressive Luxury” plan philosophy Interior

As you tin spot from the images above, the interior connected the upcoming EQS SUV remains connected marque for the EQ enactment arsenic a whole, intimately resembling that of its EQS and EQE sedan siblings.

A main diagnostic that stands retired is Mercedes’ MBUX Hyperscreen, which includes aggregate displays beneath curved solid arsenic good arsenic a caller Augmented Reality Navigation strategy and “Hey Mercedes” Keyword Activation.

EQS SUV 580 SUV: MBUX Hyperscreen has 3 displays nether a azygous 56-inch curved solid surface 12.3” Instrument Cluster, 17.7” Central OLED Touchscreen Display, and 12.3” Passenger OLED Touchscreen Display EQS 450+ SUV: 12.8” Central OLED Touchscreen Portrait Display and 12.3” Instrument Cluster

Here are immoderate different caller features US consumers tin expect wrong the EQS SUV:

Optional 3rd enactment seating for seven Standard Dolby Atmos dependable strategy with 360-degree dependable acquisition successful the modular Burmester 3D Sound System The Burmester 3D Sound System comes modular with 2 caller soundscapes (Silver Waves and Vivid Flux) that supply a customizable auditory experience. ENERGIZING Comfort wellness and wellness strategy that boosts drivers’ attentiveness and well-being portion reducing sleepiness and stress ENERGIZING NATURE – Programs that connection soothing sounds similar Forest Glade, Sounds of the Sea, and Summer Rain Energizing Air Control Plus positive optional precocious ratio particulate aerial (HEPA) filter add-on Heated and ventilated leather seats with Multi-Contour Ambient Light Illumination Executive Rear Seat Package with adaptive rear compartment lighting, MBUX Interior Assistance, comfortableness headrests, MBUX tablet, wireless charging, heated seats and rear broadside airbags (Optional) MBUX Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (Optional) Winter oregon Acoustic Comfort bundle to artifact retired cold, sound, and/or vigor (all optional) Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Specs

Below is array showcasing however the 2 upcoming versions of the EQS SUV stack up broadside by side. However, arsenic you scroll you’ll announcement that a batch of captious accusation to consumers is inactive to beryllium announced.

For that reason, we threw the EQS 580 4MATIC sedan connected there, too, to not lone spot however the SUV differs but besides assistance you get successful the ballpark of what to expect successful those SUV specs that stay blank for now.

Model EQS 450+ SUV EQS 580 4MATIC SUV EQS 580
4MATIC Sedan Passenger Capacity Up to seven Up to seven Up to five Motor Rear Axle, 265kW Permanently Excited Synchronous Motor Dual Motors – Front and Rear Axle Permanently Excited Synchronous
Motors with 400 kW Total Output Dual Permanently Excited Synchronous (PSM) with 385 kW Total Output Battery Type (Size) Lithium Ion (TBA) Lithium Ion (TBA) Lithium Ion
(107.8 kWh) Charge Time –
Wallbox (240V/32A)
11.25 hours
(10-100%) 11.25 hours
(10-100%) 11.25 hours
(10-100%) Charge Time – DCFC
(110 kW, 10-80%)
31 mins 31 mins 31 mins Length 202″ 202″ 207.3″ Width (w/o mirrors) 77″ 77″ 75.8″ Height 68″ 68″ 59.5″ Wheelbase 126.4″ 126.4″ 126.4″ Drive Configuration RWD Fully Variable 4MATIC
AWD with Torque Shift Fully adaptable 4MATIC AWD with Torque Shift Performance 355 HP
419 ft-lb torque 536 HP
633 ft-lb torque 516 HP
631 ft-lb torque Transmission Single-Speed Single-Speed Single-Speed Main Competitors Tesla Model X
BMW iX xDrive50i Tesla Model X
BMW iX xDrive50i N/A Curb Weight TBA TBA 5,888 lbs Range TBA TBA 340 miles Fuel Economy
(City/Hwy/Comb)
TBA TBA 95 MPGe 0-60 mph TBA TBA 4.1 seconds Top Speed TBA TBA 130 mph MSRP TBA TBA Starting astatine $125,900 Other quality surrounding the EQS SUV

In mentation for the planetary debut of the EQS SUV, we got the accidental to bash a fewer roundtable interviews with antithetic members of the Mercedes-Benz team. Each offered their ain penetration and hints arsenic to what we tin expect to spot connected the EQS SUV and Mercedes EVs successful the future, and each of it sounds exciting.

Christoph Starzynski, Mercedes-Benz’s Vice President Electric Vehicle Architecture was peculiarly unfastened astir the aboriginal of the German automaker arsenic it goes each electric. Starzynski told america that the adjacent S Class of Mercedes vehicles and beyond volition beryllium each electrical – meaning we person seen the past combustion and hybrid versions of that class.

He besides concisely mentioned a circumstantial AMG EV level arriving successful 2025. We precocious covered quality of AMG versions of the EQS sedan successful the works, truthful expect to spot galore much show versions of Mercedes EVs taken to a full different echelon nether the AMG branding.

Starzynski besides confirmed that a Maybach mentation of the EQS is “not acold out.” When pressed, helium could not corroborate that consumers would spot the Maybach EQS adjacent year, but did accidental that “it’s not years away,” hinting that we should spot it sooner alternatively than later.

He went connected to explicate that Maybach has its ain plan connection compared to the Mercedes-Benz EQS, arsenic the hardware and the idiosyncratic interface person their ain branding. The thrust handling volition besides beryllium antithetic than the Mercedes version. 

As we antecedently mentioned, determination are loads and loads of much details surrounding the EQS SUV successful the Mercedes property release, truthful beryllium definite to cheque it out. Hopefully the adjacent quality we perceive volition beryllium those ever-important user specs similar EPA scope and pricing.

Expect to spot those sometime earlier US deliveries statesman successful precocious 2022. In the meantime, here’s a sexy small instauration video for you:

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