Mercedes-Benz Lights Up the Road With Vision EQS Electric Car

Galtero Lara
Setiembre 11, 2019

This is the Mercedes Vision EQS: a fully-electric luxury saloon concept with a 435 mile range.

The Vision EQS is also fully electric, featuring a 100 kWh battery and a total output of approximately 350 kW (476 PS / 470 HP). This will essentially form the basis of the design on the future EQ models and that's something to look forward to. In a nutshell, the new model is essentially Mercedes-Benz's all-electric iteration of the S-Class. "Over and above this, we shall electrify the entire Mercedes-Benz portfolio and thus offer our customers at least one electrified alternative in every Mercedes-Benz model series - over 50 in all". This is sufficient to allow the vehicle to accelerate from a standstill to 62mph in a claimed 4.5sec and reach a top speed of more than 124mph.

Under the curvaceous skin, there are electric motors front and rear. Mercedes-Benz has developed the EQS to support 350kW charging and claims that the battery can be charged to 80 percent in just 20min.

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With the battery housed completely within the floorpan of the MEA platform, it is said to have an exceptionally low centre of gravity, as well as advanced air suspension, featuring active body control and anti-lean to boost the car's dynamic appeal. To inject it with some extra visual pizzazz, the new concept receives a two-tone paint scheme as well as an LED light band along the shoulder of each side.

At the front, you'll find the mask-like graphic that is becoming a signature of the EQ range, with a glassed-in "grille" tapering into the variable Digital Light headlights with twin holographic lenses. The front grille is a 188 LED matrix, each a pinpoint shining through the gloss black panel. The flowing roofline neatly integrates into the rear, nearly reminiscent of the CLA, while the rear sports taillights made up of 229 three-pointed stars that run across the boot-lid.

Mercedes-Benz did not share a timeline for launching the actual EQS, that is, the auto that will be based on this concept. The interior has a digital cockpit - it includes a curved panoramic screen with back projection, and a touchscreen integrated into the steering wheel. The latest electric S-Class concept vehicle, which was announced at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, is aimed to lay the ground work for "thrilling, futuristic design for the EQ models from Mercedes-Benz" going forward. Since Mercedes-Benz wants to make this auto truly sustainable, the plastic in the interior is recycled, and the leather is artificial (the feel is similar to nappa leather, the company says).

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