2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Debuts With Bold Styling, 770 Km of Range
- on May 03, 2021
- Categories: Car Reviews
The Mercedes-Benz’s EQ brand’s first offering is here. Welcome the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS that excels in numerous departments starting from having the world's lowest drag coefficient (0.20) and the world's biggest in-car screen (56 inches), and delivering the highest drive range (770 km) any electric car offers right now.
The marquee’s first dedicated EV will be accessible in two variants. The EQS450+ features a rear-wheel-drive generating 329 horsepower and 406 pound-feet (245 kilowatts and 550 newton-meters). On the other hand, the EQS580 4Matic comes with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive layout producing 516 hp and 611 lb-ft (385 kW and 828 Nm).
Both the models will be available by this fall boasting adaptive air suspension, four-wheel steering, Mercedes's full driver-assistance package, and a panoramic sunroof. Besides, there is a range of tech facilities such as the new MBUX infotainment system, Burmester 3D sound, wireless smartphone connectivity and charging, and six USB-C ports.
While all these are desirable features, what makes the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS more attractive is its optional Hyperscreen. "What's really revolutionary is it's the first time the whole instrument panel is a screen. We literally dematerialized [the hardware],” says Mercedes-Benz design chief Gorden Wagener. "Nobody else has done it, and I think, talking about screen sizes before, it makes everything else look old."
Mercedes created this Hyperscreen with a single piece of Gorilla Glass. It covers the whole dashboard featuring three displays: the instrument panel display, which is a regular LCD display, and the centre and passenger touchscreens offering OLED display for superior brightness and contrast. The occupants can control all functions through widgets.
Those who don’t like the overpowering Hyperscreen can opt for a 12.8-inch portrait-orientation single touchscreen, fixed tablet-style on the dashboard.
The EQS's 400-volt powertrain gets juice from a 107.8 kWh usable energy, which promises to offer 770 km (478 miles) on the WLTP cycle.
For pricing and the EPA range, we have to wait. Expect these details before the launch in fall 2021.