Mercedes EQS SUV: the most luxurious electric adds seven seats and 660 kilometers of autonomy

Mercedes has unveiled its new electric SUV. The Mercedes EQS SUV will bring maximum luxury to this type of bodywork, including the huge Hyperscreen that will again be the centerpiece of the passenger compartment with its 141 centimeters of extension.

Mercedes EQS SUV technical specifications

Mercedes EQS SUV
Body typeFive or seven-seater SUV
Measurements and weight5,125 mm long, 1,959 mm wide and 1,718 mm high, 3,210mm wheelbase
Trunk645 liters with five seats and 565 liters with seven seats
Maximum power400 kW (536 hp)
WLTP consumptionBetween 18.6 and 24.0 kWh depending on the version chosen
DGT environmental labelZero emissions
Driving aids (ADAS)Adaptive cruise control with emergency braking, lane-keeping, blind spot sensor, Cross-traffic alert, and parking aid
OthersHyperscreen display 141 centimeters wide made up of three OLED screens (a central 17.7-inch screen and two twin 12.3-inch screens for the pilot and co-pilot). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Artificial intelligence MBUX system. Burmester 3D sound system.
Electric hybridNo
Plug-in hybridNo
ElectricYes. Permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM) with 265 kW (355 hp) or 400 kW (536 hp). Maximum autonomy of 660 kilometers.
Price and launchTo be confirmed.

Mercedes EQS SUV, with all the luxury of the sedan

The SUV version of the Mercedes EQS has been unveiled. And it does so according to the lines that the German firm has been proposed for its electric models: to prioritize rounded shapes and try to maximize aerodynamics to achieve the greatest possible autonomy. A Mercedes GLS is 10 centimeters taller than this electric SUV, but it is much less efficient, with a cx coefficient of 0.32 to the 0.20 that this new electric SUV is capable of achieving.

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Mercedes EQS SUV

This is the only way to get the Mercedes EQS SUV to homologate a maximum range of 660 kilometers but that is still far from the 743 kilometers available with the more capable sedan version (although the latter with less power). These data will be available with the 265 kW (355 hp) engine and propulsion version. The all-wheel-drive version of this engine promises 613 kilometers, the same as the more powerful 400 kW (536 hp) option.

However, the Mercedes EQS SUV will shine most brightly inside the cabin. The new electric model receives the Hyperscreen display for the dashboard, with an extension of 141 centimeters wide and consisting of three screens. The instrument cluster and the co-driver’s screen are 12.3 inches and the central screen is 17.7 inches. All of them with OLED technology and Zero-Layer structure, which ensures having the most important menus at hand, without having to dive into them.

This infotainment space is managed by the brand’s MBUX artificial intelligence system, is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and uses up to 24 GB of RAM to ensure smooth operation. In addition, it is accompanied by the Head-up Display with an augmented reality function for the driver, which projects virtual images above the hood at a simulated distance of 10 meters.

Wireless OTA updates will also be available as an option and these will be able to expand the vehicle’s equipment despite having already purchased the car, “unlocking” new functionalities. The Mercedes EQS SUV arrives with a turning angle for the rear wheels of 4.5 degrees but by upgrading it can even be extended to 10 degrees. It also opens up the possibility of adding functionalities such as sporty driving parameters or mini-games to enjoy on the Hyperscreen.

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Mercedes EQS SUV

As for ADAS and driving assistance systems, the Mercedes EQS SUV has adaptive cruise control, which also adapts the acceleration if you specify the amount of available battery you want to have at the destination. It is accompanied by the blind spot sensor, lane keeping, emergency braking, and active steering assistant with evasive maneuvering or cross-traffic alert.

In addition, for greater safety, the electric SUV incorporates Digital Light headlights as an option. These use a lighting module in each headlamp with three high-power LEDs and 1.3 million miniature mirrors that reflect and refract the light. A control unit with a powerful graphics processor streams an image to the mirrors via a connection similar to an HDMI interface. And on the ground, the vehicle projects an image alerting the driver to road works, pedestrians on the shoulder or in anticipation of traffic lights, STOP or no-go signs.

Pricing and Availability

As for its price and launch in Europe, there are still no official details. For the time being, the first market to receive this Mercedes EQS SUV will be the United States.

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