Mercedes EQS concept imagines an S-Class of the future

Cornelia Mascio
Settembre 11, 2019

Now as we already all know, EQ is Mercedes' electric sub-brand and this EQS will sit at the top of the food chain.

Power comes from a pair of motors that deliver over 350 kW (470 hp) and 760 Nm of torque to all four wheels, allowing the Vision EQS to sprint to 100 km/h in under 4.5 seconds.

There is absolutely little doubt that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the gold standard for luxury cars. While the allelectric auto hints at the striking future design cues from Infiniti, the Prototype 10 concept's most important feature is its electric powertrain.

The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS, a new concept auto unveiled on Tuesday at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, is the company's idea of what a luxury electric sedan should look like. "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".

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The Vision EQS gets electric motors on the front and rear axles and the battery has been integrated into the vehicle floor. 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. The lithium-ion battery from Mercedes-Benz's sibling company, Accumotive, is claimed to provide the sedan with a range of over 700km, which is 254km more than the EQC. The showcar will also recharge its battery to 80% in "considerably less than 20 minutes" - assuming you're using a 350 kW charger. 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. The front grille is a 188 LED matrix, each a pinpoint shining through the gloss black panel.

The headlights come with two holographic lens modules each. There's also 229 LEDs flushed on the rear of the model as well.

Mercedes-Benz did not share a timeline for launching the actual EQS, that is, the vehicle that will be based on this concept. The cabin also previews a version of the MBUX infotainment system that will find its way into future Mercedes.

Inside, the concept takes its inspiration from the world of luxury yachts, which is why the entire dashboard can be seen blending with the body of the front trim section, while the entire cockpit looks to envelop its occupants like the deck of a boat - this type of design philosophy will also make it inside future Mercedes-Benz luxury saloons. This includes an artificial leather said to emulate genuine Nappa, and headlining crafted from plastic waste found in the ocean.

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