The EQS is the new, all-electric luxury sedan from Mercedes. With it, Mercedes-EQ is redefining this vehicle segment. The EQS is the first model to be based on the modular architecture for luxury and executive-class electric vehicles. Fusing technology, design, functionality and connectivity, the EQS delights both drivers and passengers. With a coefficient of drag (Cd) value starting from 0.201, it sets a new aerodynamic benchmark for production vehicles.
“With our EQS, we have created a completely new, future generation of luxury cars. Based on our style of sensual purity, we create desire by combining a beautifully seductive sculpture with the most progressive proportion,” said Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Daimler Group. “Key features such as the ‘one-bow’ design and a holistically integrated, highly reduced and seamless styling give the EQS its sporty and progressive look. That’s what sets it apart from any other vehicle we have ever created – that’s what makes our EQS so exceptional.”
Some highlights of the EQS are:
- With the MBUX Hyperscreen, multiple displays merge seamlessly to create an impressive, curved screen band more than 56 inches wide. The area perceived by the occupants measures 2.6-square-feet. To get to the most important applications, the user must scroll through no menu levels. Hence the name, zero layer. Eight CPU cores, 24 GB RAM and 46.4 GB per second RAM memory bandwidth are some of the MBUX technical data
- Depending on the equipment, up to 350 sensors monitor the functions of the EQS or peer into the vehicle’s surroundings. And that’s not even counting the antennas. The sensors measure, for example, distances, speeds and accelerations, lighting conditions, precipitation and temperatures, the occupancy of seats as well as the driver’s eyelid movements or the passengers’ language
- The HEPA filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air) as part of the optional equipment energizing air control. Plus, with a volume of 0.35 cubic feet, it cleans the incoming air at a very high filtration level. More than 99.65 percent of particles of all sizes are eliminated. Around 21 ounces of activated charcoal are used to neutralize odors. The absorption area is equivalent to about 150 football fields
- The Burmester® surround sound system in the EQS comprises 15 speakers with a total output of 710 watts
The EQS will launch in the U.S. market this fall.