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The all-new 2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS luxury electric sedan explodes in high tech

price: The 2022 Mercedes EQS is expected to start at around $ 100,000.

Mercedes-Benz predicts that by 2030, more than half of its vehicles will be fully electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. One of the first steps in that direction is the all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS. Released later this year.Think of the new EQS as an electrical version Large and luxurious S-class sedan, And you won’t be too far from Mark.

However, the new EQS is built on its own chassis, a brand new modular dedicated electric vehicle (EV) platform. As expected from Mercedes, this new EQS is committed to technology and is sure to captivate people with its futuristic design and digital connectivity.

Mercedes manufactures its own battery in Germany.

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There are two versions in the United States. Rear-wheel drive EQS450 + and rear-mounted electric motor, or 4MATIC all-wheel drive EQS580 and additional front-wheel motors. Both EQS models for the US will be equipped with a large 107.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack when they arrive in the fall.

The battery pack is integrated into the new Mercedes-EQEQS floor, both heated and cooled as needed.

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In the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) test, which produces more numbers than the EPA test, the EQS450 + has a range of approximately 480 miles. With more conservative EPA numbers, that number could drop to about 400 miles, but it’s still an open number.

The 2022 Mercedes-EQ580 4Matic is expected to have an EPA range of about 350 miles, which is also a rugged number.

Mercedes manufactures its own battery in Germany with reduced cobalt and higher energy density. Further improving the range is a very smooth EQS body with a smooth bottom. This new electric Mercedes luxury sedan has a drag coefficient of only 0.20, the lowest of any car produced on the road.

Another reason why the range of EQS is so amazing? An advanced controller can automatically turn off various electrical systems without the driver’s knowledge to extend range.

“Energy management is an art,” explains Sajjad Khan, Chief Technology Officer of Mercedes-Benz AG.

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2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS Price

KBB expects the 2022 Mercedes EQS to start at around $ 100,000 when it goes on sale this fall. This is about the same as the price of the new 2021 S class.

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2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS operation

KBB is not driving the new Mercedes-Benz EQS. Please check again later this year. We know this: you can use the steering wheel paddle to help control the amount of regenerative braking, and Mercedes says the maximum speed of the new electric EQS ​​is limited to 130mph and I Tell us.

We are also looking forward to trying out the available rear axle steering of the new EQS, which is said to overcome the big sedans with the agility of compact cars.

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Interior comfort

As the top model of the Mercedes-EQ subbrand, the new EQS exudes luxury and quality. As you can imagine, many elements are digitized.

The MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Interface) Hyperscreen is a large-scale information / infotainment screen for the entire vehicle, with an avant-garde look and a modern 5-seater cockpit with a slim turbine-style vent band. Set the tone. Outlets on both sides.

The EQS is an electric vehicle, so no transmission tunnel is needed. This gives this large sedan an open and airy feel, and the intricately sewn leather decoration is complemented by natural wood trim.

The seats have a simple design, the EQS door panels have a modern look, and the armrests, pull handles and side pockets are all integrated into one pod. The remarkable power driver door closes automatically when you step on the brake pedal. You don’t have to reach out.

Another neat detail: The 2022 Mercedes EQS is equipped with an Energizing Air Control Plus that keeps fine dust, particles, pollen and other substances away from the inside. Thanks to the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, the system eliminates 99.6% of cabin contaminants.

Mounted under the hood, this large filtration system also cuts off odors such as sulfur dioxide, thanks to the activated carbon of the HEPA filter and the automatic temperature control cabin filer. According to Mercedes, charcoal is derived from coconut and is a by-product of the cosmetics industry.

Also noteworthy: the “Hey Mercedes” MBUX infotainment system continues to improve. One of the new EQSs can also learn individual voices and operate from the backseat. It also understands 27 languages ​​and has what Mercedes calls the “zero layer”. It uses artificial intelligence to learn habits and make recommendations. For example, if you know you’re going to call the same person every night while commuting, a tile will appear at the top of the display, prompting you to do so.

Exterior styling

Since the EQS is a dedicated electric vehicle, designers have gained a lot of freedom with this large new electric Mercedes-Benz sedan.

This means that EQS has been optimized for packaging and ergonomics, enabling world-class aerodynamics with the help of a smooth underbody and an almost closed radiator shutter.

Mercedes likens the arcing greenhouse of EQS to a taut bow. This helps give this large 4-door a coupe look, and the frameless doors and high belt lines enhance the look. The A-pillar is far in front of the EQS and usually creates a “cab forward” design that provides excellent interior space.

Like other new Mercedes designs created with the theme of “sensual purity”, the new EQS reduces the number of fluid transitions and panel gaps to minimize the number of body lines.

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The black surface of the grill defines the new EQS face. Look for this design element that will appear in other electric models of the Mercedes-EQ family, including upcoming SUVs.

Favorite features

Hyper screen
This huge 56-inch touchscreen dash panel is the highlight of the EQS interior. The Hyperscreen is a scratch-resistant curved glass panel that extends from A-pillar to A-pillar with three screens built under the glass cover. 12.3-inch driver display (instrument panel), 17.7-inch giant OLED central display, and 12.3-inch OLED passenger seat screen.

Tactile feedback is available on the central and passenger seat displays. When you touch your finger in a specific area, the cover glass vibrates and feels like a mechanical switch. Mercedes recommends using a microfiber cloth to remove fingerprints from the hyperscreen.

Power nap
EQS drivers who need a break can park their vehicle and power it up. This sleep assistance program has three phases: fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up.

When the power nap is activated, the driver’s seat moves to a stationary position, the side windows and blinds are closed, the air ionizer is activated, and the ambient lighting is dimmed. Sleep is supported by the soothing sounds and starry sky displayed on the EQS center console.

When it’s time to wake up, the EQS cabin is filled with scent, the seat is massaged and then returned to its original position.

Battery power, charging time, and range

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS450 + has a 329 horsepower electric motor mounted at the rear. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS580 4Matic has front and rear electric motors with a total output of 516 horsepower.

Both US models have a liquid-cooled (and heated) 107.8kWh battery pack housed in a sturdy aluminum housing integrated into the floor structure of a dedicated EV chassis. In Europe and other markets, EQS is available with a smaller 97kWh battery.

German-made batteries with reduced cobalt have excellent energy density and electric motors are compact. In addition, the drive torque of the EQS 580 4MATIC model continuously adjusts front and rear to improve vehicle stability, and regenerative braking is available in three steps via the steering wheel paddles.

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According to Mercedes, with a 200-watt high-speed DC charger, EQS can charge 186 miles in just 15 minutes. At home, the EQS can be charged at 22kW using an onboard charger.

Permanent magnet electric motor (EQS 450+)
107.8kWh lithium ion battery
329 horsepower
406lb-ft torque
EPA range (estimated): 400 miles

Dual permanent magnet electric motor (EQS 580 4MATIC)
107.8kWh lithium ion battery
516 horsepower (total)
611lb-ft torque
EPA range (estimated): 350 miles

This story originally continued KBB.com..

The all-new 2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS luxury electric sedan explodes in high tech

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