Mercedes-Benz has debuted the all-new Mercedes-EQ EQS, an all-electric luxury sedan set to rival the upcoming Cadillac Celestiq.
The Mercedes-EQ EQS is the first all-electric luxury sedan from the Mercedes-EQ sub-brand, and presents with a four-door design that prioritizes aerodynamics and maximizes all-electric range, including curving, flowing lines, and a rounded roof. The design gives the new all-electric Merc a drag coefficient of .20.
Under the skin, the EQS is built on a new all-electric architecture. At launch, Mercedes will offer two models for the U.S. market, including the EQS 450+, which will produce 329 horsepower, and the EQS 580 4MATIC, which will produce 516 horsepower. The EQS 580 4MATIC is rated at 770 km (478 miles) of range (WLTP). As for acceleration, the sprint from 0 to 60 mph takes 5.5 seconds in the EQS 450+, and 4.1 seconds in the EQS 580 4MATIC. Top speed is rated at 130 mph for both models. Mercedes also says it’s working on a performance version producing 630 horsepower.
Output is derived from a rear-mounted powertrain, with 4MATIC models also running power at the front axle. Battery capacity is rated at 107.8 kWh, with available quick charging at 200 kW providing 300 km (186 miles) of range (WLTP) in 15 minutes. The sedan also features energy recovery on deceleration, and rear-axle steering for crisp handling and tight maneuvers.
The EQS features a variety of sensors and equipment to learn the driver’s preferences, plus a Burmester sound system as standard, with a sweeping, curved MBUX Hyperscreen for infotainment.
The first units will begin arriving at dealers in the Fall.
The new Mercedes-EQ EQS is set to rival the Cadillac Celestiq, Caddy’s upcoming all-electric flagship sedan model. The new Cadillac Celestiq is expected to debut sometime in July or August, as GM Authority covered previously, with an on-sale date in 2023 for the 2024 model year.