Mercedes-Benz is all set its foot into manufacturing the hyper-luxurious electronic vehicles as the company has promised to launch an all-electric sedan which will be “equivalent” to the S-Class by 2020.
Known for manufacturing some of the most luxurious cars, Mercedes-Benz is ready to add an all-electric sedan to its marque of hyper-luxurious cars. The company has expressed its plans about launching the EQS all-electric luxury sedan with zero-emission and will be equivalent to the benchmark S-Class sedan – which will be introduced in 2020. The new all-electric sedan will be on the top of the Mercedes EQ electric vehicle (EV) range which made its debut in 2016 with Concept EQ. Mercedes’ electric vehicle range spans into three different concepts including the EQA hatchback, the EQC SUV, as well as the smart EQ for two and EQ for four; however, the upcoming EQS will be a sedan.
Once launched, the new EQS will directly stand-up against the upcoming zero-emissions Jaguar XJ and next-generation electric Audi A8 – but well, they certainly won’t be S-Class equivalents, right? The original Merc S-Class uses the MRA architecture which can only accommodate plugin or hybrid powertrains – and NOT the all-electric ones. So to overhangs of the new EQS would be made shorter and wheelbases longer in the future to allow sleek low-riding sedan bodies – which will make them more capable of accepting electric powertrains. And this new modular architecture will be called MEA architecture.
So far, not much details about the performance and specs of the new EQS have been revealed, but it is likely to come with two electric motors powering all four wheels, with a possible range of about 600 km. In terms of looks, we can expect the same illuminated highlights and digital grille styling from the EQA and EQC concepts. However, we will have to wait two more years to actually see the EQS on road – which will come out as the part of the grand plans of electrification which will bring out at least two other electric vehicles by 2020 and 10 by 2022.