Mercedes-EQ brand introduced the first fully electric luxury sedan model, the EQS. Turkey imports in the last quarter of the planned EQS EQS 450+ cars in the 245 kW and 385 kW 580 4MATIC models were introduced in the first stage. EQS, and the EQS 580 4MATIC models with Turkey is scheduled to be launched in the last quarter of 2021.
Electric car vision
As part of the Ambition 2039 initiative, Mercedes-Benz aims to introduce a new fleet of carbon neutral vehicles over the next 20 years. The company plans that more than half of the cars it sells will have electric powertrains, including electric and rechargeable systems, by 2030. With ranges of up to 770 kilometers (WLTP) and a power output of up to 385 kW, the power-transmission system of the EQS meets the needs of users in the S-Series segment. In addition, a performance version up to 560 kW is planned. All EQS versions have an electric powertrain (eATS) on the rear axle, while 4MATIC versions also have an eATS on the front axle. The EQS is offered with a new generation of batteries with much higher energy density.
The larger of the two batteries has an energy capacity of 107.8 kWh. This figure means about 26 percent higher capacity compared to the EQC (EQC 400 4MATIC: Combined electricity consumption: 21.5-20.1 kWh / 100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g / km).
Range of 300 km in 15 minutes
The EQS can be charged up to 200 kW in direct current fast charging stations. Only a 15-minute charge is sufficient for a range of up to 300 kilometers (WLTP). The EQS can be charged up to 22 kW with AC using the integrated charger at home or public charging points. There are also a variety of smart charging programs that can be activated automatically depending on location and functions such as battery-saving charging.
As a new feature, the infotainment system of the EQS (MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience) visualizes whether it is possible to return to the first starting point without charging with the available battery capacity. Charging points on the route, which are added manually in the route calculation, can be preferred or recommended charging points can be excluded. In addition, estimated charging costs per charge are also calculated.