Ahead of the upcoming world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz EQS, which happens today, the manufacturer released a lot of details for its upcoming all-electric flagship model.

The EQS is based on the new EVA platform that will be used in several other models, including the EQE and SUV versions of the EQS and EQE.

"The new generation of electric vehicles in the luxury and executive segment is based on a custom-developed architecture, which is scalable in every aspect and can be used across model series. The wheelbase and track as well as all other system components, especially the batteries, are variable thanks to the modular design. The vehicle concept is thus optimised to meet every requirement of a future-oriented, battery-electric model family."


The maximum range for the EQS to be up to 770 km (479 miles) under the WLTP test cycle (preliminary number).

Mercedes-Benz will offer two battery options for the EQS with a usable capacity of 107.8 kWh (26% more than in the EQC) or 90 kWh.

Mercedes-Benz will offer multiple powertrain options. The base will be the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) version, with an option for dual-motor all-wheel-drive (AWD), the 4MATIC.

  • EQS 450+: RWD versions: 245 kW
  • EQS 580 4MATIC: AWD version: 385 kW (255 kW rear and 135 kW front)
  • performance version: "even more powerful"

In terms of charging, Mercedes-Benz EQS will be equipped with a 22 kW (three-phase) on-board charger (at least in Europe) with an undisclosed option for more. The DC fast charging will be up to 200 kW

Mercedes-Benz promises that within 15 minutes the car will be able to replenish up to 300 km (186 miles) of WLTP range.

In terms of aerodynamics, the EQS has a cd value of 0.20 (a record for a production car). It's one of the key factors to achieving long range and low energy consumption.

Mercedes-Benz EQS spces:

  • up to 770 km (479 miles) of WLTP range
  • two battery versions:
    107.8 kWh of usable battery capacity (12 modules, about 9 kWh each)
    90 kWh of usable battery capacity (10 modules)
    lithium-ion cells (pouch cells or hard-case/prismatic cells), NCM 811 chemistry
    400-volt architecture
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph): N/A
  • top speed of 210 km/h (131 mph)
  • powertrain options:
    EQS 450+ rear-wheel drive (single motor): 245 kW and 568 Nm
    EQS 580 4MATIC all-wheel drive (dual motor): 385 kW (255 kW rear and 135 kW front) and 855 Nm
    performance version: "even more powerful"
    both motors are permanently excited synchronous motors
    peak regenerative brake up to 290 kW
  • AC charging (on-board): three-phase 22 kW (Europe); optional extra
  • DC fast charging: up to 200 kW;
    up to 300 km (186 miles) of WLTP range to be replenished in just 15 minutes
    Plug & Charge feature
  • Cd value starting from 0.20
  • EVA platform

Look for us to present our EQS reveal/debut post today at 12:00 PM EDT, right as the livestream begins.


Gallery: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Spy Shots

Photo by: Automedia
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