Mercedes-Benz has been teasing its new 2022 EQS luxury model for the past few months, and in a new update, the company has officially unveiled the model.
In a press release Thursday, Mercedes-Benz released the 2022 EQS luxury sedan, set to be the first electric vehicle (EV) in its Mercedes-EQ line of zero-emission cars in the United States.
Initial models of the electric sedan will be offered in the US market and will include two variants: the rear-wheel-drive 329 horsepower EQS 450+, and the all-wheel-drive 516 horsepower EQS 580 4MATIC.
While it’s not clear from the release how the luxury sedans will be priced, both variants will be fully electric and will take 31 minutes to charge at a DC fast-charging station.
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The EQS battery included in both variants will feature 107.8 kWh of usable battery content, and the car itself will feature over-the-air software updates, 8 CPU cores with 24 GB of RAM, and a highly modifiable MBUX Hyperscreen, among other things.
The EQS 580 4MATIC has an impressive 0-60mph acceleration of 4.1 seconds, while the 450+ offers the same in 5.5 seconds.
The release is also considered a milestone in Daimler’s “Ambition 2039” goal, which holds that Mercedes-Benz cars will have EVs and plugins make up over 50% of its car sales by 2030.
Within the goal, Mercedes plans to roll out its Mercedes me Charge charging network, which will reportedly feature 100% renewably generated energy to charge Mercedes vehicles.
It’s unclear how consumers will react to the new electric offering from Mercedes-Benz, but it’s clear more choice is a good thing, as it drives competition amongst manufacturers to keep improving their offerings.
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