The EQS, according to Mercedes-Benz, will offer up to WLTP 700 km of range.
The flagship luxury electric sedan is expected to launch next year.
The EQS will be the equivalent to the S-Class in luxury.
Mercedes-Benz is another large automaker striving to break into the EV car market that is currently owned by Tesla. As such, the California car company is the one to benchmark and beat, and this is what Benz intends to do with its new EQS sedan: it will offer greater range.
We can pretty much all agree that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark among large luxury flagship automobiles. The German car company is planning to keep it this way as the upcoming EQS electric car will be an S-Class equivalent, according to Automotive News Europe.
“The EQS will set the benchmark,” Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius told the company’s shareholders earlier this month. “When it comes to luxury, comfort, and safety, the EQS is in the same league as the S-Class.”
But in order to truly spark interest, Mercedes-Benz will endow the EQS with the most possible range and in doing so, outdo the Tesla Model S. Currently, the Model S’ longest range is rated at 609 km on a single charge, based on the WLTP cycle. Benz’s plan is to introduce a version with up to WLTP 700 km of range. Knowing Tesla, by the time the EQS arrives, they’ll have upped the ante considerably.
The EQS will be built in Daimler’s Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, near Stuttgart. It is expected to launch next year.