When Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius unveiled the 2022 EQS in April, he described it as a defining moment for the world’s oldest carmaker. We’re numb to hyperbole when it comes to car launches, but in this case it’s hard to argue with the 52-year-old Swede who has wasted little time steering the company deeper into the electric-vehicle market.
Unlike the EQC, EQV, EQA and EQB—all of which are based on existing internal-combustion Mercedes-Benz models—the EQS is a standalone model in its own right. Benz’s first dedicated electric-car platform features a newly developed range of drivetrains, a battery promising a range of up to 485 miles under the European test procedure, and arguably the most advanced interior you’ll find in any current production car.
Positioned at the top of a growing list of EQ-badged models, it also acts as a technological showcase for the Mercedes-Benz brand, featuring a number of innovations we can also expect to see on upcoming models, including a Lidar-based Level 3 autonomous driving function. For the full story, check out this article from Car And Driver.