Mercedes Vision EQS – Good looks with a focus on driving performance is the mantra for the new electric concept car from Mercedes
Mercedes knows how to do concept cars, and at the Frankfurt auto show, they revealed the vision EQS. The future for luxury models.
But what does EQ mean? Fair question. It has to do with electric, meaning that the EQS is an electric car. And by putting two and two together, the S is very possibly the S-class.
With flowy lines that reminds me of the first generation CLS, the EQS is a great example of less is more. The lights are made up of small LED lights which also fills up the grille to give the feeling a grille that a petrol powered car has. The two tone silver and black paint with a blue line that divides the two colors, suits the car very well. However, as always with concept cars. The wheels are gigantic and even though they fit the car, most often give a worse ride quality compared to smaller wheels. The rims are very pretty though. I love the copper esque lip at the front, rear and sides of the car. To keep the car as light as possible, carbon fiber has been implemented.
The car is driven by two electric motors, front and back, with a combined power output of 476 hp and 760 Nm. 0-100 km/h in under 5 seconds and a top speed of over 200 km/h shows that the EQS has some potential, but the high 0-100 time hints that even with expensive and light materials, the car is still very heavy. A big battery of 100 KWh is supposed to give 700 km of range and the charge should take 20 minutes to charge to 80 percent. That is with a 350 kw charger. To put that in perspective, in Sweden, a superfastcharger delivers 150 kw and is one of the highest wats that can be delivered. How to charge this fast is interesting to see.
Inside, the rear seats are heavily leaned back compared to the front seats, giving further reason to believe the S-class theory. The color combination goes through the inside of the car as well, where the silver has been replaced with white. Environmental friendly materials such as synthetic leather and recycled plastic have been used to lower the carbon footprint. If you find that to be a selling point when you buy a luxury car.
A great looking car with a big promise in the electric potential. The new EQ range is set to debut in 2020.