Mercedes unveils the electric EQS SUV with a 108 kWh battery and up to 536 horsepower
After the German automaker Mercedes just recently turned heads with the record-breaking test drive of the incredibly efficient EQXX prototype, the company has now officially presented the electric EQS SUV, which is supposed to build on the strengths of the already available EQS sedan while also offering considerably more space.
For the time being, the Mercedes EQS SUV will come in three model variants - the EQS 450+, the EQS 450 4Matic as well as the powerful EQS 580 4Matic. The base model not only features 355 horsepower, but it is also the most efficient option and can reach up to 410 miles per charge according to the WLTP standard.
The Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic comes with a lot of torque
The all-wheel drive EQS 450 4Matic, which apparently won't be sold in the US, is a little bit less efficient, but it packs a punch at 590 lb ft of torque. All models are equipped with a 108 kWh battery consisting of twelve modules which support DC fast charging at up to 200 kW. Some news outlets also expect that the German automaker could soon offer a slightly lower-priced EQS 350 model of this new SUV variant, which could feature a 91 kWh battery and 288 horsepower.
Since there is no word on a possible AMG model of the Mercedes EQS, the EQS 580 4Matic is the current top-of-the-line entry in this product line as it comes with 536 electric horsepower and a respectable 633 lb-ft of torque. Fortunately, this step up in performance only causes a minor decrease in terms of efficiency, and the most powerful model variant is projected to travel up to 381 WLTP miles on a single charge. Additional technical specifications, other detailed information and tons of pictures of the new electric SUV can be found in the corresponding press release. The production of the Mercedes EQS SUV is scheduled to kick off in June.