Ahead of confirmation of its Australian availability and local pricing, Mercedes-Benz has detailed the expansion of its luxury electric vehicle range. In this case, we’re talking about the EQS SUV, build on the similarly monikered saloon platform.
This serious piece of motoring kit offers plenty of space, with up to seven electrically adjusted, super comfy and tech filled seats, with heating available in all of them, if you so desire. Full passenger monitoring capabilities will ensure maximum safety too.
Feeling more like a limousine than a potential off-roader, the EQS will offer what Mercedes-Benz describes as the MBUX Hyperscreen. It’s a continuous screen that stretches from the driver’s side across to the passenger side, with matching air vents.
Looking more like it’s come from a concept vehicle than being actual reality, it’s slimline dash surrounds and integration with the centre console gives the impression it’s seemingly floating in mid-air. There’s integrated video screens in the rear too.
Outside is a slippery design that comes with well-crafted striking lines, melded into black accents and super cool lighting affects from the LED package. Not only does the styling look good, but it’s effective too.
The EQS saloon is considered a champion of aerodynamics for production cars, and that has been handed over to the EQS SUV to better improve the car’s efficiency, allowing it to slice through the air with precession and grace.
Coupled with the electric drivetrain, the car can reach up to 660km in range off a single charge, delivering 400kW of power and 858Nm of torque in the range topping EQS 580 4MATIC (Mercedes-Benz’s AWD system).
Among a host of optional add-ons is rear axle steering, which can reduce the vehicle turning circle to 11-metres. For a car that is 5.1-metres long, that’s a near contortionist like movement. It can even tow and is capable of handling some light off-road terrains.
Confirmation of its local availability, pricing and final specifications are yet to be confirmed. These will be announced closer to the Australian launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.