With the luxury EQS sedan in market and the sporty executive EQE sedan arriving later this year, Mercedes-Benz has entered a new, all-electric era in the upper market segments. The EQS SUV, the third model series with this architecture developed for electric vehicles, is scheduled to arrive on Canadian soil in Q4 2022 in two versions: the 580 4MATIC, and the 450 4MATIC. The SUV offers plenty of space, comfort and connectivity for up to seven passengers in its avant-garde, luxurious interior. Thanks to powerful electric motors, responsive 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an intelligent OFFROAD driving mode, the EQS SUV is also capable of tackling light terrain with ease.
With a range of over 600 kilometres (according to WLTP)3 and an output of up to 400 kW, the EQS SUV also meets the requirements of a luxury SUV in terms of the drive system.
All EQS SUVs have an electric drive train (eATS) on the rear axle, and the versions with 4MATIC also have an eATS on the front axle. In the 4MATIC models, the Torque Shift function ensures intelligent, continuously variable distribution of drive torque between the rear and front electric motors and thus the use of the most efficient eATS in each case. The electric motors on the front and rear axles are permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM). The advantages of this design include high power density, high efficiency and consistent power. The torque sent to the wheels by the respective eATS (electric drive train) is checked 10,000 times per minute and adjusted if necessary. This enables a much faster response in the versions with 4MATIC than with mechanical all-wheel drive.
The EQS sedan was the first model series from Mercedes-Benz in which completely new vehicle functions can be activated in several areas via over-the-air updates (OTA). With the EQS SUV, this offer is significantly expanded. For example, Trailer Manoeuvring Assist or MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) Augmented Reality Navigation can be activated at a later date.
With the EQS SUV, Mercedes-Benz is taking a major step towards zero-emission mobility and is moving a step closer to fulfilling Ambition 2039. The model is produced in a completely CO2-neutral way. The EQS SUV puts real solutions for emission-free mobility, intelligent resource conservation and responsible circular economy on the road.