The next all-electric Mercedes-Benz was unveiled on Tuesday morning. It's called the EQS SUV, and the name says it all: after releasing two sedans, the company's latest electric vehicle will be a large SUV with up to seven seats.
The EQS SUV will arrive in the United States in two powertrain configurations. The less expensive of the two will be the EQS 450+ rear-wheel-drive single engine, which generates 355 hp (256 kW) and 419 lb-ft (568 Nm). The most powerful EQS SUV is the twin-engine EQS 580 4MATIC all-wheel drive. This develops a combined power of 536 hp (400 kW) and 633 lb-ft (858 Nm) thanks to its permanently excited synchronous motors.
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The single-engine and twin-engine EQS SUVs use the same size battery pack, in this case one with usable 107.8 kWh. That should be enough for a WLTP range of over 373 miles (600 km) - an EPA range estimate should follow as the EQS SUV gets closer to arriving in the US in late 2022 Mercedes also seems quite sure of its battery; its warranty covers 10 years and 155,000 miles (250,000 km) instead of the industry standard of eight years or 100,000 miles (160,000 km).
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The EQS SUV will quickly charge DC at up to 200kW, and Mercedes says it should take 31 minutes to go from 10 to 80 per cent state of charge if fed with that much power.
When the EQS sedan was unveiled last year, the most eye-catching feature wasn't its super-slippery drag coefficient; it was the massive 56-inch "Hyperscreen" for the car's infotainment system. Unsurprisingly, this feature returns for the SUV version. The MBUX infotainment system is good enough at minimizing distractions with extremely efficient natural language processing, but with eight processor cores and 24GB of RAM, it's got the power to dazzle when it needs to.
Unlike the EQS and smaller EQE sedans, the EQS SUV will not be built in Europe. Instead, the SUV goes into production at Mercedes' Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama, with batteries manufactured locally at a new site in Bibb County, Alabama. Mercedes says its flexible production system means the all-electric EQS SUV will run on the same assembly line as its internal combustion engine models.