The electric Mercedes-Benz EQS is shortly before the official introduction, but the German manufacturer continues to share new information about the vehicle. This time, the company is here with the technical details of the EQS.
The new Mercedes-Benz EQS, known as the S-Series of the electric vehicle world, will be the first model built on the platform called Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA). There will be several different versions of the EQS. The German brand has shared details about the versions named EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC + for now. A higher performance version will also emerge in the future. This version is expected to bear the AMG badge.
According to the information announced, the entry-level EQS 450+ version produces 333 horsepower and 568 Nm of torque. The EQS 580, on the other hand, has 523 horsepower and 855 Nm torque thanks to its two electric motors. It was previously announced that the car will have a driving range of 770 kilometers, according to WLTP. On the other hand, the German brand has not yet shared which version will reach this value.
The battery capacity of the electric Mercedes-EQS ranges from 90 kWh (for rear-wheel drive versions) to 107.8 kWh (for all-wheel drive versions). The energy consumption of these two versions was announced as 16-19.1 kWh / 100 km (EQS 450+) and 16.9-20 kWh / 100 km, respectively, according to NEDC measurements. The maximum speed of the electric EQS will be 210 km / h.
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Permanent magnet synchronous motors are used in all versions of the Mercedes-Benz EQS. The magnets in these motors are optimally positioned to reduce noise and vibration. In addition, it is among the information that the engine on the rear axle is more powerful than the front in the four-wheel drive versions.
According to the statement, the four-wheel drive versions of the EQS feature a function called Torque Shift. It is stated that the system in question responds faster than a mechanical system in managing torque distribution. It is said that the system, which is said to control 10 thousand times per minute for optimum torque distribution, generally increases the efficiency on the range by ensuring the use of the most efficient motor.
The lithium-ion battery in the EQS, which can be adjusted with the paddles on the back of the steering wheel or has the kinetic energy recovery feature that can be optimized with the EQ Assistant, is positioned parallel to the floor. The battery consists of 10 or 12 modules, depending on the capacity. It is stated that the system in which the 400 volt architecture is used has a high energy density and increases the charging performance to a higher level thanks to its smart thermal management system.
The battery management software in the EQS is constantly up-to-date thanks to OTA (over-the-air) update support, while an energy-absorbing enclosure and double-layer baseplate increase safety in the event of any accident. In addition, Mercedes gives a 10-year / 250,000 km warranty to the battery.
When it comes to charging, we learn that the EQS will come with a 22 kW three-phase AC charger and will offer DC fast charging support up to 200 kW. According to the brand’s statement, it is possible to add 300 km to the range in 15 minutes with fast charging. In addition, it is among the explanations that there is a new Plug & Charge function that automates the charging and billing process and that this function can be used in the Ionity network in Europe in the first place.
Finally, we haven’t seen the body design of the EQS yet, but thanks to the statement, we learn that this body design makes the EQS the lowest drag coefficient in the world with 0.20 cd. In addition, the EQS’s rim options also consist of aerodynamically designed 19, 20 and 21-inch diameter wheels.