Mercedes-Benz introduced the flagship electric crossover EQS SUV. In the U.S., where the novelty will be produced, it will compete with Tesla’s top crossover, the Model X.
EQS SUV is presented in two versions: the basic one, designated 450+, has a single electric motor on the rear axle with 359 hp, but the senior 580 4Matic is all-wheel drive, with two electric motors with a total output of 544 hp. Accordingly, the first version accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.2 s, the second – in 4.7 s.
Maximum range – 600 km (the capacity of the traction battery is 108 kWh). Fast charging is supported: the car can be charged by 70% (from 10% to 80%) in half an hour from the appropriate terminal. It takes about 11.5 hours to charge the car from home charging.
The EQS SUV is built on the platform of the electric sedan, but differs from it in dimensions. The crossover is several centimeters wider and 20 centimeters taller, but shorter by 9 centimeters.
The base EQS SUV has two rows of seats, but a third row is available for an extra charge. In the cabin – a huge “hyperscreen” with three screens with a total diagonal of 56 inches and a single protective glass. Standard equipment – pneumatic suspension with adaptive shock absorbers, drive mode selection system, and fully controlled chassis with 10° turning wheels. Of course, there are electronic aids like active cruise control, blind spot monitoring system, etc., but there is no autopilot, like in the Tesla car.
The novelty will go on sale in the U.S. this year. It is expected to cost about $110,000 for the base version on the North American market.