Mercedes-Benz EQS reveals its powertrain and battery strategies in detail

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Mercedes-Benz took us on a digital experience-alongside in the new Mercedes-EQS with Dr. Fabbian Wuttke, challenge lead, sedan advancement. Along the way, he divulged a amount of points, figures and much more about the electric sedan that we have been waiting so patiently to listen to about.

The large amount we already read yesterday was Mercedes’ claimed 478 miles of range in WLTP tests. It is hard to say what that will translate into for EPA screening, but we can properly presume that the selection will be in excess of 400 miles. That will come many thanks to a battery pack with 107.8 kWh of usable storage (we asked for the battery’s overall probable dimensions, but Mercedes is not telling nevertheless). This gigantic battery pack is the larger sized of two packs that will be obtainable, even though Mercedes is not divulging what the more compact pack’s capacity is still both. Mercedes brags of exceptionally quick charging and 400-volt architecture, nevertheless, 

You’ll be able to cost the EQS at rapid charging stations at speeds up to 200 kW. That’s superior for 186 miles of variety immediately after just 15 minutes of charging (utilizing the WLTP array as the basis for this argument). That is equal to about 39% of demand in 15 minutes. This significant rate of charging is managed by means of the car’s battery temperature and charging administration devices. There’s an “ECO Charging” manner offered that reduces the amount of cost if you are anxious about the have on and growing older of the battery at people charging fees. 

An quick charging method referred to as “Plug & Play” will be offered to U.S. owners (absolutely free for just two decades) that, in accordance to Mercedes, will enable you to simply just travel up and plug in with out needing to fuss with an app or other tech. It’s continue to vague, but Mercedes says that you are going to be equipped to use this tech at in excess of 90% of community charging factors in the place.

Mercedes is also conversing about what these batteries will be powering. Several various variations of the EQS with varied electrical power outputs will be out there from the start off. The foundation rear-wheel-travel EQS will create 329 horsepower from a single motor on the car’s rear axle. A dual-motor (one in again and 1 in entrance) all-wheel-drive variation with 516 horsepower will be accessible, also — the rear motor is far more impressive than the front. Mercedes is teasing an “even additional powerful effectiveness version” that will appear at a later on day. That seems like an AMG variant to us. The -62 mph time on the 516-horse version is 4.3 seconds, whereas the solitary-motor EQS will do it in 6.3 seconds. Prime speed for both equally is restricted to 130 mph.

Mercedes says this electrical version of 4Matic all-wheel push has a great deal faster reaction as opposed to its mechanical all-wheel drive techniques. That’s to be expected with electric powered motors. The motors themselves are engineered with a distinctive foam mat surrounding them for exceptional resistance to NVH difficulties. A entire host of excess work contributes to creating these motors amazingly peaceful and match for S-Course degree sounds and vibration comfort and ease. Acoustic foam used through the physique aids produce silence to the cabin. New technologies have been also engineered for the window seals and doorway structure to decrease sounds — there will be an “acoustic consolation package” available that adds laminated glass panes to the auto. Nonetheless, Mercedes will also stage out that the car’s .20 coefficient of drag (most effective of any recent creation motor vehicle) also lowers wind sound. It has a easy underbody, aero-formed spoilers and you’ll have the alternative in between 19-, 20- and 21-inch wheels. Also contributing to this determine are specific, new A-pillar trim strips and seamless door handles.

One-pedal driving will be doable with the EQS. Shift paddles on the steering wheel will make it possible for you to swap between three ranges of brake recuperation. Also convenient in the town will be a four-wheel steering procedure. Just like the new S-Course (the systems are almost equivalent), Mercedes will allow for you to decide on concerning an selection that can flip the rear wheels 4.5 levels or 10 degrees. At its finest, the turning circle can be minimized to just 35.8 ft. Curiously, Mercedes tells us that four-wheel steering will be one of the products it provides as a write-up-buy up grade, allowing for you to up grade to the 10-diploma lock if you notice the 4.5 is not ample at first.

A miscellaneous merchandise Mercedes highlighted is its “Navigation with Electric powered Intelligence” procedure. Just like a lot of EVs, the EQS will approach your route all over offered charging stations. It will also take into account genuine-time visitors, and you can automatically established how considerably cost you want left in reserve to make it to a charging station. The EQS can estimate how substantially a charging quit will price on the monitor for you and will quickly keep an eye on your effectiveness and navigation method, just in scenario you have to have to swap into ECO manner to eke out the past number of miles to a plug.

Mercedes also highlighted a few cases in which it’s using sustainable and eco-friendly supplies to manufacture the EQS. In whole, the EQS has about 176 lbs of recycled or renewable elements inside it. These contain recycled plastics for cable ducting, recycled yarn for ground coverings and even sustainably generated aluminum for the hood. The battery pack itself (developed in-household by Mercedes) employs a lot less cobalt and enhanced battery chemistry than Mercedes’ past era of battery tech did, and it’s also capable of obtaining above-the-air battery administration technique updates. Do not get it incorrect, although. The EQS can continue to be absolutely decked out in genuine leather and other extremely-luxe supplies — there are no vegan selections to speak of here.

Even nevertheless this is the 2nd the latest deep dive we’ve had into the EQS, Mercedes is nonetheless holding back on revealing the full vehicle. That virtual party will appear on April 15, so the wait around is nearly about. 

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