09/12/2021

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New 2022 Mercedes EQS SUV spied in lighter camouflage

Mercedes will unveil the new EQS SUV subsequent year – an all-electric option for luxury SUVs this kind of as the BMW X7 and the Selection Rover – and these are the most up-to-date spy photographs.

This recently spied prototype has dropped the cladding less than the camouflage wrap to give us a improved appear at the car’s traces. Considerably like the Mercedes EQS saloon, the SUV will have pretty thoroughly clean surfacing with minimum creases in the doorways and bonnet – presumably in the interest of aerodynamic performance.

Up entrance, the EQS SUV will share the identical blanked-off black grille and C-shaped bumper intakes as the saloon. It is headlamps also have a related triangular shape, though they’ve been enlarged to suit the car’s additional bulbous styling.

Also like the saloon, the Mercedes EQS SUV will have taxi-ahead styling. As there is no engine and gearbox ingesting up room in the chassis, the brand’s engineers have pushed the windscreen in the direction of the entrance wheels to make additional room inside of in contrast with the petrol and diesel run GLS SUV.

The EQS’s rear conclusion will appear a small strange in contrast with the GLS. It is stretched out due to the taxi-ahead style, producing the vehicle appear additional like an estate in profile. Nevertheless, this ought to liberate a small additional legroom for rear-seat passengers and maximise boot room

Mercedes’s style main, Gordon Wagener not long ago discussed the EQS and upcoming EQE SUV’s style quick with Auto Convey, indicating: “They will appear unique in a related way as I explain the EQS. They will be additional seamless, additional integrated, additional aerodynamic, additional futuristic seeking, so it will be a new form of SUV.”

Our spies also give a first rate appear at the new SUV’s inside, which appears to be established to get the identical 55.5-inch Hyperscreen infotainment method as the EQS saloon. The method includes a twelve.3-inch electronic instrument cluster, a seventeen.7-inch central touchscreen and, hiding beneath the cladding, we hope there is a 3rd twelve.3-inch device for the passenger.

Throughout its the latest electrification convention, Mercedes confirmed that an even additional deluxe Maybach model of the EQS SUV has been scheduled for start. 

Britta Seeger, Mercedes’s head of advertising and marketing and sales, said: “Next year we will present SUV variations of our EQE as properly as of our EQS. All these autos will give substantial assortment, 1st-class comfort and ease and amazing dynamics.

“And I can guarantee you that we will preserve this momentum likely ahead. What applies to the Mercedes portfolio also applies to our extremely robust sub models – we want to go electric. So, you can appear ahead to a best-notch EQS SUV model of Mercedes-Maybach, for instance.”

The EQS SUV ought to also undertake Mercedes’s Degree 3 autonomous driving technological innovation, which will enable the vehicle to travel itself with restricted driver supervision at speeds up to 37mph, when in sluggish-shifting motorway traffic. The United kingdom Federal government not long ago legalised this kind of programs for use on the street, which means there is no for a longer period any street-blocks for British purchasers.

New 2022 Mercedes EQS SUV: powertrains and system

Mercedes is yet to ensure any technological information on the EQS SUV, but we hope it’ll be based on the identical EVA2 underpinnings as the saloon. As this kind of, it ought to be made available with a related assortment of battery packs and electric motors.

The EQS saloon is offered with possibly a 90kWh or 107.8kWh battery pack, the greater of which gives a utmost assortment of 478 miles. We hope the SUV’s fewer aerodynamic shape will make a dent in that figure, but a assortment of at minimum 400 miles could be achievable.

Mercedes has confirmed specs for two of the EQS saloon’s powertrains, referred to as 450+ and 580 4MATIC. The 1st functions a solitary electric motor mounted on the rear axle, which develops 329bhp and 569Nm of torque. The second functions an electric motor on every axle which gives 4-wheel travel and an output of 516bhp and 855Nm of torque.

Nevertheless, Mercedes is performing on an AMG-badged effectiveness electric powertrain which develops 751bhp. The method will 1st seem on the EQS saloon, though it could effortlessly be transplanted into the EQS SUV if it winds up remaining based on the identical EVA underpinnings. There is absolutely a enterprise case for a substantial-effectiveness model of the EQS SUV, too, as Mercedes already tends to make a 603bhp AMG 63 model of the GLS.

Now browse all the most up-to-date information on the EQS SUV’s infant sibling, the EQE SUV