Mercedes' new electric car has a nap mode and doors that open for you
April 15, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Mercedes-EQ, EQS 580 4MATIC, Exterior, colour: high-tech silver/obsidian black, AMG-Line, Edition 1; (combined electrical consumption: 20.0-16.9 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)
Mercedes has unveiled its largestand most luxurious electric car yet. The Mercedes EQS is the battery-powered equivalent of the Mercedes S-Class sedan, the brand's flagship model.
The Mercedes EQS is the battery-powered equivalent of the Mercedes S-Class sedan, the brand's flagship model.
Like the S-Class, the EQS is designed for roominess and comfort.
With no need for a large engine, the EQS has a sloping hood, making it reminiscent of cab-forward designs that were at their most popular in the 1990s.
And that, Mercedes designers boast, has helped to make the EQS the most aerodynamically efficient factory-produced passenger car in the world.
To help it slip through the air even more smoothly, the EQS's body automatically lowers slightly at speeds of more than 75 miles an hour, and then a little more at speeds of more than 100 miles an hour.
Like the S-Class, the EQS is intended as a showcase for Mercedes' most advanced technologies.
Door handles extend automatically as the driver approaches and, as the driver gets closer, the doors open.
The door can also close itself when the driver steps on the brake.
The driver can also operate the passenger doors to allow others to enter and exit the car.
Inside, the Mercedes EQS has an optional touchscreen system that covers the entire dashboard from the driver's side window to the passenger's.
For customers who prefer a more traditional look, the EQS will also be available with a rectangular central touchscreen with the rest of the dashboard is covered in wood, leather or other materials.
The EQS has a special Power Nap program to help drivers get some sleep during a rest stop.
It automatically reclines the driver's seat into a resting position, closes the windows and the sunshade across the glass roof.
After a while, the car begins a wake-up routine that includes special energizing fragrances and a gentle massage.
The EQS also offers four-wheel-steering, a feature that is also available on the S-Class sedan.
The EQS will initially be offered in two versions, the rear-wheel-drive 329 horsepower EQS 450+ and the all-wheel-drive 516 horsepower EQS 580.
Mercedes hasn't announced pricing for the EQS, but it's expected to be over $100,000.
The EQS will go on sale in the US in the fall of this year.