Introducing Mercedes-Benz EQS The First Luxury Electric Car

Introducing Mercedes-Benz EQS The First Luxury Electric Car - ebuddynews

The EQS is the first luxury sedan with a battery-electric drive from Mercedes-EQ. It is Mercedes-Benz Ambition 2039 Strategy. With the introduction of this model, Mercedes-EQ sets new standards in this market segment. Also, The Mercedes-Benz EQS model is the first model based on modular design for luxury and high-end electric vehicles. The EQS thrills your driver and passengers with a fascinating fusion of technology, design, functionality and connectivity.

The models EQS 450+ with 245 kW (electricity consumption in the NEDC cycle: 19.1-16.0 kWh / 100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g / km) and the EQS 580 4MATIC with 385 kW (electricity consumption in the NEDC cycle: 20.0-16.9 kWh / 100 km; CO2 emissions: 0 g / km) will arrive in Mexico at the end of 2021. Consumption values ​​according to WLTP: electricity consumption of the EQS 450+ in the mixed cycle: 20.4-15.7 kWh / 100 km, CO2 emissions 0 g / km; Electricity consumption of the EQS 580 4MATIC in the mixed cycle 21.8-17.4 kWh / 100 km, CO2 emissions 0 g / km.

Within its Ambition 2039 strategy, Mercedes-Benz is working hard to offer a complete fleet of new CO2-neutral cars in less than 20 years. The Company will equip their cars with electrical pollution, both exclusively electric cars and plug-in hybrid models, for more than half of their marketing of cars until 2030.

There are many sectors in which Mercedes-Benz is already thinking about tomorrow today. That is reflected in the sustainability that the design of the new EQS guarantees. Mercedes-Benz’s strategy encompasses the entire value creation chain, from development and supplier network to production itself. Mercedes-Benz AG has submitted its climate protection objectives to a scientific audit by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI).

The designers call it “Purpose-Design,” and close cooperation with the team of aerodynamic specialists has managed to set a new world record, with a drag coefficient cx of 0.201. With this, the Mercedes-Benz EQS is the most aerodynamic series-produced car in the world. The advantages are apparent, especially in terms of autonomy. Also notable is acoustic comfort, another field in which the EQS is one of the best in the world. The shallow level of driving noise contributes to this -The EQS stands out in terms of energy recovery.

The car also decelerates when recognizing vehicles driving ahead until it comes to a complete stop, for example, at a traffic light. Intelligent recovery is optimized depending on the situation with the help of the ECO assistant. It can intervene in advance, considering external factors such as the traffic or the terrain. Otherwise, the driver can use paddles on the steering wheel to manually adjust one of the three available energy recovery levels and to adjust the glide function.

The EQS meets the expectations of a modern sedan fully. It is in the S-Class segment. Its range is up to 770 kilometres and has a power output of up to 385 kW. All Mercedes-Benz EQS models operate with an electric powertrain (eATS) on the rear axle. The 4MATIC versions got the equipment with an additional eATS on the front axle. Later it is planned to introduce a high-performance version, with a power of up to 560 kW.

The larger of the two batteries available for this range has a functional electrical energy storage capacity of 107.8 kWh. That means an approximate 26% increase compared to the EQC (EQC 400 4MATIC: electricity consumption in the mixed cycle 21.5-20.1 kWh / 100 km, CO₂ emissions in the mixed cycle 0 g / km) 3. The Company’s proprietary battery management software enables over-the-air upgrades using “Over-the-Air” (OTA) technology. It ensures that energy management uses current software throughout the entire life cycle of the car.

It Can recharge the EQS battery in DC fast-charging stations with a power of up to 200 kW. Fifteen minutes is enough to obtain the electrical energy necessary to travel 300 kilometres

1- With the AMG 19 ″ wheel and tire combination (available in the EU from the end of 2021), the SPORT driving program.

2- This value refers to the electrical power with which it charges the electric battery due to the recovery. It is possible to achieve it under ideal environmental conditions, depending on various parameters, such as state of charge and temperature. There may be divergences.

3- The current consumption has been determined based on Regulation 692/2008 / CE. Electricity consumption depends on the configuration of the vehicle.

New to the EQS is the display on the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system of indications. For example, whether the current battery capacity is sufficient to return to the starting point without charging the battery. They have created models with exclusively electric propulsion. The EQS, closely related to the new S-Class based on its architecture platform.

The design philosophy based on sensual clarity, combined with advanced luxury or “Progressive Luxury,” is reflected in the patterned surfaces. It is reducing visible joints and seamless transitions between the different volumes (Seamless Design). The EQS is the first Mercedes-Benz car to offer the ability to download and activate completely new functions in various industries using “Over-the-Air” (OTA) updates.

The offer on the market launch date includes two special driving programs for young drivers and service personnel, miniature games, and the “Best or nothing” demonstration program. Mercedes-Benz offers a definitive solution to improve the air quality inside the EQS: the ENERGIZING AIR CONTROL PLUS system. The basis of equipment is on several pillars: filtering, sensors, visualization concept and air treatment.

With the pre-air conditioning function, it is possible to purify the interior air even before the occupants take a seat on board. MBUX reports the concentration of fine dust inside and outside the vehicle. It can consult these data in its air quality menu. If the outdoor air quality is inadequate, the system can issue recommendations. For example, close the side windows or the sunroof.

They can optionally equip The EQS with automatic comfort doors5 front and rear. As the driver approaches the vehicle, the facility of extending the door handles first. If you keep approaching, the driver’s door opens automatically. MBUX also offers the driver the possibility of opening the rear doors with the remote control function, for example, to allow the children to get on while they are picking up children from school.

-The EQS is a brilliant vehicle, equipped with a maximum of 350 sensors, depending on the equipment.

The new EQS can set its skills as it gets new experiences. It is true because it can learn with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques.

In addition, it can use various acoustic concepts to create a personalized acoustic environment. The EQS offers two acoustic concepts, called Silver Waves and Vivid Flux, combining with the Burmester surround sound system. The driver can select them as Sound Experiences in the center display and switch them off.

There is an additional acoustic concept called Roaring Pulse, which can be purchased and activated with the help of “Over-the-Air” upgrade technology. The interactive driving sound, reproduced in the passenger compartment via the sound system loudspeakers, also depends on the acoustic concept selected. A novelty in ENERGIZING COMFORT is the three ENERGIZING NATURE programs, called Forest Glade, Wave Break and Summer Rain. These programs recreate an immersive and, therefore, amazingly realistic acoustic experience in the vehicle.

They have developed the calming effect sounds have in cooperation with nature acoustician Gordon Hempton. As in the other ENERGIZING COMFORT programs, the light environment and images stimulate other senses. As an option, the rear-axle steering can replace it with a wheel turning angle of up to 10 °. The customer can opt for this equipment at the time of purchase or later enable it through an “Over-the-Air” (OTA) update.

Due to robust sensors that scan the vehicle environment, parking assistance systems can better assist drivers in maneuvering. The remote parking assistant helps the driver to park and move his vehicle using the smartphone. 

Suppose choosing a pre-installation for the INTELLIGENT PARK PILOT. In that case, the EQS is ready to participate in Automated Valet Parking (AVP, SAE level 4) in parking lots prepared for this function. In combination with the necessary optional equipment and the corresponding connect service depending on the country. The Mercedes-Benz EQS incorporates the technique to park and unpark in a fully automated and driverless way in car parks with AVP infrastructure. It finds provided that the country’s national legislation allows the operation of these systems.

The innovative DIGITAL LIGHT headlamp technology, the Advanced Plus equipment level standard, makes it possible to implement completely new functions, such as the projection of auxiliary lines or warning symbols on the road. New are two-assist functions called Cooperative Lane Change Start Display. Direction Warning / Indication recognizes a hazard d by the Lane Keeping Assist or Blind Spot Assist.

DIGITAL LIGHT has a lighting module in each headlamp with three high-power LEDs and 1.3 million miniature mirrors, reflecting and refracting light. In this way, the vehicle lighting achieves a definition higher than 2.6 million pixels.

If equipped with the optional DRIVE PILOT system, the EQS will move with a high degree of automation. This up to a speed of 60 km / h in situations with heavy traffic or retention in Germany. It provided that the motorway section is suitable for it, and so do In-Car-Office.

-The most special equipment inside the vehicle is undoubtedly the innovative MBUX Hyperscreen available as optional equipment.

This large warped screen gracefully stretches between the two front pillars, practically from side to side of the vehicle.

Three screens under a cover glass make up an optical unit. The 12.3-inch diagonal OLED display in front of the passenger seat provides its occupant with their viewing and operating area. The principles of comprehensive safety, especially protection in an accident, the vehicle based on apply despite the platform. Like all other cars and due to approval requirements, it may restrict the availability and operability of these new assistance features in some markets.

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