Preview: Mercedes-Benz EQS shows Tesla what a luxurious interior looks like

The S-Class has been the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz range for decades, but when switching to electric cars, it will at least share this top podium with the EQS.

On Saturday, the German automaker unveiled the interior of the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan, announced new details about the car’s design and confirmed some new specifications.

The EQS will be a rolling tech tour de force, with an interior that will mainstream the Tesla Model S and possibly set a new benchmark by which vehicle interiors are judged. In short, it could become this generation’s W126 – the luxury car template for a generation.

In January Mercedes-Benz unveiled the EQS’s hyperscreen infotainment system, which consists of a 56-inch screen with three control zones, including one for the passenger only with seven profiles. The interior of the EQS will feel familiar yet new to those who recently stayed in a Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz EQS interior

Mercedes-Benz EQS interior

The EQS’s dashboard flows into the door panels as if it were a seamless piece with a thin band of LED lighting. On both sides of the dashboard there are lavishly detailed turbine-like ventilation slots made of metal, while the central ventilation slots above the touchscreen display fit into the cladding work. The dashboard looks minimalist, but different a Tesla or others current Mercedes-Benz modelsAll pears are integrated and not attached.

With no center drive tunnel or gearbox to pack, there are some creative packaging solutions including a large open container under the center console for a bag.

Quilted leather sports seats, glossy piano black plastic, real wood, metal speaker grilles, and enough LED lighting to host a rave party for five are what you’d expect from a luxury flagship in 2021.

Certain parts, including the back seat entertainment screens, door handles, and door-mounted seat controls, can be shared with the new 2021 S-Class. That also means the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 12.8-inch touchscreen in the center need to be carried over to EQS sedans without hyperscreen, but that’s not a bad thing. Flagships can share.

Mercedes-Benz EQS interior

Mercedes-Benz EQS interior

The hyperscreen infotainment system has 8 CPU cores, 24 GB RAM and 12 actuators under the touchscreen itself to trigger noticeable vibrations when a finger touches the screen. The EQS contains up to 350 sensors that monitor the functions, the vehicle environment and the passengers, including body movements and spoken language. There is also artificial intelligence on board. Mercedes-Benz said the EQS was a cord of wireless software updates for the life of the vehicle.

The Burmester surround sound system available in the EQS has 15 loudspeakers and 710 watts of power. The 2021 S-Class Can be ordered with a Burmester audio system that has twice as many speakers (30) and more than twice as much power (1,750 watts), but runs on gas.

We’ve seen Espionage recordings of the EQS limousine, and there won’t be many surprises when the covers are removed on April 15th. Mercedes-Benz confirmed the extremely aerodynamic design of the electric car with a drag coefficient of 0.20, a coupĂ©-like roofline and a smooth surface. seamless body design with no sharp lines and wrinkles. A rattling bonnet towers over the fenders, and there is a panel on the front instead of a traditional grille to give the EQS a “face”, according to Robert Lesnik, Head of Exterior Design.

Teaser for 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS will debut on April 15, 2021

Teaser for 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS will debut on April 15, 2021

On the new EVA modular platform, the EQS is powered by a series of lithium-ion batteries, the top of which is The 108 kWh version is already being produced in Germany. With the large 108 kWh pack, Mercedes said that the EQS will have a range of more than 700 kilometers in the European WLTP test cycle. This should result in an EPA range of approximately 400 miles.

EQS owners can choose how their luxury electric sedan sounds. Two standard soundsces will be standard with the EQS, named Silver Waves and Vivid Flux. The former is said to be sensual and clean, while the latter is aimed at EV enthusiasts with a crystalline, synthetic sound. A third sound called Roaring Pulse will be a wireless update that can be downloaded and is reminiscent of powerful machines.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan will be unveiled on April 15 and is expected to arrive in the United States later in 2021.

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