Mercedes EQS SUV spotted: price, specs and release date
September 05, 2021 by
The upcoming Mercedes EQS SUV has been spotted testing. Read on for everything you need to know about this electric SUV, check out an exclusive rendering and see the first images of a new Maybach version.
- New Mercedes EQS SUV spotted
- Will be Mercedes’ flagship electric SUV
- Maybach concept teases SUV’s design
- Will use EQS saloon’s motors, battery
- Over 400 miles of range expected
- Enormous new MBUX ‘Hyperscreen’ infotainment system
- Pricing likely to start from £100,000
- On sale in 2022
The all-new, ultra-luxurious Mercedes EQS SUV has been spotted testing out on the road. This new electric car will share components, such as its battery and motors, with the new EQS saloon and will be an electric alternative to the Mercedes GLS and the BMW X7.
The EQS SUV will also be available as an ultra-luxurious Maybach version when it goes on sale in 2023. Read on for everything you need to know, and to see exclusive renderings showing what this new SUV could look like.
2022 Mercedes EQS SUV design
Despite being heavily camouflaged and fitted with alloy wheels that are unlikely to make it to production, these shots of the upcoming Mercedes EQS SUV suggest the finished car will look similar to our exclusive rendering, shown below. Look closely and you’ll spot flush-fitting door handles and a full-length panoramic sunroof on this prototype.
The headlights are mostly obscured but look to be very similar to the units fitted to the EQS saloon, the camouflage wrap running along the length of the bonnet is quite likely there to hide the LED strip that is also common to the EV saloon.
The blanked-off grille should look similar to that car’s, too, with large air intakes below and on either side to cool the EQS SUV’s brakes and electronic components.
Mercedes gas revealed a new Maybach EQS SUV concept (above.) This will be based on the standard Mercedes EQS SUV, so gives you further clues what the upcoming SUV will look like.
Expect the new Mercedes EQS SUV to share the concept’s basic proportions, but all that chrome and those gigantic 24-inch alloy wheels will almost certainly be exclusive to the Maybach.
The rear end will most likely feature a full-width taillight design, incorporated into the boot lid. The rear bumper is obviously devoid of any exhaust pipes, the black wrap on the lower half is obscuring any design details but it should incorporate some reflective strips on the finished car.
2022 Mercedes EQS SUV interior
This image gives you a good look at the new EQS SUV’s interior.
Despite extensive efforts to keep it disguised, you can tell it shares plenty of parts with the new EQS saloon. It looks to use the same digital driver’s display, along with the huge (but optional) ‘Hyperscreen’ infotainment display, shown below.
2022 Mercedes EQS SUV performance and range
The new Mercedes EQS SUV will share plenty of parts with the new EQS saloon, including its battery and motor options.
You’ll have the choice of 90kWh and 108kWh batteries – both will be compatible with 200kW fast chargers, so you’ll be able to boost your range by 186 miles in just 15 minutes
The boxier and larger shape of the Mercedes EQS SUV will impact its total range though.
Mercedes has stated the new Maybach EQS SUV will be capable of around 370 miles on a full charge. As a result, the standard (which will almost certainly be lighter than the Maybach) could have more than 400 miles of range.
While the EQS saloon will be available with rear-wheel drive, it’s more likely the EQS SUV will mirror its combustion-powered Mercedes GLS counterpart in being exclusively all-wheel drive.
This means, despite being such a huge and heavy car, it should be capable of a 0-60mph time of around five seconds, depending on how powerful the finished EQS SUV’s electric motors are.
Since Mercedes has already confirmed an EQS AMG with up to 761hp is on the way, don’t be surprised if a more powerful version of the EQS SUV joins the range later down the line.
2022 Mercedes EQS SUV price and release date
The Mercedes EQS SUV will be revealed in full in 2022, and is expected to go on sale later that same year. Prices haven’t been confirmed yet, though the EQS SUV’s billing as a luxurious electric car means it will likely set you back somewhere in the region of £100,000.
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