Mercedes-AMG EQS revealed in exclusive render: price, specs and release date

Nick Lette van Oostvoorne
Nick Lette van Oostvoorne
April 28, 2021

A high-performance 761hp AMG version of the Mercedes EQS is in the works. Read on for an exclusive rendering and new photos showing what this new 761hp electric car could look like. 

  • New AMG EQS design previewed
  • Sporty looks blend EQ and AMG cues
  • Dual electric motors
  • 761hp confirmed
  • 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds
  • Reveal possible in 2022
  • Will cost more than £100,000

The new Mercedes EQS is going to get an AMG makeover as the famous tuning division builds its first ever mass-produced electric performance car.

This exclusive rendering and new spyshots of a prototype car being tested show you what AMG’s upcoming Porsche Taycan Turbo S and Tesla Model S Plaid alternative will look like.

New Mercedes-AMG EQS design

The new Mercedes-AMG EQS could look something like this…

Love it or hate it, the new Mercedes EQS’s polarising design turns heads. And, giving it the AMG treatment is bound to produce more sore necks. Despite not needing to cool a hefty V8 engine, you can bet AMG will give the new EQS an intake-ridden front bumper and a new piece of grille trim that mimics the vertical bars you get on today’s AMGs.

Heavy camouflage disguises the finer points of the new AMG EQS’ design in these photos of a prototype car being tested, but you can spot some tell-tale yellow brake calipers like the ones on an AMG GT 63 4-door.

When the wraps come off, you can bet the new AMG EQS will come with wider wheel arches, lowered suspension and a set of new alloy wheels, alongside some relatively subtle AMG badging and a few choice carbon-fibre bits.

New Mercedes-AMG EQS performance

Currently, the most powerful version of the Mercedes EQS is the 580 4Matic. This uses two electric motors (one driving each axle) to produce 523hp and 855Nm of torque. That’s enough to blast it from 0-60mph in around 4.3 seconds.

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This new AMG-tuned version will get a set of more powerful motors to produce 761hp – that’s exactly the same amount as you get from a Porsche Taycan Turbo S with its ‘boost mode’ enabled. This means the new AMG EQS could do 0-60mph just as quickly as that car in around 2.8 seconds, making it the quickest AMG on sale.

New Mercedes-AMG EQS batteries and range

The new AMG EQS will compatible with the same 200kW fast charges as the EQS (shown)

It’s likely the new AMG EQS will use the same 108kWh battery as top-spec versions of the standard EQS. This holds enough charge to give single-motor, rear-wheel-drive versions of the EQS up to 478 miles of range.

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The new AMG model will certainly come with two motors and four-wheel drive, however, which means it won’t quite be able to match this range figure. That said, it should still manage around 400 miles of claimed range – possibly more if AMG decides to fit a new, more powerful battery.

As shown by this CGI cutaway image, the new AMG EQS will come with the standard car’s four-wheel steering

As for charging, you can expect the new AMG EQS to be compatible with 200kW public chargers – just like the standard EQS. These are able to add 186 miles of range to your car in just 15 minutes.

If the new car comes with the same onboard charger options as the normal EQS, a full charge using a wallbox will take 10 hours. But, you’ll be able to upgrade the car’s onboard charger from 11kw to 22kw to half this charging time.

New Mercedes-AMG EQS price and release date

The new Mercedes EQS has only just been revealed, and won’t go on sale until Summer 2021. Developing a new electric-drive system with significantly more power will take AMG some time, so don’t expect the finished AMG EQS to go on sale until late 2022 at the earliest.

When it appears in showrooms it’ll probably cost about the same as a Porsche Taycan Turbo S or Tesla Model S Plaid Plus, both of which will set you back almost £140,000.

Can’t wait that long? Check out the latest electric car offers or compare the best Mercedes deals available through carwow right now. 

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