Mercedes-Benz unveiled new information on the EQS sedan, the brand’s future electric car, scheduled to be launched in April. The details released include the autonomy and battery charging system.
According to the German carmaker, the EQS will be able to drive up to 770 km on a single charge, more autonomy than previously estimated, achieved thanks to an energy recovery system that can regenerate up to 290 kW of energy.
As for the batteries, built with a 400-volt architecture, they will be available in two packs. The most basic has a capacity of 90 kWh, while the most powerful and the one that offers the longest range for the electric sedan will be 107.8 kWh. In both cases, they can be preheated or cooled before departure or while driving, so that they reach the charging station at the ideal temperature.
Another detail revealed is the ultra-fast charging system, which allows the Mercedes EQS to recover enough charge to travel 300 km in just 15 minutes, if a 200 kW charger is used in compatible stations – it will also deliver 22 kW of power. -board charger. In Japan, the model will have a bidirectional charging system, which allows it to supply power to the grid.
According to Mercedes, the EQS will initially be marketed in two versions. The 450+ model will have a 333 hp engine, rear-wheel drive and a battery consumption of 16 kWh / 100 km to 19.1 kWh / 100 km.
The 4MATIC variant, on the other hand, has two engines, a combined power of 523 hp, all-wheel drive and a consumption of up to 20.4 kWh / 100 km. In both cases the maximum speed is limited to 210 km / h.
Subsequently, a sports version of the Mercedes-Benz EQS should also be launched, the specifications of which have not yet been presented.