Mercedes-Benz showcased a host of electric vehicles ahead of the IAA Mobility show in Germany, including its first AMG-branded high-performance electric vehicle, a sedan and a G-Class concept SUV – all part of the offering of the business to become an electric vehicle. sole automaker at the end of the decade.
Mercedes has already started producing the all-electric EQS, a sleek and avant-garde flagship that is supposed to be the electric counterpart of the S-Class. At IAA Mobility, Mercedes aims to showcase its next big electric vehicle movements .
Earlier this year, the automaker presented its 40 billion euros ($ 47 billion) all-electric plan, a goal that will push the company to integrate further vertically, train its workforce and to secure the batteries needed to power its products. This plan actually builds on the previous goals of building and selling more electric vehicles. In 2017, Mercedes announced that it would electrify – that is, gasoline hybrid, plug-in hybrid or battery electric – its entire range by 2022. The German automaker said in July that by next year, it will offer battery electric vehicles in all segments. that it serves.
Mercedes aims to launch three all-electric architectures in 2025 that will form the basis of all of its new vehicles. Its MB.EA platform will be used for its medium to large passenger cars, while AMG.EA will support its performance Mercedes-AMG cars and the VAN.EA will be an architecture dedicated to electric minivans and light commercial vehicles. The company has already announced its ‘first electric’ compact car architecture, known as MMA, which will be launched in vehicles by 2024.
“EV shifting is picking up speed, especially in the luxury segment to which Mercedes belongs,” said Ola Källenius, director of Mercedes Benz, as he announced the details of the new EQE. “That’s why we went from ‘EV-first’ to ‘EV-only’. Next year we’ll have battery electric options in every segment we serve, and by 2025 we’ll have at least one electric alternative for every model we make.
Källenius said the automaker aims to sell one electric vehicle for two Mercedes cars on the all-electric path, where market conditions allow, by 2030.
The crossover, which Mercedes revealed earlier this year, showed up at the automaker’s event. And this time, they shared a few more details, including that it is bound for the United States sometime in 2022. It will launch in Europe and China at the end of this year.
The EQB will be the first electrically powered production vehicle at the Kecskemét plant in Hungary. Vehicles for the Chinese market are produced in Beijing. When the EQB arrives in the United States, it will come in two variations. The compact SUV will be launched first as the EQB 300 4MATIC with 168 kW or 255 hp, and then as the EQB 350 4MATIC with 215 kW or 288 hp. In the old variant, it will have 390 lb-ft of torque. In both cases, the range will be around 419 kilometers, or 260 miles, which is a little less than the others revealed on Sunday. The automaker says a long-range version will follow, along with a front-wheel drive model.
The electric powertrain is a compact integrated unit consisting of an electric motor, fixed-ratio transmission with differential, cooling system and power electronics. An asynchronous motor is used on the front axle.
The compact EQB comes standard with five seats, but can convert to seven if you have a large family and need the extra space.
The EQE sedan is the automaker’s answer for anyone who wanted the flagship EQS but couldn’t afford it. The sedan will have a single electric motor that will produce 288 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. For those keeping track, it’s a 41bhp Skosh less than the EQS. The 90 kWh battery has a range of approximately 660 kilometers, or 410 miles, and can charge an additional 250 kilometers, or 155 miles, in 15 minutes of a quick charge. During the market launch, a second model with different variants will also be released, but Mercedes has not announced more details.
Many features of the EQS are emerging in its little brother, such as an advanced driver assistance system, automatically opening front doors and a steering rear axle. The MBUX Hyperscreen multi-screen connected entertainment system is available as an option. Despite its slightly smaller body, the EQE also has a spacious interior, with 27mm more shoulder room in the front seats, a higher seating position of 65mm and an overall greater cabin length of 80mm. mm to that of the current E-Class.
The EQE is the automaker’s fourth EQ car to be unveiled this year, and it will soon be followed by SUV versions of the EQS and EQE, according to Källenius. Production will be in Bremen for the global market and Beijing for the Chinese market, and a phased global launch will begin in mid-2022.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC +
Prepare for power and performance. The AMG EQS is the first production AMG battery-powered model based on the EQ architecture. Made in Affalterbach, it’s meant to embody the perfect combination of a zero-emission vehicle that still has power, body and luxury. To enhance this feeling, the car is built with special material in and out of the car with an audio system so that the car can sing along as it rolls, giving those inside and outside the car that authentic AMG feeling.
The AMG EQS has two AMG electric motors providing a total system power of 484 kW or 658 hp. Cranking up to ‘the start of the race’ will provide 560 kW or 761 hp, along with 1020 nm of torque, allowing you to go from 0 to 100 kilometers in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 kilometers per. hour, or 155 miles per hour.
A regenerative braking system returns energy to the battery, which has a total storage capacity of 108 kWh, providing a range of 580 kilometers. The car is also equipped for fast DC charging with over 200 kW.
The AMG EQS is produced in the carbon neutral “Plant 56” at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfinge, outside Stuttgart. Mercedes plans to launch this vehicle on the market at the end of 2021.
Mercedes Concept EQG
Hooray for the “mighty G!” The EQG is a G-class electric off-road concept vehicle, featuring the strong character of the 4 × 4 G with the progressive luxury of the EQ models. The automaker didn’t provide too many details on the EQG as it still has a ways to go before production, but here’s what we know: It comes with four electric motors that have “a lot of power” and are positioned close to the wheels, they can therefore be controlled individually. There is also a new rear axle and a two-speed gearbox for on-road and off-road driving.
This off-road driving will be put to the test on the Mercedes test track on the 1,445-meter-high Schöckl mountain in Graz at the end of its development into a production model.
Mercedes Maybach Concept
This SUV concept vehicle will be the first all-electric Maybach in the long history of the rather traditional vehicle. The Maybach EQS features classic features of old-school models, such as a two-tone paint finish, with the progressive drive technology of the EQ range. It’s as chic as hell. The white piano lacquer interior is plush and elegant, something the other half in the movie Elysium could drive to reach their paradise in the sky. It is designed to be a comfortable place to work or rest, especially if you opt for the ‘executive seats’ and the ‘driver package’.
The SUV is expected to hit markets in 2023, but Mercedes has said it will introduce the platform for upcoming SUVs as early as next year, and have an expected range of around 600 kilometers, or 373 miles.