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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Electric Sedan to Have Up to 108-kWh Battery

We are just a few weeks from the official unveiling of the first electric Mercedes-Benz built on a dedicated EV platform, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS.
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Known as the "S-Class of electric cars," the EQS is set to be launched on 15 April 2021, so we are a little over three weeks away from finally seeing what Mercedes-Benz has cooked in this highly disputed segment.

The Mercedes-Benz alternative to full-size sedans like the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT, or Lucid Air will play the luxury and range cards, without going all-in with super-quick acceleration times.

Stuttgart has already announced that the maximum range for the EQS will be over 700 km (435 miles) in the WLTP cycle, thanks to what everyone thought would be a 100+ kWh battery.

As it turns out, the rumors were right, as Mercedes-Benz officially announced that the largest lithium-ion battery to be installed in the EQS will offer 108 kWh. Its cell chemistry includes nickel, cobalt, and manganese in a ratio of 8: 1: 1, thus cutting the cobalt content to around ten percent.

Production for the battery packs has already started at the Factory 56 plant, a state-of-the-art facility that has been CO2-neutral since its inception.

A variety of battery sizes and outputs will be available going forward on the EQS, with both RWD and AWD versions available thanks to either one or two electric motors, one per axle.

Unlike its two main German rivals, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is expected to feature 400V technology, which should allow it to charge at up to 207 kW.

Although most of the interior was supposed to be nearly identical to what you can find in the latest S-Class W223, save for some differently shaped AC outlets and increased interior space, a revolutionary UI called the "Hyperscreen" is also expected to be available.

The EQS will be joined by a smaller sedan called the EQE and an SUV later this year. All three models use the same modular platform that will underpin other EQ models in the future as well.

 
 
 
 
 

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