Mercedes EQS Rendered as the CLS Coupe of EVs

We watch movies that are 100% CGI and have drones delivering packages. But somehow, German automakers argued that electric cars weren't the future. Well, they just didn't want to make a popular but unprofitable machine like Tesla did.
For Mercedes and Audi, the EV revolution starts with SUVs, the EQC and e-tron. However, they will soon have direct rivals for the Model 3 as well, made with the same cookiecutter approach they're known for.

Audi has already previewed this with the e-tron GT four-door coupe that's scheduled to be made at the R8 factory next year. Mercedes also has a four-door coupe rather than an outright sedan.

We're talking about the EQS, which has only been spied a couple of times. But the recent set of spy photos from about a week ago were more telling than the last, allowing Carwow to make an accurate rendering of this car.

Now, we can't be sure this is the right look, but it at least gives us a hint of what it will be like to have a four-door coupe without a giant engine over the front axle and the now trademark EQ shiny grille. The headlights are also something special, connecting to form a uniform fascia.

To be able to make money, Mercedes will use its parts sharing schemes here as well. So you're likely to have the same electric motors in this as the EQC crossover, while the interior will feature a familiar mix of luxury screens, trim and leather.

Though the standard setup will have 80 kWh of battery and about 400 HP from two motors, we expect a better version to be available as well, the EQS being the flagship of the brand and a direct rival for Tesla.

At this point, it's not clear if the platform is adapted from the new S-Class or bespoke for electric cars, like in the case of VW's MEB. But it doesn't really matter. By 2022, Daimler promised to have ten or more EVs in its roster.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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