The Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes-Benz lovers all over the world have been waiting for the moment that the 2022 EQS Sedan, the first ever electric luxury vehicle developed by the company from the ground up, will be fully unveiled to the public eye. Mercedes-Benz has claimed that the EQS will be an all-electric vehicle on an S-Class level. Though being on the same level as the company’s flagship vehicle is a bold claim to make, Mercedes-Benz did not intend to let it’s customers be left with much to desire after the reveal. Earlier this afternoon on their Youtube Channel, the German luxury brand went above and beyond to show the masses that this new sustainable sedan will live up to the hype with eye-catching visuals, informative details, and even their very own “soundtrack” aside from the musical appearance of Alicia Keys (yes, you read that right, Alicia Keys!) to showcase the vehicle.  

Through various angles of a beautifully lit camera lens, the outside of the EQS is shown to be a beautiful display of high quality craftsmanship, similar to the Vision AVTR that was revealed last year. Featuring a host of various recycled and regrown raw materials, the electrically powered S-Class truly is “not just an impressive vehicle, but a commitment to a more balanced world” as Ola Källenius, the chairman of Daimler, and Head of Mercedes-Benz states. The sedan is claimed to have a new shape with a “one bow proportion” that pushes the car forward with a seamless design and the world’s lowest drag coefficient of 0.20, that they intend to define a new generation of cars moving into the future. You’ll feel the sleek and smooth proportions while cruising down the streets of Huntington Village, Suffolk County with this luxury electric vehicle. The black star panel on the face of the car includes integrated headlights with light beams that illustrate the front similar to a display. 

The real innovation within the vehicle starts on the inside. The first models arriving in the US will have up to 516 horsepower and 611 pound-feet of torque, while the range is expected to be about 478 miles/ 770 km due to the new generation of batteries that feature higher energy density. That range will be more than enough for your day trip out East on Long Island next spring! Not only does the EQS have a battery pack with 107.8 kWh of usable energy and increased cell energy density, but it also includes a roaring 400-volt powertrain. This is just not your average electrical vehicle. 

Now if you’ve spoken with anybody about the EQS, the conversation probably revolved around the 56 inch Gorilla Glass coated Hyperscreen, the world’s largest in-car screen. The Hyperscreen is made up of an impressive 8 CPUs, 24 GB of RAM, and 46.4 GBit/s of memory bandwidth. What makes it so revolutionary would be the fact that it is the first time that a car’s whole instrument panel is a screen. Mercedes-Benz Design Chief Gordon Wagener states that the company had dematerialized the hardware, giving the interior a futuristic look that has never been done quite in this way. The new screen uses a “Zero Layer” layout on the three displays for the MBUX infotainment system that layers over a 3D map of the area around the car. The various functions within the MBUX system also use new Artificial Intelligence technology to learn from the behaviors of the driver, and eventually anticipate needs or information. The Hyperscreen and it’s included software eventually becomes your very own co-pilot. Looks like you might have an extra friend with you on your drive to Robert Moses and Sunken Meadow Beach next summer

Over the course of the video, Executive Vice President Sajjad Khan goes over technology features that set the EQS apart with various driver assistance functions. As if the Hyperscreen software couldn’t sound any more appealing, Khan explains that the car will be able to drive by itself at level 3. This is made possible by sensors such as Lidar, multiple cameras, and new software, starting with the German Autobahn drive pilot. With a push of a button, you will be able to take your hands off of the steering wheel, this is especially convenient when you’re stuck on Jericho Turnpike, the Long Island Expressway, or the Northern State Parkway on your commute to and from work between New York City and Long Island. Speaking of spending a long time on the road, the Mercedes-Benz Navigation software is better than ever, making trips to Montauk, the Hamptons, Upstate New York, or even down to Florida for the summer a breeze. Using Electric Intelligence, the vehicle takes into account charging stops, weather conditions, and topography, creating an extremely accurate ETA, as well as choosing the route that will best coincide with these different factors. 

Many people have a false notion that electric cars constantly need to be charged, making them inconvenient to drive and more of a hassle, but this is not the case with the Mercedes-Benz EQS. Not only does it create a zero-emissions driving experience to help minimize your carbon footprint, but it also has a green charging feature that lets the brand fulfill their commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement even earlier than required. Mercedes me Charge lets the brand offer one of the largest charging networks worldwide, so you can charge whether you’re in Brooklyn, Manhattan, East Village, or even Long Island City. The MBUX Parking System also reduces the time you need to search for a parking spot, adding to the multiple features that add convenience to the daily Mercedes-Benz driver’s life.

The new Mercedes-Benz EQS is made for sustainability and for the future, as exemplified by the quote used many times throughout the premiere: “This is for you, world.”. The EQS is expected to arrive at dealerships like ours located in the Huntington, Northport, Commack, and Fort Salonga area, in the fall for anyone who desires to get their hands on the most talked about electric vehicle of the year. We can’t wait to see what innovation Mercedes-Benz has in store to move towards a greener future for generations to come. As always, you’ll be able to hear all about it here, at Mercedes-Benz of Huntington, where our staff is ready to assist you no matter what language you speak!  Don’t forget to keep updated with our blog and our social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and LinkedIn to keep up with the hype on the EQ lineup and other new Mercedes-Benz sedan and SUV launches near Greenlawn and Elwood!

Interested in owning your very own EQS near Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, or Suffolk and Nassau County? Contact us to speak with one of our Sales Consultants for more information!

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