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Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan to sit alongside S-Class

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by lux_cars, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. lux_cars

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    Mercedes-Benz is committed to launching 10 electric cars by 2022.

    Some we already know like the EQA compact hatchback and EQC small SUV, as well as electric commercials like the eVito and eSprinter vans.

    A Mercedes exec has now confirmed that there will also be a large electric sedan to sit alongside the S-Class.

    “We will have an electric vehicle at the level of the S-Class, no doubt, but it will not be the S-Class,” Michael Kelz, head of large cars at Mercedes, told Autocar in an interview published Friday.

    Kelz said he's already seen a concept of the car and said it could start production as early as 2020.

    Expected to be called an EQS, the electric sedan will rival the Tesla Model S as well as electric replacements for the Volkswagen Phaeton and possibly the Jaguar XJ due around the same time.

    Even though Mercedes is also working on a next-generation S-Class, also due around 2020, the EQS will be completely distinct and even utilize a separate platform, in this case the modular platform for electric cars dubbed the MEA that Mercedes previewed in its Generation EQ concept shown at the 2016 Paris auto show. The MEA platform debuts next year in the aforementioned EQC SUV.

    Meanwhile the new S-Class will use the MRA platform for rear-wheel-drive cars found in models like the C- and E-Class. Kelz said the MRA platform can't be used for electric cars due to a lack of necessary space for large battery packs.

    Although not mentioned by Kelz, Mercedes is also expected to introduce an electric sedan sitting in the same category as the C-Class.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan to sit alongside S-Class
     
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    A concept version of a new all-electric large sedan has already been produced because Kelz has admitted that he's seen it, and that a production model based upon it could be with us by as soon as 2020. Even if it doesn't arrive as soon as that it won't be any later than 2022 because the company has already revealed it intends to have as many as 20 electrified models in its range by that point.
     
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    Don't really care for the EQS, but an electric E-Class would be great. They can call it EQE if they need to, but keep a wagon option and I'm happy.
     
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    It's not because they say anything it's because ...

    Reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars - Climate Action - European Commission
     
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    I'm too tall for the E-class (it fits either me or the passengers...not both), so I'd like an EQGLS-AMG, or something.
     
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    Really? Wow, you must be tall! I am 191cm tall and I fit into a E-Class wagon with no problem. The Model S is too low in back for me, but in front it’s ok.
     
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    Tiger's a spider, so he needs a lot of legroom.

    More seriously it's not your height itself that matters. It's inseam, posture, and driving style for legroom and torso for height.

    For example, I'm several inches taller than my wife but she has a larger inseam. Consequently my wife has more problems with legroom on flights than I do.
     
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    Sure, that's true, but the E-Class actually has quite the legroom, or at least my old one (last generation) had. I guess my Model S has a bit more, but I don't often sit in back, because I get a stiff neck after a while.
     
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    Nope, I am same, 191 cm but, for example, our rear-facing baby seat (maxi cosi) does not fit on 2nd row if I'm sitting on 1st row in an E-class. That's too small for me. This is how much space (notice it is not tight) we have in a Skoda Superb (photo below illustrative, not sure if from Superb):

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    The E-class if you use the legroom in the front, the rear legroom is so much reduced the seat fits only sideways. At least in the E63S wagon I tried.
     
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    Then again, no company is as famous as making the best use of the available space in their vehicles as Skoda. It's always amazing to see how much better use of space can be made if one tries. Skoda versus Audi, Merc or BMW is extreme in how roomy Skoda cars are (interior as well as cargo space) when compared to the competition.
     
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    Merc actually comes close with the cargo space, depending on the year model:
     
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    You always have to compare those numbers in relation to external dimensions to see how well Skoda packages their vehicles.
     
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    Somewhat irrelevant but partly true. You cannot really exchange space to MPG if you need space. Anyways, considering to also tune my superb to exceed E63S.
     
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    Strange first sentence.
    But anyway, I wasn't talking about MPG at all. I was stressing how well Skoda is able to make use of the available space, and not just on teh Superb. It is always amazing to me how bad some automakers are at providing ample interior space even though the exterior dimensions are enormous. Lots of wasted space often.
     
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