Mercedes EQS SUV prototype spied in California

Mercedes-Maybach confirmed an EQS SUV idea final 12 months on the IAA present in Munich, however the usual Mercedes-Benz model of that SUV is coming first. Prototypes are placing in miles around the globe, the most recent sighting in Southern California courtesy of KindelAuto on YouTube. Due for reveal this 12 months, this EQS would be the family-sized model of the sedan, driving on the sedan’s platform and thought to supply the identical powertrain choices. As anticipated, the Mercedes variant places on the extra conservative traces of a Mercedes crossover, not trying wherever close to as curvy because the Maybach idea nor even the EQS sedan. The rear doorways appear somewhat lengthy, backed by a prolonged tail part. This might present a stunning quantity of room for second- and third-row passengers within the Mercedes, and one thing like palatial house within the Maybach.

The human-sized wheels make this look fairly wagon-y in comparison with the Maybach, however the all-over camo hides the perfect particulars. Even so, it is clear the household rig will get barely totally different headlights than discovered on the EQS, with angled turns indicators alongside the skin edges. And at about 1:50 within the video, because the EQS pulls out of the lot, discover the rear wheels turning reverse to the fronts; four-wheel steering is on its method as an possibility, if not commonplace.

The scant intel backed by any substance suggests the inside will undertake its model of the flagship electrical sedan’s inside, full with an obtainable Hyperscreen sprint. We anticipate finding out if Mercedes will deliver a rear-wheel-drive EQS SUV right here. The model would not promote a RWD model of its greatest SUVs within the US, nevertheless it would not promote a RWD S-Class sedan, both, apart from the EQS.

Assuming energy figures maintain regular from the EQS sedan, there’d be two variants of the SUV, each with a 115-kWh battery. The one motor within the 450+ Efficiency mannequin would make 329 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of torque, the twin motors of the EQS 540 4Matic would make 516 hp and 611 lb-ft. Sedan ranges are 350 miles for the 450+, 340 miles for the five hundred. Naturally, a shorter vary on the SUV is feasible as a result of aerodynamics, until Mercedes has tips to play.

The debut is deliberate for this 12 months, assuming the world can hold extra horrible issues from occurring.

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