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Mercedes-EQ, EQB, 2021. Image Credits: Mercedes-Benz
The crossover, which Mercedes revealed earlier this year, showed up at the automaker’s event. And this time, they shared a few more details, including that it is bound for the United States some time in 2022. It will launch in Europe and China at the end of this year.
The EQB will be the first electrically powered production vehicle from the Kecskemét plant in Hungary. Vehicles for the Chinese market are being produced in Beijing. When the EQB arrives in the U.S., it will come in two variants. The compact SUV will first launch as the EQB 300 4MATIC with 168 kW or 255 hp and then as the EQB 350 4MATIC with 215 kW or 288 hp. In the former variant, it’ll have 390 lb-ft of torque. In both cases, the range will be about 419 kilometers, or 260 miles, which is a bit less than the others revealed on Sunday. The automaker says a long-range version will follow, as well as a front-wheel drive model.
The electric powertrain is a compact, integrated unit comprising an electric motor, a fixed-ratio transmission with differential, a cooling system and power electronics. An asynchronous motor is used at the front axle.
The compact EQB comes standard with five seats, but can convert into a seven-seater if you’ve got a big family and need extra space.
Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV Concept
Mercedes has taken the electric SUV to the next level with the new Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV Concept. The model is a one-off that is near production quality. It blends characteristics Maybach elements like a two-tone paint finish with typical EQS furnishings and an all-electric powertrain.
The SUV’s interior features executive seating and the Chauffer Package in addition to door panels, armrests and unique appointments including white piano lacquer and deep sea blue trim designed to emotionally tie to the model to yacht life.
The seamless nature of the SUV’s body allows it to appear both muscular and refined while pushing forward sophisticated design elements like chrome-plated vertical Maybach pinstripes on the facing black panel and classic Maybach lettering on the hood.
Designers have equipped the model with a floating center console and MBUX Hyperscreen, a three-screen display. The passenger has a 12.3-inch OLED display to themselves. Round air vents with galvanized trim tie the SUV to its Mercedes counterparts.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+. Image Credits: Mercedes-Benz
Get ready for power and performance. The AMG EQS is the first battery-electric AMG production model based on the EQ architecture. Made in Affalterbach, it’s meant to embody the perfect combination of a zero-emissions vehicle that still has power, body and luxury. To enhance that feel, the car is built with special hardware in and out of the car with a sound system so the car can croon as it drives, giving those inside and outside of the car that authentic AMG feeling.
The AMG EQS has two AMG electric motors offering a total system output of 484 kW or 658 hp. Kicking it up to “race start” will provide 560 kW or 761 hp, as well as 742 lb-ft of torque, getting you from 0 to 100 kilometers (0-60 mph) in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph).
A recuperative braking system sends energy back into the battery, which has a total 108 kWh of storage capacity, providing 580 kilometers, or 360 miles, of range. The car is also equipped for fast DC charging with over 200 kW.
The AMG EQS is being produced at the carbon-neutral “Factory 56” at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfinge outside of Stuttgart. Mercedes is planning to launch this vehicle to market at the end of 2021.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE
The EQE executive sedan is the second model based on Mercedes premium electric vehicle architecture. Its world premiere revealed that the car has dimensions similar the existing Mercedes-Benz CLS, however its interior is more expansive and seating position is 2.5 inches higher.
Mercedes engineers have equipped the EQE with a 90-kilowatt-hour battery back that gives the car around 410 miles of all-electric range.
The first EQE to hit the market, the EQE 350, will offer drivers 288 horsepower. Future versions of the model are expected after its mid-2022 launch date.
Buyers can opt to spec their EQE with the MBUX Hyperscreen and passengers have the opportunity to control how they take in infotainment with the 12.3-inch OLED display in front of them.
The interior design of the EQE follows that of the EQS, but is ultimately less luxurious.
Pricing for the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE has not yet been announced.