It's hard to imagine Mercedes-Benz as a challenger brand, but when it comes to flagship electric vehicles of the classic sedan variety, that's the case with the all-new EQS — an emissions-free, near clone of the esteemed S-Class with tech-savvy, high-net-worth households in its sights.
Tesla has had a nearly 10-year jump on the market with the Model S. But now here comes Mercedes with a new electric vehicle platform called EVA2. Available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, the aluminum-intensive EQS is powered by a 107.8-kilowatt-hour battery that delivers 770 km (478 miles) of range, based on the WLTP testing cycle.
The EQS, packed with up to 350 sensors, brims with smart tech and spacious information displays.
The cockpit is anchored by a 56-inch curved high-resolution "Hyperscreen" that stretches the width of the cabin and stitches together three screens — a 17.7-inch center display flanked by a pair of 12.3-inch screens.
Mercedes recently hosted select journalists to drive the 2022 EQS in Switzerland. We've collected and condensed some early reviews.