After the successful launches of the EQC and EQV, and the one initiated by the EQA, Mercedes-Benz has just lifted the veil on several other models to complete its new 100% electric range.

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Mercedes-Benz accelerates the electrification of its catalog. Present at the end of April at Shanghai fair, the German manufacturer has just presented the large electric road EQS, the EQB seven-seater compact SUV and a foreshadowing concept car the EQT ludospace. Three models that will arrive in dealerships in the coming months and join the EQC, EQV and EQA, three 100% electric models, initiators of the EQ range.

Mercedes-Benz aims for leadership in the field of electric motors and automotive software. The consistent electrification of the entire product portfolio is a key element of the “Ambition 2029” strategic axis and a prerequisite for achieving carbon neutrality. In 2022, the portfolio will include eight fully electric Mercedes-EQ models, indicated, at the end of 2020, the Stuttgart firm. In addition to the models mentioned above are therefore still expected the EQE road but also its SUV variation as well as the all-terrain one of the EQS.

Mercedes-Benz EQB

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The EQB derives from the GLB. © Mercedes-Benz

As the name suggests, the EQB belongs to the large family of compact vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. Capable of carrying seven people on board, this new 100% electric SUV is derived from the GLB, only marketed in thermal. Aesthetically, only the reworked front headlights as well as the front and rear light strips distinguish the two models.

Measuring 4.68 meters long, 1.83 m wide and 1.67 m high, this vehicle is powered by an electric unit delivering up to 200 kW (270 hp), supplied with electricity, at least, through a 66.5 kWh battery and claims 419 kilometers of autonomy (combined cycle WLTP) but “A version with higher autonomy is also planned” . Depending on the market, the EQB will be available in traction but also in all-wheel drive.

“The launch on the Chinese market is expected later this year. The international version of the EQB, produced in Kecskemét, Hungary, will arrive in Europe at the end of the year, while the launch in the United States will follow in 2022 ”, let the manufacturer know.

Mercedes-Benz EQS

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The EQS is not derived from any other model in the range. © Mercedes-Benz

New Mercedes-Benz flagship – with the latest generation of S-Class – the EQS does not derive from a thermal model. “First 100% electric luxury sedan [de la marque], EQS is also the first model to be based on the modular architecture intended for luxury and higher category electric vehicles, we specify on the side of Stuttgart. The EQS is also the first model in the range to be able to receive updates “over the air,” that is to say remotely, making it possible to improve the capabilities of the vehicle or to provide access to new functions.

5.21 m long, 1.92 m wide and 1.51 m high, this sedan – presented as “The most aerodynamic in the world” – gives pride of place to technological equipment with its some 350 on-board sensors : remote door opening, autonomous driving up to 60 km / h, projection of light messages or symbols while driving, intelligent navigation calculating charging stops, steerable rear axle, etc. On board, this “limousine 2.0” can receive a fully digital dashboard called MBUX Hyperscreen

Available in rear-wheel drive or with all-wheel drive, EQS delivers up to 385 kW (523 hp) of power. “A high-performance version up to 560 kW (760 hp) is planned “, emphasizes Mercedes-Benz. For now, only the technical characteristics of the versions EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4Matic are known. The first associates a 245 kW (333 hp) engine and 568 Nm of torque to a 107.8 kWh battery for 770 km of range. The second a block of 385 kW (524 hp) and 855 Nm also associated with a 107.8 kWh battery allowing to travel up to 720 kilometers.

Mercedes-Benz EQT

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The EQT concept foreshadows the replacement for the Citan. © Mercedes-Benz

Presented as part of the 2021 Shanghai Motor Show, the EQT concept foreshadows the 100% electric version of the future Mercedes-Benz T-Class. A ludospace replacing the aging Citan in the current range. Close cousin of Renault Kangoo third generation and its zero-emission Kangoo E-Tech version, this future vehicle “Close to its final version” will be officially presented in mid-May.