the wonder, the beast, and the ugly duckling
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On the primary day of the 2021 IAA Mobility Present in Munich, Mercedes-Benz launched a lineup of two model new electrical fashions, plus two idea EVs as a bonus.
Since their names are very related, I’ve given them the next nicknames: the “little brother,” the “magnificence,” “the beast,” and the “ugly duckling.”
The EQE 350 (the little brother)
Principally, the EQE is the little brother of Mercedes’ EQS flagship.
Being 10cm shorter than the EQS, the brand new electrical sedan appears to be like related with so much in widespread, akin to the identical 90kWh battery pack, which, in accordance with the corporate, offers it 660 kilometers of vary.
Nonetheless, it additionally has some vital variations.
Some customary options within the EQS are elective within the EQE. These embrace the 56-inch Hyperscreen show within the dashboard and real-axle steering, for example.
The EQE additionally comes with much less horsepower at 288hp, in comparison with the EQS’s 516hp. Mercedes-Benz says that there’s going to be a second — presumably extra succesful? — variant at launch, though it didn’t give away any traits.
However, you don’t miss out an excessive amount of in luxurious or gear in comparison with the EQS, so it’ll in all probability be a extra reasonably priced various — its value is but to be introduced.
The worldwide launch will begin in mid-2022.
The EQS 53 4MATIC+ (the beast)
This mannequin is the primary battery electrical automobile of the Mercedes’ high-performance division, the AMG. And because it marks the debut of the high-performance electrical sequence, it’s, effectively, a beast.
The AMG EQS homes a 107.8kWh battery and two AMG electrical motors, delivering 649 horsepower in the usual fashions, whereas these geared up with the Dynamic Bundle function a Race Begin mode that may enhance output to 751hp.
In that mode, the EQS can even attain 0-62mph in 3.4 second, which is 0.4 sooner than in customary mode.
It has a prime velocity of 250km/h and gives 5 driving modes: Slippery, Consolation, Particular person, Sport, and Sport+.
Naturally, you’ll be able to anticipate luxurious and high-end tech with a wide range of options, together with a panoramic sunroof, heated entrance seats, the MBUX Hyperscreen show, a Burmester 3D sound system, and Mercedes’ newest driver-assistance know-how.
The German automaker plans to launch this automobile on the finish of 2021, and we will anticipate that its price ticket can have six digits.
The EQG Idea (the ugly duckling)
Nicely, for me the EQG idea automotive isn’t a looker and I discover it’s exterior extreme, particularly the strict traces and the sunshine overload.
I’m largely bothered by the G emblem on the roof, which I have to say is pretty explicable: the EQG is the primary EV of Mercedes’ G-series.
As such, it’s a 4×4 off-road that comes with 4 electrical motors shut the wheels for particular person management. It is going to even have a brand new rear axle and a two-speed gearbox for on and off-road driving.
For now, it’s a near-production examine, however as soon as it’s prepared it’s going to be examined on Mercedes’s check observe, on the 1,445-meter excessive Schöckl mountain in Graz.
The Maybach EQS Idea (the wonder)
The Maybach EQS has two distinctive options: the two-tone paint end with Obsidian Black Metallic and Zircon Pink Metallic, and its opulent inside.
As per Mercedes, the cabin takes its inspiration from yachting.
The inside is wearing blue and white, complimented by the white piano lacquer and rose gold-colored accents of the rear middle console, there are”fake fur” carpets, and even a flower vase to ask floral ornament.
The doorways handles come out when somebody approaches, the doorways open robotically for the motive force, there are three shows that seem as a whole unit, and a 12.3-inch OLED monitor for the again seat passengers.
This beautiful mannequin has no launch date, however not less than we’ve a prediction of its vary at round 600 kilometers.
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