The upcoming seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class will have a range of electrified powertrains, advanced driver assistance functions and a higher level of comfort to battle against strong rivals – the Audi A8 and BMW 7 Series.
Apart from plug-in hybrid versions, the company develops an all-electric S-Class to be a flagship in the new EQ line-up. The EQ S model should arrive in 2022 as part of the brand’s program of introducing more than 10 EVs within the next 6 years. It’ll have over 310 miles (499 km) of electric driving range.
While the standard S-Class is based on the MRA platform, the all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz EQ S sits on a more innovative MEA (modular electric architecture).
It will get two electric motors in front and rear which provide permanent four-wheel drive in all variants. The car is expected to produce 406 hp and 516 lbft (700 Nm) and even more.
The EQ S will likely receive an active suspension system, which is a development of the existing S-Class’s AirMatic+ combined with a 48V electrical architecture and a stereo camera.
It’ll clearly adopt its own exterior styling and have a shorter hood and a sloper windscreen than the standard S-Class, like the Mercedes CLS.