Mercedes-Benz plans to build a family of electric cars under the new EQ sub-brand. The first to arrive was the EQC compact SUV, then the EQV minivan, and now we have the first covert look of the next model. Under the name of EQ Concept, we still have to wait for the Frankfurt Motor Show to see the definitive forms, but Mercedes has already shown us its interior.
It is rumored for some time that the house of the star is tuning an electric sedan in process and, judging by the profile of the teaser, it could be this. Known so far as Mercedes EQS, it would effectively be an S-Class electric conceived with the most sophisticated materials, the best technology and the best of the best reserved for him. If the EQS appears as a prototype in Frankfurt, it would actually make a lot of sense. Mercedes-Benz may be anxious to steal the focus of Porsche’s attention and its impending electric sedan, the Taycan. While the latter will make its public debut on September 4, the media worldwide, the third car of the EQ family would arrive as a production car at the end of next year or already in 2021. It is difficult to distinguish the details of the concept, but it will be interesting to see how the design language of the EQ range evolves into a sedan.
Returning to the interior of the Mercedes EQ Concept, we can appreciate a luxurious and futuristic space. It has four individual seats mounted on a seemingly flat floor separated by a central suspended tunnel that flows from the dashboard to the rear. The photos that appear on the Mercedes-Benz Facebook page are accompanied by a brief description that says “the story of EQ continues. We are pioneers in the future of sustainable modern luxury”. Rear passengers have plenty of legroom and a decent amount of headroom, despite the roof pitch. The lack of B-pillars hint at the implementation of suicide doors, while the exterior rearview mirrors have been eliminated in favor of small cameras on the A-pillar. In line with the huge screen centers, the armrests also do the same with smaller units.
The fact that he still has a steering wheel is an obvious sign that Mercedes has imagined this electric prototype with the freedom that the driver can drive the car in the old way. Of course, it is logical to think that the supposed EQS hosts a highly advanced autonomous driving system. Oh, there is also no traditional central rearview mirror, since it has been replaced by another screen. While the conventional Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W223) will be released in 2020, its electric counterpart is expected to arrive later. If we rely on the rumors that swarm in the network, it will be built on the new modular electrical architecture (MEA), with an electric motor in the front and another in the back, making it a four-wheel drive car. We will see what Mercedes brings us in the Frankfurt Motor Show.