Opinion: Mercedes is loaded with luxury and technology for its new line of electric vehicles

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Mercedes-Benz may not have had the first electric vehicle, but it does have the most luxurious. The Mercedes DMLRY, + 0.71% EQS, a 2022 model, combines performance, modern luxury, cutting-edge technology and Mercedes tradition. In contrast, Tesla’s TSLA, -0.95% of the most expensive offerings, features almost the same spartan interior as the base Model 3.

Sleek and curvy The EQS’s sleek design, with its sloping hood and curvy bodywork, makes it appear fast even when stationary. It also helps maximize aerodynamic efficiency – it has the lowest coefficient of drag value of any production car, at 0.20. This aerodynamic efficiency plays an important role in extending the vehicle’s range to 480 miles (770 kilometers), by European test standards, or around 300 miles using the EPA, a more demanding standard. The EQS will be available in two trim packages: a single-electric motor variant known as the 450+ that produces 333 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, and an all-wheel drive model, the EQS 580 4Matic, which It has two electric motors, which provide 523 horsepower and 611 pound-feet of torque. A sprint from 0 to 60 mph takes just 4.1 seconds for the all-wheel drive model and 5.5 seconds for the single-engine variant. Top speed for both models is 130 mph. With a choice of two batteries, 90 or 107.8 kilowatt-hours, or kWh, you can charge your Mercedes using super-fast 200 kW public chargers that can add 300 kilometers of range in just 15 minutes. However, if you’re charging at home, be prepared to wait. The standard 11 kW on-board charger will take 10 hours to fully recharge the car battery, but you can pay more for a 22 kW charger that cuts the time in half. EQS is a big car. To increase its maneuverability, Mercedes has made both axles steerable. The rear axle steering system allows for 4.5 degrees and an optional 10 degree rear wheel turning capability. That makes the car more agile in tight corners and provides greater stability. EQS riding is smooth, relaxing and quiet, thanks to Airmatic, Mercedes’ custom air suspension system. Airmatic uses air suspension springs and springs, as well as sophisticated sensors and algorithms to make each wheel proactively respond to the road profile for a smoother driving experience. an optional high-end audio system with Vehicle Noise Compensation (VNC). VNC works with an intelligent algorithm that continuously checks for a designated music signal or interfering noise and adjusts the volume to reduce external sounds or engine noise. While dampening outside noise, Burmester offers three background soundscapes of its own, which you can use to complement what would otherwise be a quiet ride. EQS is a beauty and a beast. Its sheer power is matched only by its sleek, futuristic interior, which is dominated by the “Hyperscreen” infotainment system. This group of displays consists of a 12.3-inch driver’s display, a 17.7-inch infotainment display, and a 12.3-inch display for the front seat passenger. AI in the cockpit The displays are powered by an updated version of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict user needs. The system displays information and warnings without having to scroll through the menus. Its uses vary, from something as subtle as detecting the driver’s eyes and automatically dimming the passenger screen so that it is less distracting, to remembering the speed bumps in certain places to automatically adjust the air suspension. The car will also remember if you call someone at a certain time of day and suggest that you make the same call the next day at exactly the same time if you forget. If there are no passengers in the front seat, the corresponding screen will not be interactive, presenting a crashed screen animation instead of user interface elements. Finally, EQS will also feature optional 12-inch screens for rear seat passengers. Words really don’t do justice to one of the most futuristic car interiors. Instead of giving more details, feast your eyes on these photos:

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You can choose from eight upholstery styles, which can be perfectly combined, as well as 190 decorative LED lighting elements around the cab. There are two designs available for the steering wheel, and you can customize the interior with a wide range of materials, including glossy plastic and an unvarnished wood that somehow still fits the futuristic interior narrative perfectly. The seats come in two styles, one for comfort and one for performance, and you can switch between 10 massage programs. If you’re impressed by Mercedes’ luxury electric vehicles, I have good news for you: EQS is just the beginning. Mercedes has a full fleet of all-electric models in the pipeline for the next two to three years, including crossovers like the EQA (2022) and EQB (2023), as well as the EQE (2022) luxury sedan. As for the EQS, it is expected to go on sale this fall at an estimated $ 100,000. Are you excited for this luxury EV? Let me know below in the comment section.