Engine, Transmission, and Performance
A pair of electric motors are expected to power the 2021 EQS, which in turn translates to all-wheel drive. While its official power output hasn’t been confirmed, the Vision EQS concept had a combined 469 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes estimates that should be able to launch the large electric sedan from zero to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. We do know that the upcoming EQS will debut an all-new platform that will exclusively support future EV models from Mercedes. We’d expect the sedan to emphasize a quiet cabin and smooth ride quality, but we’ll have to wait until we get behind the wheel to find out.
Calling the all-electric 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan electrifying is an easy pun, but it’s also entirely accurate. Imagine a roomier and quieter S-class that has a dazzling digital grille and a glowing pinstripe that circles the entire car. While our expectations are based on the company’s Vision EQS concept car, we expect many of its impressive characteristics to translate to the production version. The luxurious EV should have a driving range of about 300 miles, two powerful electric motors that enable all-wheel drive, and the ability to pilot itself on the highway. Along with an eco-friendly and high-class interior, the 2021 EQS could be the fanciest electric vehicle on the market when it goes on sale.