Alternating Currents: I believe in the Mercedes-Benz EQS

Mercedes-Benz has been slowly trickling out new information about its range-topping electric sedan for the last few months, and every new info drop has me convinced that this will be the best luxury electric car ever. MB has clearly put a lot of effort into this machine, and it’s going to pay off for the […]

by Bradley Brownell
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS powertrain details outlined

Mercedes-Benz has released an outline of the EQS’ powertrain range, which will launch in two flavors: the EQS 450+ and EQS 580. Power ratings will range from 328 hp to 516 hp with the standard models while a more powerful performance-oriented version is scheduled to come at a later time. Torque figures are 419 lb-ft […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Mercedes-AMG outlines E Performance hybrid, all-electric powertrains

Mercedes-AMG has revealed its next-generation of electrified powertrains. Dubbed E Performance, these include a range of hybrid and all-electric powertrains developed in-house. The hybrid systems, which are based on four- and eight-cylinder engines, will be paired to AMG’s latest 4Matic+ AWD system and the Speedshift nine-speed automatic transmission. The lightweight battery is mounted just above […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Mercedes-Benz EQS interior — including Hyperscreen — shown off in all of its glory

The official debut of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS isn’t too far away and the brand has shown off the battery-electric sedan’s interior in all of its screen-packed glory. Mercedes’ new MBUX Hyperscreen dominates the cabin, flaunting one display after another. In total, the whole system covers 56 inches’ worth of curved glass housing three massive […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Mercedes-Benz shows off EQS silhouette in latest teaser

Mercedes-Benz has started to show more details of the EQS ahead of the official reveal in April and it looks like the car has remained true to the concept it’s based on. Two different teaser images appeared on Twitter, one on Mercedes-Benz’s global account and another on parent company Daimler’s. Both show off quite a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Mercedes-Benz EQE to debut in September

The fourth member of Mercedes-Benz’s EQ range is reportedly debuting at the end of the year. Aimed directly at the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S, the Mercedes-Benz EQE will be the last addition to the German brand’s all-electric range for the year. Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kallenius revealed that the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Hello, Mercedes: Spy shots of the Mercedes-Benz EQS and EQ crossover Stateside up close and personal

Soon Mercedes-Benz EQ models will be going on sale in the United States, so the company will likely have to validate and test those vehicles using U.S. roads and utilizing U.S. charging infrastructure. Here we have some shots of Mercedes-Benz doing just that with what appears to be the EQS sedan and the EQ crossover. […]

by Chad Kirchner
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class teased, to offer only electrified powertrains

Mercedes-Benz has teased the next-generation 2022 C-Class and revealed that every powertrain offering will be electrified. This is the first vehicle in the lineup to offer that; however, we don’t know if that includes mild-hybrid applications that use a 48-volt starter generator to smoothen the powerband by filling in torque holes. With the new car […]

by Stefan Ogbac
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Mercedes-Benz EQS prototype put through its paces to highlight powertrain

Development of the Mercedes-Benz EQS continues as the all-electric luxury sedan gets closer to its official debut. This time, Mercedes-Benz has released a video on YouTube highlighting the powertrain motivating what it calls the S-Class of electric vehicles. Built on a dedicated platform for EVs, the Mercedes-Benz EQS is the first one to use that […]

by Stefan Ogbac