Mercedes-Benz will soon be launching the first production vehicle with its new battery-powered sub-brand EQ. For what follows, expect something big – literally.
Mercedes-Benz will be reporting a full-size luxury sedan as part of its EQ-Sub brand, Autocar quoted a conversation with Michael Kelz, manager of the automaker's large car portfolio. It will probably carry the name EQ S, where EQ denotes its EV status and S its size relative to the rest of the lineup.
It will be separate from the standard S-Class, which is expected to begin with a New Generation in 2020, the same year that Mercedes will debut the EQ S. The two cars are reported to be built on separate platforms, with the EQ S relying on an EV-specific chassis to accommodate large batteries.
If you're not a fan of waiting, Mercedes-EQ has at least a debut up its sleeve before the EQ S takes cover. It is believed that thewill be the first vehicle to officially join the Mercedes EQ series, and it should debut by the end of the year. The automaker also has a that could also make it to production.
The company plans to launch a variety of electrified vehicles over the next five years. It also tends to plunge into mellow hybrids offering short hits of electricity for extended start-stop systems and small boosts of power to help set turbo-lag. This system appeared on the newwith its EQ Boost system offering additional 21