2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS will get 350-mile EPA estimated vary

350-miles is kind of nice, however we had been anticipating rather more.

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All via my to start out with spin within the production-spec 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS on California streets this 7 days, I spotted what the electrical powered sedan is prefer to push and the official estimated range motorists within the US can assume from Benz’s silent, luxurious flagship. Mercedes reported at a meeting in Silicon Valley this week that the rear-wheel journey EQS450 As well as could have an EPA approximated range of 350 miles, though the dual-motor EQS580 4Matic drops to 340 miles approximated for each cost.

When the EQS debuted in April 2021, the automaker boasted of the slippery sedan’s utmost selection throughout 485 miles on the European WLTP testing cycle. We understood that amount would drop after set via the US EPA’s fewer beneficiant assessments, however I used to be anticipating some factor throughout the 400-mile mark. The announcement of 340-350 miles has nonetheless left me pondering: What transpired?

Each EQS configurations facet the exact same 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and the equivalent 329 horsepower electrical powered motor on the rear axle, spinning the wheels with a beneficiant 419 pound-ft of torque. Despite the fact that the EQS450 Plus stops there, the EQS580 4Matic gives a subsequent, smaller motor to the doorway axle for a grand general of 560 hp and 631 lb-ft of all-wheel pushed torque.

The change in choice from the 2 comes partly from the surplus motor and partially from the 2 specs’ normal wheels — 20-inches for the EQS450 and 21s on the EQS580 — however the twin-motor mannequin retains the hole slender because of its amplified regenerative braking potential and intelligent use of its motors. Round city within the 580, it wasn’t uncommon to look at the Hyperscreen’s particulars show display and see it working in pure front-wheel push at low speeds.

Specified the aerodynamics and the dimension of the battery, the EPA’s believed range seems conservative, nevertheless it jogs my memory of Roadshow’s encounters with the EQS’ sportier rivals, the Porsche Taycan and Audi E-Tron GT. Now we have been able to handily defeat the EPA’s conservative scores for these motor automobiles, so maybe prolonged testing of the Benz may even see it exceed expectations?

I’m proceed to prepared on a much more granular breakdown from the EPA of the EQS’ six totally different configurations. For now, Tesla’s 405-mile Design S Prolonged Differ remains to be the gold-typical when it’ll come to EPA range — on the very least, until that 520-mile Lucid Air will get right here.