Mercedes-AMG Shows Off New EQS Electric Performance Car
At the 2021 IAA Mobility show in Munich, Germany, AMG, the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, announced its first all-electric performance sedan. A follow-up to the flagship Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS shows just how exciting the electrified future is shaping up to be.
The AMG EQS has two electric motors, one at the front axle and one at the rear. Together, the create a standard AMG Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system while generating a total output of 649 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. The car also gets an AMG Dynamic Plus package, which allows it to briefly produce an increased maximum output of 751 horsepower and 752 pound-feet of torque while using the Race Start mode with boost function.
Power for the electric motors comes from a 107.8-kWh battery, which features a reduced cobalt content of just 10%. The battery and battery management system have been specially configured for AMG and feature a higher energy density and higher charging capacity. Using a DC fast charging station, you can recoup 300 kilometers (around 186 miles) of WLTP-rated range in just 19 minutes. If the driver activates the car’s intelligent navigation system, the battery management system will preheat or pre-cool the system to reach the ideal temperature for fast charging upon arrival at the charging location.
Like the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe setup, the AMG EQS comes standard with an air suspension system that uses two pressure relief valves that allow drivers to adjust damping force with a high degree of precision. One valve controls rebound damping, which is the force generated when the wheel rebounds, and the other controls damping when the wheel compresses. Since the two stages operate independently, AMG says the suspension system can deliver better comfort while giving the car sporty handling and driving dynamics.
Since Mercedes-AMG can’t rely on a roaring V6 or V8 engine to provide the car’s soundtrack, it has created a sound system that uses unique loudspeakers, subwoofers, and a sound generator. The “AMG Sound Experience” operates in two modes, which include Authentic and Performance. The system generates sound inside and outside the vehicle, which AMG says has “a tonality and intensity of match the current driving status, the selected mode, or the driver’s preference.”
Mercedes-Benz is the source of information for this article. It was accurate on September 7, 2021, but it may have changed since that date.