By B. O’Hare
We’re just over two weeks away from the full unveil of the Mercedes EQS, and as well as an early interior look Merc has now provided official range and drag coefficient figures before the exterior of the production car is shown.
When the concept version of the Mercedes EQS was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2019, Merc promised a 435 mile WLTP range. As the EQS got closer to production, they began suggesting range would be “more than 435 miles per charge”. Well now we know exactly what it is – 478 miles WLTP. A remarkable figure, the EQS actually has more range than a number of ICE vehicles in the luxury sedan segment. How does it achieve this fantastic range? Well, through combining a 108kWh battery pack (available in the top-of-the-line EQS) with breath-taking aerodynamics.
The Mercedes EQS will, simply put, be the most aerodynamic production car ever when with a drag coefficient of 0.20. Thanks to its swooped design, it will manage an impressive energy efficiency of 4mi/kWh too. This will technically be beaten by the Aptera 3 with its 0.13 Drag Coefficient, but that won’t be going into production until after the EQS has hit the market.
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