Mercedes’ new EQ brand, destined for electrified vehicles, is expected to house an EQ S in 2020 which will be no more than an electric version of the S-Class limousine. The German brand could then be the first of the three major premium manufacturers to launch this model. type of car on the market.
For now, premium brands do not have electric limousines in their catalog.But things are clarifying.Porsche ispreparing a Mission E that will see the light of day in the coming months, and atMercedes, this car will be launched under the name EQ, which includes, it is recalled, all electrified vehicles coming to the manufacturer at the star.
After the compact sedan EQ A and the SUV EQ C coming soon, here is a third model confirmed by the project manager of large vehicles at Mercedes, Michael Kelz.The man announces an electric car “the level of theS-Class“, but it will not be a modified S-Class to receive an electric motor.
Mercedes specifies that it will be a model in its own right, proposed in parallel with the historic limousine.We must therefore expect a very specific design for this car that will have, in front of it, the next Mission E Porsche.
For the moment, despite recent renewals, total electrification is non-existent in the limo segment.Audi is currently betting on a 48V microhybridtion, BMW has a new Series 7 plug-in hybrid with a four-cylinder petrol and Mercedes is currently offering a plug-in V6 gasoline-powered hybrid S-Class.