Mercedes’ next-gen electric sedan, unveiled in full for the first time this week, offers a detailed look at the company’s vision for future electric vehicles and offers up (at least design-wise) a rebuttal to juggernauts in the EV space like Tesla.
The EQS will also offer the company’s massive 56-inch dash display. The “Hyperscreen” as it’s called is actually three displays meant to look like one seamless screen and is the centerpiece for Mercedes’ next-gen technology suite. If giant displays aren’t your thing, the Hyperscreen is optional, not mandated.
Even the EQS’ doors will make a statement with a feature that allows drivers to summon the flush, retracting door handles at a touch. An added package will also give drivers the option to have the doors open automatically as they approach the EQS. Don’t worry, sensors and cameras are watching to ensure the EQS doesn’t swing a door into a median... or worse, another car.
While a range of 478 miles on one charge would theoretically top Tesla’s Long Range Plus Model S, it’s likely that an official EPA test of the EQS will bring that average down significantly, putting the two EV’s at a more equitable level.