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Mercedez Benz News EQS and S-Class to Live Side by Side


Drew Dowdell

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The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS concept is a sneak peak at a future EQS luxury sedan that is completely electric and sits at the top of the Benz lineup before hitting Maybach.  The EQS however won't be replacing the S-Class, but instead sharing the pedestal with it. 

The production version of the EQS likely won't arrive till 2021 as a 2022 model year.  In the meantime, a new S-Class is expected possibly at next year's Geneva Auto Show with sales beginning for the 2021 model year.  While the next generation S-Class will be available with some sort of hybrid power, a fully electric version of the car is off the table for now, diverting all of the EV attention to the EQS. Further differentiation will happen with the EQS taking a more futuristic look while the S-Class retains its more stately gravitas.

This two model strategy will continue for the main meat of the Mercedes-Benz lineup with an EQ model equivalent being available next to its conventionally powered counterpart with the EQC being the first to enter the fray.


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HELLO MB, Are you STUPID or What? Main crowd wants electric that blends in, not stands out and this would appear to be a lets make it looks weird and stand out so we do not sell any as we want to be the pollution auto of the 21st century!

This tells me MB is not as serious about electrics as others. Again, so much for the Best or nothing, NOTHING it is!

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1 hour ago, dfelt said:

HELLO MB, Are you STUPID or What? Main crowd wants electric that blends in, not stands out and this would appear to be a lets make it looks weird and stand out so we do not sell any as we want to be the pollution auto of the 21st century!

This tells me MB is not as serious about electrics as others. Again, so much for the Best or nothing, NOTHING it is!

I think this is a good way to get their feet wet. They don't want to risk the sales of their existing product, but they still want to offer electrics. They have the budget to do both, so why not?

girl why dont we have both GIF

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Both is better.  People wanted to jump on Mercedes for cutting models.  When really they are cutting dead weight like the SLC, as well as some possible redundancy like E-class and S-class convertible when we already have SL and AMG GT convertibles.  They are trimming body styles not model lines.

And in 2020 they are launching GLB, EQ C, EQ S,  and EQ A won’t be far behind.  They are still adding model lines.  And yes the S-class coupe may die since there isn’t a lot of demand for big coupes but a Maybach GLS is going on sale next year because SUVs are red hot. 

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3 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I think this is a good way to get their feet wet. They don't want to risk the sales of their existing product, but they still want to offer electrics. They have the budget to do both, so why not?

Do they still have the budget tho? More cuts are sure to come as Germany & mercedes' largest market China possibly see further contractions. At least; that's what some people are saying.

Splitting the line into an IC and E versions only broadcasts that Daimler isn't serious about taking Tesla on at all.
 

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Seems Benz is rolling out the info, pictures and videos on all things Hybrid and EV.

https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko.xhtml?oid=44347800&relId=1001&resultInfoTypeId=172&ls=L2VuL2luc3RhbmNlL2tvLnhodG1sP29pZD00ODM2MjU4JnJlbElkPTYwODI5JmZyb21PaWQ9NDgzNjI1OCZib3JkZXJzPXRydWUmcmVzdWx0SW5mb1R5cGVJZD00MDYyNiZ2aWV3VHlwZT10aHVtYnM!&rs=4#toRelation

So this shows their family being 10 Plug-in Hybrids now. Lots of details released in the last 24hrs.

https://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko/Start.xhtml?oid=4836258

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Common thread I am seeing in all 10 Hybrids is their 2ft wide by 10 inch high or what seems like that big dash screen.

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