It will reportedly be called EQ S, which contrasts with previous reports that Mercedes & # 39; s flagship electric sedan will not be related to the S class. According to the report, the new electric model will deliver an area of over 310 miles based on the WLTP cycle when it goes on sale in 2022, while plug-in hybrid versions of the S-Class will provide a clean electric range of up to 62 miles and have the capability for a variable 4Matic four-wheel drive.
Hybrid versions will be based on Mercedes' last 3.0 liters and 2.9 liters inline six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, as well as AMG-developed 4.0-liter V8. Two electric motors will drive the clean electric EQ, with one on the front axle and the other driving backwards to provide permanent four-wheel drive. In the EQ C SUV, this setup gives 402 hp and 564 lb-ft of torque, but engineers have admitted that EQ S will be even stronger. An AMG performance model is also supposed to evolve over 600 hp.