FRANKFURT -- The Mercedes Vision EQS concept showcases the brand's ideas for what a zero-emissions, self-driving luxury sedan could look like in the not-too-distant future.
The Vision EQS was unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show on Tuesday. It is based on a new, scalable EV architecture internally called EVA2. The platform is fully variable in wheelbase and track width to accommodate various vehicle concepts in varying sizes and shapes.
A production EQS would be an electric sibling to the Mercedes S class flagship sedan.
Propelled by an electric motor on each axle that produce together 350 kilowatts of output and an enormous 760 Newton meters of torque, the EQS accelerates fom 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) from a standstill in less than 4.5 seconds.
Mercedes' battery subsidiary Accumotive supplies the 100-kwh pack. The powerplant is large enough to deliver up to 700 km (435 miles) of range on one charge under Europe's WLTP test cycle.
The concept can use the most powerful DC fast charging stations around, replenishing the battery at a rate of 350 kilowatts that takes less than 20 minutes.
The Vision EQS is also capable of Level 3 "hands-of" autonomy for highway driving and can be upgraded to full autonomy with its modular sensor set.