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Mercedes just confirmed they will be revealing the production EQS at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

To get your hands on this electrified S-Class will require waiting till late 2021 when they finally show up at local dealers.

Till then, here are the details on its upcoming debut as reported by autoexpress:

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Mercedes has confirmed its S-Class-sized, all-electric saloon will debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, before going on sale in 2022

Mercedes has released a new design sketch of the S-Class-sized, pure-electric EQS saloon across its social media channels, confirming its launch at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. When it reaches production in 2022, it will be the flagship model in Mercedes’s forthcoming range of 10 all-electric passenger cars.

Our previous spy shots confirm that the EQS is already well into its development phase, although Mercedes is likely to unveil the saloon as a concept, rather than near-production model. The EQS will join the existing EQC SUV, the forthcoming EQA hatchback and the EQV MPV, the latter of which will also be unveiled at Frankfurt.

While the EQC uses an adapted version of the platform which underpins the conventionally powered GLC SUV, the EQS will be one of the first Mercedes vehicles built on the brand’s modular all-electric platform, currently under development in Stuttgart. The next-generation underpinnings use a mixture of steel, aluminium and carbon fibre in their construction. The platform is also scalable, making its suitable for a wide range of models.

Earlier in 2019, a high-ranking Mercedes insider told Auto Express about the new toolkit: “It’s a fully dedicated electric-vehicle platform. It’s designed for larger cars and SUVs. How many models do we put on that? Maybe five body styles.”

Our source also revealed that the new platform doesn’t require a separate production line. As such, the EQS will be built alongside the next-generation S-Class at Mercedes’s new “Factory 56” in Stuttgart to help keep costs down. Our source added: “Customer demand in three to five years is somewhat difficult to predict – that’s why we want flexibility.”

The EQS name has been trademarked extensively. Mercedes has already made a claim on a wide line-up of variants, ranging from EQS 350 to EQS 600, hinting at a broad line-up of range and power outputs.

Our spied prototype, spotted testing in Germany, looks similar in size and shape to the Mercedes CLS coupé, sharing its sharply tapering rear end and low roofline. Its overhangs are noticeably short, while the EQS looks set to take advantage of Mercedes’s new EV platform by pushing the wheels far into each corner of the car, maximising interior space.

The new saloon will likely borrow its electric motors from the EQC, creating a four-wheel-drive set-up, with a motor on each axle and a power output in excess of 400bhp. However, the new platform should mean there’s more space to fit a larger-capacity battery pack than the 80kWh unit used in the SUV.
 
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