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Upcoming 2021 Mercedes-AMG EQS: spy shots

Nick Francis

20 May 2021

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A hotter version of the Mercedes-Benz EQS electric saloon has been spotted testing ahead of its expected launch later this year. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

> Fast version of Mercedes EQS spotted testing

> AMG styling cues obvious

> Multiple power outputs expected

> Power could be as much as 751bhp for range-topper model

> Launch expected later this year




2021 Mercedes-AMG EQS: what is it?


The Mercedes-Benz EQS electric saloon has already been launched and now Mercedes-AMG is working on a faster version, or probably multiple faster versions. They will act as rivals to performance EVs like the Tesla Model S Plaid and Porsche Taycan.


Our spy shots reveal a number of AMG styling cues, such as the revised front and back bumpers, bigger vents behind the wheels to allow airflow, and a chunky rear diffuser.


You can also see carbon-ceramic brakes and AMG-branded yellow callipers: some serious stopping hardware which offers a clue as to how powerful this car will be.


Inside, the AMG EQS range is expected to get the same huge 55.5-inch widescreen infotainment system as the standard car, but it will probably get bespoke AMG seats and steering wheel.




2021 Mercedes-AMG EQS: what is it powered by?


Seen here is what’s thought to be the EQS 63 – the range-topper which is rumoured to be getting as much as 751bhp. That’s a crazy amount of power, but Mercedes-Benz has already patented the names for the EQS 53 and 55, which will be slightly less potent.


All models are expected to be all-wheel drive and in the most powerful EQS 63 form the 0-62mph time be well under four seconds. It’s expected the AMG EQS range will use the same dual-motor setup of the regular EQS 580.


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2021 Mercedes-AMG EQS: when will it be on sale?


The finished article is expected to be seen later this year, which means order books could open before the end of 2021 or early 2022.


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2021 Mercedes-AMG EQS: how much will it cost?


Pricing hasn’t even been finalised for the standard EQS yet, but it’s expected to cost around the £90K mark, being a similar size and shape to the £80,000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class only with an electric powertrain, which adds cost. That means the EQS 63 could cost as much as £150,000.


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Nick Francis

20 May 2021