Mercedes-Benz to Introduce 4 New EVs in the U.S. By 2022
German automaker Mercedes-Benz kicked off the New Year on a high note. After introducing its fully-electric EQA crossover in January, the company launched the all-new 2021 Maybach S-Class earlier this month.
For now, the flagship Maybach model is powered by a 4-liter Biturbo V8 motor which churns out 496 horsepower with 516 lb-ft of maximum torque, but in the future the flagship Maybach may get an electrified powertrain.
Mercedes-Benz confirmed that it will electrify several nameplates, including models from its AMG, G-Wagon, and Maybach sub-brands. While we'll probably have to wait longer for these new electric models to hit the road, the automaker divulged that it will introduce four all-electric models in the U.S. market by 2022.
Mercedes plans to introduce two electrified sedans in the U.S. The company has confirmed that its EQS sedan will enter production soon and it is expected to arrive in North America sometime in the fall.
The electric EQS will share its platform with the EQE luxury sedan, which will probably make its debut sometime later this year. The EQS will offer around 400 miles of driving range and will come equipped with the company's new Hyperscreen infotainment system.
The all-electric EQS will be produced out of the company's factory in Sindelfingen, Germany. The deliveries are expected to start sometime in 2022.
The Mercedes Benz EQS will serve as the flagship of the company's new EQ electric sub-brand.
Mercedes will also manufacture EVs out of its U.S. production facilities. In December, the company announced that it will build two battery-powered SUV nameplates at its factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Production of the electric SUVs is scheduled to start in 2022.
The two new SUVs will be based on the company's dedicated Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA platform), which also underpins the EQS and EQE sedans. The SUVs will be offered as high-riding versions of the sedans under the same EQ moniker.
Mercedes-Benz also announced that starting from 2025, it will use its Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture (MMA platform) to produce midsize and compact models.
Mercedes recently started manufacturing its EQA compact SUV in Germany. The car is a battery-only version of the GLA crossover. The company will also start production of the electric EQA for the China market soon.
Unfortunately, its not clear when, or if, EQA will arrive in the U.S. In January, a Mercedes Benz spokesperson told Car and Driver, "At this point the EQA is still being considered for the U.S. market."
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