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Two new Mercedes models promise cutting-edge tech and impressive electric performance

Mercedes-Benz have unveiled two brand new electric cars as the German manufacturer further expands their electric line-up with new levels of comfort, technology, and performance.

There is now even more choice for those looking to get behind the wheel of an electric vehicle, with Mercedes EQA and Mercedes EQC lease deals proving to be popular choices for motorists.

Now both the EQS and EQB offer some of the best comfort levels in their class, with electric ranges that will compete with the very best.

Let’s take a look at what makes them so special.

Mercedes-Benz EQS parked

Mercedes-Benz EQS

With the EQS model, the German carmaker has created an electric alternative to the beautiful Mercedes S-Class and it hits the market as a rival to the Tesla Model S. 

It launches with two models, the EQS 450+ and the 580 4Matic, with a choice of 90kWh and 108kwH batteries. 

The EQS shares the same good looks as its combustion-engine alternative but offers a whopping claimed range of 478 miles, which is 66 miles more than Long Range variants of the Tesla Model S.

The impressive performance figures continue beyond the range. The 580 model produces 523hp and 855Nm of torque, and through a 200kWh charger, the EQS can recoup 186 miles in just 15 minutes. 

Visually, the EQS looks very similar to the S-Class through its long body and sloping lines. It comes with quite a low nose that leads into a large and eye-catching front grille that is loaded with Mercedes branding.

EQS Interior

The interior of the EQS is dominated by the large centre console and three sizeable touchscreens that complete a tech-filled cabin. Just like the S-Class, it looks incredibly luxurious, practical and spacious.

Filled with advanced technology and beautiful ambient lighting that is comprised of around 190 LEDs, few electric cars will be able to match the comfort levels on offer in the EQS.

The third touchscreen can be operated by the passenger simultaneously, with access to their own ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control.

If you want to add a sense of luxury to your daily drive, one of the more advanced optional extras to consider on your next Mercedes lease is their Comfort Doors. 

You can create your very own chauffeur, with all four doors having the capability to automatically open as you approach the vehicle and close once you are inside with a simple touch of the brake pedal.

The combination of electric performance and effortless luxury is exactly what we have come to expect from Mercedes in recent years and the EQS promises to be a serious rival to the Model S.

Mercedes-Benz EQB parked by ocean

Mercedes-Benz EQB

The EQB is Mercedes’ electric alternative to the GLB and it rivals the Tesla Model X as one of the few seven-seater electric SUVs available. 

It sits on the same platform as the GLB and visually looks very similar, with some hints of electric branding that separate it from the latter. Like the EQS, the EQB also features a long rear light strip that runs across the body of the car.

Full details of the Mercedes EQB have not yet been revealed. Various models are expected to hit the global market over the next few years, including an already confirmed long-range model, as well as front and all-wheel-drive variants.

The first model to hit the UK roads is expected to be the EQB 350 4Matic, which offers up to 288hp and a claimed range of 250 miles with batteries starting from 66.5kWh.  

EQB Interior

The EQB shares the same levels of practicality as the Mercedes GLB, with an adjustable second row that will allow for various seat configurations, as well as the potential to create up to 1710L of storage space.

No prices for either of the two models have been confirmed at the time of writing, though the EQB is poised to hit the UK market later this year. 

One thing is for sure, the combination of state-of-the-art luxury, impressive electric range and a quality infotainment system will ensure that both of these electric Mercedes-Benz models will be in high demand.

Until these arrive, you could consider a Mercedes A-Class lease or one of their current electric and hybrid models. 

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