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Mercedes EQS SUV Debuts As Upcoming Lincoln Aviator EV Rival

Mercedes-Benz is aiming to go all-electric by 2030 and is off to a solid start thus far after recently launching a pair of EV sedans – the EQE and the range-topping EQS. Now, it’s adding a third model to that list, the all-new Mercedes EQS SUV, which is essentially what one might think – an SUV version of the EQS Sedan that shares an identical wheelbase of 126.5 inches, though is a full 8.5 inches taller, with a cargo area in place of a trunk.

On the outside, the Mercedes EQS SUV also looks virtually identical to the EQS Sedan, save for the fact that it’s a high-riding SUV and not a passenger car. Inside the cabin, an optional third row provides seating for up to seven, while up to 31 cubic-feet of cargo space is available behind the second row.

Two versions of the EQS SUV will be available at launch – the rear-wheel drive EQS450+, which uses a single rear-mounted electric motor to generate 355 horsepower and 419 pound-feet of torque, and the EQS580 4Matic SUV, which adds an additional electric motor up front to produce a combined 536 horsepower and 633 pound-feet of torque, which flows to all four wheels.

Those motors are fueled by a 107.8 kWh battery, though no range figures are available yet. However, Mercedes says the EQS SUV will be able to use its 9.6 kW onboard charger to fuel up at speeds of up to 200 kW on a DC fast charger, which can take its battery from a 10 percent state of charge to 80 percent in 31 minutes.

Pricing for the new Mercedes EQS SUV hasn’t yet been announced, though it should be a bit more expensive than the EQS Sedan, which starts out at a little over $100k. However, it will arrive quite a bit sooner than one of its forthcoming rivals – the Lincoln Aviator EV – which was originally expected to launch in 2023, but has since been pushed back to 2024 as Ford’s luxury arm prepares to go fully electrified by 2027.

We’ll have more on everything Ford and Lincoln’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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