We now know the debut dates of the Mercedes EQS, new C-Class, SL, and more.
This week saw the world debut of the Mercedes EQA, the latest model to join the German automaker's electric EQ family. Mercedes' answer to the Tesla Model Y boasts over 300 miles of range, the latest Mercedes-Benz User Experience, tech, and an electric motor generating 187 horsepower and 276 lb-ft of torque in the entry-level EQA 250.
The EQA is the first of several new electric models Mercedes will launch within the next few years including the Mercedes EQS flagship electric sedan. Thanks to a leaked photo uploaded online by an anonymous source, we can see Mercedes' planned model rollout that shows exactly when the EQS and six other models will debut and go on sale.
Mercedes has already confirmed the EQA will initially launch in Germany this spring, but the leak lists the electric crossover with a more specific March 2021 launch date. The EQS, on the other hand, will allegedly debut on April 27, 2021, before going on sale in June this year.
Inspired by the Vision EQS Concept that debuted back at Geneva back in 2019, the EQS will be the electric equivalent of the new S-Class and is expected to use a dual electric motor setup producing around 469 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque and offer an WLTP range of over 435 miles. Several combustion-powered models are also shown.
Recent prototypes of the new Mercedes C-Class look production-ready. According to the leaked image the debut will take place on March 31. Sales will then commence in June this year. This will be followed by the debut of the upcoming CLS Facelift in April before it goes on sale in July. A new variant of the Mercedes S-Class will also debut in May and go on sale in June according to the leak.
The Z223 model code refers to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, so this will likely be an even more luxurious or powerful variant. A facelift version of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S will allegedly debut in May and go on sale in August. Further ahead, the long-awaited next-generation Mercedes SL will debut in Q4 2021 and go on sale in Q1 2022.
Clearly, 2021 is going to be a very busy year for new Mercedes product reveals.