The new Mercedes EQ Concept will likely preview the future electric S-Class.
Mercedes is preparing to unleash plenty of new models at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show including the new 2020 AMG GLB, the EQV electric van, and some new plug-in hybrids. At the show, Mercedes will also introduce a new concept previewing a future member of the electric EQ family that will join the EQC crossover.
A recent teaser released by Mercedes showing the new concept under a sheet suggests it will preview the long-rumored EQS sedan, which will essentially be an electric variant of the next-generation S-Class. After all, Mercedes doesn't want Porsche to hog all the spotlight with the debut of the highly-anticipated Taycan electric sedan. Ahead of the concept's world debut, Mercedes has released new photos giving us a first look inside the EQ Concept's luxury interior.
As we suspected, Mercedes has confirmed the new EQ Concept will be an all-electric four-seater luxury sedan. "The EQ story continues. We're pioneering the future of sustainable modern luxury. See the interior design vision of an all-electric four-seater luxury sedan," Mercedes wrote on Facebook.
The concept's interior looks very spacious, lavish, and futuristic, and gives us an idea of what to expect from Mercedes' future electric flagship. We can also see the sedan has a sloping roofline, which doesn't appear to have compromised the rear legroom. Rear passengers also sit in individual seats that are separated by the center console that runs along the entire length of the cabin.
Elsewhere, a fully digital cluster dominates the dashboard along with a massive touchscreen integrated into the center console to presumably control the infotainment system. There are also separate touchscreens mounted on the doors to provide entertainment for passengers. Chances are the EQ Concept will almost certainly feature autonomous technology. We'll have to wait until next week for the covers to come off the Mercedes EQ Concept at Frankfurt, unless the electric sedan debuts online before then.