Whenever Mercedes-Benz unleashes a new S-Class, the entire automotive industry watches in anticipation. With the impending debut of its 2022 EQS all-electric luxury sedan, meanwhile, the stakes are even higher. All eyes are on the three-pointed star to see if its newest EV can truly redefine the standards of luxury and performance in electric vehicles, and there’s plenty at stake either way.
As I planted myself in the driver’s seat, what I can only describe as a sensation of ‘seamlessness’ washed over my senses. The automatic doors are a nice touch, too, adding a sense of occasion that even the current S-Class doesn’t match. My colleagues in the auto press generally consider the 2022 EQS to be an all-electric version of the S-Class, but the reality is that the former is an entirely different car.
The cab-forward design is made possible by the absence of an internal combustion motor, but