With the new EQS 53 4MATIC+ Mercedes-AMG is embarking on the all-electric future of Driving Performance. The first battery-electric AMG production model is based on the Mercedes EQ architecture for luxury and executive-class vehicles. It thus fits seamlessly into the Group-wide electric strategy. The luxury saloon with an output of up to 560 kW has been newly developed or refined in Affalterbach in all performance-related areas. It impresses with brand-specific features wherever the customer can experience them directly: from the technology to the exterior/interior design and the emotive vehicle sound. At the heart of the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ is its performance-oriented drive concept with two motors. The powerful electric powertrain with one motor each at the front and rear axles has fully-variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, which optimally transmits the drive power to the asphalt in all driving conditions. The basic version achieves a maximum total output of 484 kW (658 hp), with a maximum motor torque of 950 Nm. With the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package, which is available as an option, the maximum output increases to up to 560 kW (761 hp) in RACE START mode with boost function. The maximum motor torque is then up to 1020 Nm.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class - The Success Story - Best Seller for Many Years
The C-Class has been Mercedes-Benz's highest-volume model series over the past decade. Since the introduction of the still current generation in 2014, over 2.5 million units of the sedan and the Estate have been sold. China has been the largest sales market for the C-Class sedan since 2016. In addition, the USA, Germany and the UK have been the best-selling markets for the C-Class sedan and the station wagon over the past ten years. In 2020, the C-Class sedan and the station wagon were delivered to customers in more than 100 markets around the globe. In Germany, by the way, two out of three C-Classes are Estate models. The success story of the C-Class began in 1982, when the Mercedes-Benz Type 190 was introduced as a mid-size vehicle. As it was the smallest vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz model range at the time, it quickly received the nickname "Baby Benz". It is not only with combustion engines - such as the sporty 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution with four-valve engine - that Mercedes-Benz continues to make its mark. In 1990, for example, an experimental car based on the 201 series was presented at the Innovation Market at the Hanover Fair and in 1991 at the Geneva Motor Show in the form of the 190 E Electric. Two permanent-magnet electric motors, each with an output of 16 kW (21 hp) and fed from sodium-nickel chloride batteries, drive one rear wheel each.
Top marks for the new Renault Megane E-TECH Electric: the all-electric newcomer is the brand’s 25th model to secure five stars in the independent Euro NCAP crash test. The Megane E-TECH Electric achieves top ratings for adult and child protection as well as for pedestrian safety and the equipment with driver assistance systems. The newly developed CMF-EV platform for electric vehicles forms the basis for the high level of safety. Even the entry-level version of the new Megane E-TECH Electric has a large number of safety-related assistance systems: in addition to lane departure warning and safety distance warning, the vehicle is equipped with emergency brake assistant, drowsiness warning and traffic sign recognition with speed adjustment. The active emergency lane departure warning system, which is also available as standard, uses the front camera and front radar to detect the risk of a frontal collision with an oncoming vehicle at speeds above 65 km/h if the driver is about to overtake. The system also registers when the vehicle threatens to leave the road. In both cases, the active emergency lane departure warning system warns the driver with a visual warning signal and intervenes in the steering if necessary. Also new at Renault is the reversing emergency brake assistant, which is able to recognize pedestrians when reversing, for example, and carry out emergency braking if necessary.
Conceived from the outset for purely electric mobility, the iX sees BMW redefining the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. With its completely newly developed, precise and minimalist design, the BMW iX is the first representative of a trailblazing generation of cars poised to redefine the driving experience, the feeling of space inside and the relationship between vehicles and those on board. The BMW iX harnesses the latest innovations in the fields of electrification, automated driving and connectivity to deliver a mobility experience which puts people more than ever at its heart. To this end, its design has been developed from the inside out. The BMW iX has been created to provide quality of life and wellbeing for drivers and passengers. The clear and minimalist design of its exterior showcases a new form of mobility geared squarely to the needs of the vehicle’s occupants. Its interior offers those on board innovative options for using the time during a journey – and enjoying relaxation, safety, security, and a new form of luxury in the process.