Video: The Controlled Rear Wheels Of The Mercedes-Benz EQS Crossover Were Filmed
The authors of the CarSpyMedi Youtube channel published a video of the tests of the electric premium SUV Mercedes-Benz EQS on public roads in Germany. In one of the episodes of the video, it is clearly seen that the off-road vehicle is equipped with a fully-controlled chassis.
- The operator managed to capture on video the moment when the crossover was forced to turn around in a small section of the territory adjacent to the road. In this situation, the steered rear wheels were involved: they turn in the opposite direction to the front ones, reducing the turning radius.
- Most likely, for an electric novelty, this system will be borrowed from the new generation of the S-class sedan (W223). On a four-door, the rear wheels can be turned up to 10 degrees, making the turning circle for a vehicle over 5 meters in length only 10.9 meters. According to Mercedes, the use of steerable rear wheels can reduce this figure by 1.9 meters.
For the first time, Mercedes-Benz officially announced its intention to release not only a passenger EQS, but also a crossover on the same base about a month ago. Both models will be built on a completely new platform, but they will appear on the market with a difference in the year. The platform will debut on the EQS liftback, which will be unveiled next year, with a crossover expected towards the end of 2022. The characteristics of future new products have not yet been named, but it is already known that the EQS will be able to travel up to 700 kilometers without recharging.
- In addition to the flagship electric cars, Mercedes-Benz will soon have more compact ones: these are the EQ and EQB crossovers, as well as an electric alternative to the E-class with the EQE designation. The possibility of entering the market of a G-class SUV with an electric motor is also not excluded.