Hot on the heels of the Mercedes-Benz EQS debut, we're getting a chance to see how the high-tech, electric saloon looks on the road. Judging by the exit signs in the background, this one is driving around Orange County, California, which puts it near the automaker's research and development centre on Long Beach, CA.
This one wears a monochromatic silver body, rather than the two-tone exterior from the official press photos. Bits of black trim and matching wheels add some contrast to the exterior. Most of the video captures the EQS from the back and shows the full-width taillights shining through the dark. The Mercedes is easily visible on the road.
Gallery: 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS
The glimpse at the front showcases the bright headlights and the LED strip that follows the edge of the bonnet. It's a distinctive face.
There's a longer-distance view of the EQS from the side that provides a look into the cabin. The Hyperscreen display is clearly visible, and it raises a question about the vehicle. When driving at night, the bright screens seem like they could pose a distracted driving risk. Although, we can't know for sure until there's an opportunity to take an extended drive in the electric saloon.
The EQS will launch in two trim levels. The entry-level EQS 450+ has 329 bhp and 406 lb-ft of torque from a single, rear-mounted electric motor. The EQS 580 4MATIC has a total of 516 bhp and 611 lb-ft from an electric motor on each axle. Both models have a 108.7-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. EPA-range estimates are not yet available.