OverviewThe 15 biggest innovations"The EQS is a milestone on the road to CO2 neutrality"Interesting facts & figures"Linking intelligence and emotion"Interesting facts & figuresThe transformers: thinking of tomorrow todayInnovative aesthetics in unmistakable purpose designEmbarking on the new era of purpose designExperience for all the sensesHere comes the new world record holderGentleperson of the new schoolNo cable reaches this farThe whispering class for the earsPowerful cell chemistry meets intelligent softwareFurther reducing the carbon footprint with green powerAlways connectedBecause the shortest route is not always the fastestActivating new functions after buying a new carConsistent digitisation and borrowings from interior design"The MBUX Hyperscreen is both the brain and nervous system of the car"Zero-layer design: the most important thing is now only one click awayWelcome to the big in-car showBetween comfortable tranquillity and an interactive, sensuous sound experienceQuick learner thanks to AIHEPA filter against airborne pollutantsAcoustic oases with summer rain, seagull sounds and rustling leavesHe who calls for silenceEfficient use of waste heat from the powertrainVirtual surround sound and extensive sound personalisationEmotive animations, colour feedback and additional visual warningsGreat suspension and ride comfort paired with high driving dynamicsThe rear wheels also steer as standardHigh-resolution light projection with innovative assistance functionsIntelligent support while drivingEasy entry into confined parking spaces and narrow entrancesUse your time in the car more effectively and conveniently have it manoeuvre into and out of parking spacesAccident protection is not a question of the powertrain conceptDeveloped with software from the film and gaming industryHigh level of protection against high voltagesTechnical data[1]

The new EQS: the exterior design

Jul 24, 2021

The EQS is the first all-electric premium saloon from Mercedes-EQ. The innovative and holistic design is based on a new vehicle architecture. It differs from vehicles with internal combustion engines at first glance: highest demands on function and aerodynamics are combined with innovative aesthetics in the unmistakable purpose design. Sensual Purity is reflected in generously modelled surfaces, reduced joints and seamless transitions (seamless design).

The sporty, low and slim front of the EQS forms a coupé-like silhouette with a bow (one bow) stretched tightly over the greenhouse. The A-pillar, which has been moved far forward, and the C-pillar at the rear generate space for a generous passenger compartment. Unique in this segment is the cab-forward design: the overhangs and the front-end assembly are short, the rear is smoothly rounded. The flush-positioned wheels measuring just under 75 cm in size and ranging from 19 to 22 inches, give the EQS a sporty character in concert with a muscular shoulder section.

The design philosophy of Sensual Purity is implemented with the clear, generous and surface-emphasising modelling. Seamless design is realised with reduced lines, precise joints and flowing transitions. Aerodynamics combined with formal aesthetic appeal. The detailed design expresses innovation and exclusivity.

Black Panel front with Mercedes-Benz pattern on request
The front is combined into a 'Black Panel' unit. Innovative headlights connected by a light band and the deep black radiator grille (Black Panel) form the distinctive face. This makes the EQS the model for a new luxury-class generation from Mercedes-EQ. Three light dots, combined with the characteristic Mercedes eyebrow, form the striking daytime running light signet. LED High Performance headlamps are standard, DIGITAL LIGHT is available as an optional extra.

The exclusive look of the Black Panel radiator grille with central Mercedes star can be enhanced still further: in conjunction with AMG Line exterior or Electric Art exterior, they are also available as an optional extra with the Mercedes-Benz pattern, a three-dimensional star pattern. This references the original star of the Daimler-Motorengesellschaft company, which was registered as a trademark in 1911. In addition to its unique look, there is also a function behind the Black Panel surface: the various sensors of the driver assistance systems such as ultrasound, camera, radar and lidar (laser) are integrated there. The seamless design is reflected in the front-end design in particular. Examples include the reduced gap dimensions and overlapping bonnet. The latter does away with the traditional divide between bonnet and wings.

Striking one-bow line
The aerodynamic silhouette with frameless, coupé-like doors and the high, arched beltline are independent design elements in the profile. The exterior mirrors sit on the beltline and are aerodynamically and aero-acoustically optimised. Chrome accents highlight design focal points like the one-bow line of the window graphics. High-quality painted contrasting surfaces can be found in the lower area of the vehicle.

Flush door handles are standard on all models. A panoramic sunroof is available as an option. It consists of two modules that together form a large glass surface and thus provide a lot of transparency and light in the interior.

The service flap for wiper fluid was integrated into the side of the left wing. The bonnet is only opened by the specialist workshop for maintenance work, such as replacing the interior air filter.

Light band with LED lamps in 3D helix design
The round, coupé-like rear end is sensuously designed. In contrast to this is the rear spoiler with a sharp spoiler lip. The flush tailgate was integrated almost seamlessly with precise gaps. The rear camera is hidden behind the star, protected from dirt. The highlight at the rear are the innovatively designed LED lamps: Their insides have the shape of a curved and illuminated 3D helix. As at the front, the EQS also has a continuous light band at the rear - a distinguishing feature of Mercedes-EQ vehicles.

Paintwork with high-quality effect pigments
The EQ-specific exterior paints sodalite blue metallic and velvet brown metallic emphasise the one-bow line and give the EQS a dynamic appearance thanks to eye-catching pigments.

Here are the most important differences between the design and equipment lines:


Standard equipment exterior

AMG Line exterior

Electric Art exterior

Front apron

With upper trim strip in chrome and lower trim strip in black

AMG-specific front bumper with A-wing in high-gloss black and chrome trim, front splitter in high-gloss chrome and flics and fins on the left and right air intakes in high-gloss black with chrome trim[1]

With trim elements in the upper and lower part in chrome[2]

Rear apron

With trim element in silver chrome

AMG-specific rear apron with diffuser-look insert in high-gloss black, double trim strip in chrome and flics on the left and right air outlets in black[3]

Painted in vehicle colour with lower part in graphite grey metallic and chrome trim elements[4]

Side sills

Painted high-gloss black with trim insert in silver

Painted high-gloss black with door trim strips in chrome

Painted graphite grey metallic with chrome trim insert


48.3 cm (19-inch) multi-spoke light-alloy wheels, aerodynamically optimised, painted black with high-sheen finish

48.3 cm (19-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels in a

5-spoke design painted in vanadium silver with aero elements in matt tantalite grey or 50.8 cm (20-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels in a

5-spoke design in black with aero elements in matt tantalite grey

50.8 cm (20-inch) light-alloy wheels in a

5-spoke design, aerodynamically optimised, painted in black with a high-sheen finish

[1] With Night Package: A-Wing trim, front splitter and horizontal fins in the outer air intakes in black chrome

[2] With Night Package: Upper and lower trim element of the front apron in black chrome

[3] With Night Package: Decorative element with two louvres on the rear apron in black chrome

[4] With Night Package: Decorative element with two louvres on the rear apron in black chrome