Mercedes to Launch all-electric S-Class in 2020

Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been known for being one of the most luxurious saloons the world has ever seen.

Now though, with the widespread talks over electric mobility, the German company is working on an all-electric equivalent of its flagship saloon car – the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Once launched, it will rival the upcoming zero-emissions Jaguar XJ and next-generation electric Audi A8, however, unlike the two it will not be a variant of the S-Class.

It will be a completely new model that will join the EQ range. Mercedes-Benz trademarked several names last year under the EQ brand, including the EQ S, which will be the name for the S-Class’ electric counterpart.

The electric saloon will use a new modular architecture called MEA. Mercedes-Benz S-Class’ platform called MRA can only allow a plug-in hybrid layout and cannot accommodate pure electric powertrain.

So far, there are no details on the new Mercedes-Benz EQ S’ performance, but it is likely to come with two electric motors powering all four wheels, with a possible range of about 600 km.