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Mercedes at the IAA 2021: all the premieres, all the innovations

At the IAA in Munich, Mercedes is presenting a whole host of innovations, including officially five all-electric models.

We're already showing you what the Stuttgarters are announcing in a very cryptic way and are showing you specifically what's rolling onto the stage in Munich.

Mercedes EQE

As the first of the five electric models, the Mercedes EQE is in the limelight for the first time. The business sedan will be launched in 2021 and is based on the EQS already presented. However, the Mercedes EQE only starts with the smaller 90 kWh battery, so the range should be around 650 kilometers.

The four-wheel drive (internally called V295) is driven by an electric motor on each axle, together they result in a system output of 400 hp and deliver a maximum torque of 750 Nm. The rear wheels steer as standard up to an angle of up to 4.5 degrees. Optionally, a larger angle of up to ten degrees can be unlocked via OTA update.

For the interior, Mercedes offers the well-known hyperscreen interior in the EQE for an additional charge. It consists of three displays behind a curved real glass band with force feedback.

Mercedes-Maybach EQS

The two sub-brands AMG and Maybach are also taking the electric route. At the IAA 2021, the EQS can be seen for the first time as an SUV in Maybach trim, still as a study. But the raised EQS should be close to series production and has a special Maybach grille, a two-tone paint finish, various Maybach logos and exclusive rims.

Everything in the interior is designed for luxury: Fine materials, lounge seats in the rear and the option for hardcore customization round off the standard Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV . Incidentally, the sedan also receives the Maybach treatment, but is not available as a model at the IAA.

Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4-Matic

AMG shows its version of the EQS here. In 2022, the sporty e-limo will appear in dealer showrooms as the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4-Matic. However, this is not yet the over-EQS from Affalterbach, which will deliver 760 hp as a 1963 model. Instead, the IAA-EQS ranks above the 523 hp EQS 580.

Nevertheless, the 53 EQS presents itself with an AMG front mask, a small rear spoiler and new aprons. One or the other AMG signet should also adorn the body.

Smart SUV

And it goes on in terms of electromobility: Smart allows a complete look at the new model for the first time. However, the SUV developed in cooperation with the Chinese car manufacturer and Daimler shareholder Geely can only be seen as a study in Munich. The smart SUV is based on the SEA high-tech platform and is designed as a five-seater.

It is powered by a rear engine with 250 hp and, thanks to the 70 kWh battery, should enable a range of around 500 kilometers (NEDC). From 2022, the study will then become a production model.

Mercedes EQB

As the fifth electric model, Mercedes is rolling out the Mercedes EQB to the IAA stand. The compact SUV was shown at the Shanghai Auto Show in mid-April and is celebrating its European premiere at the IAA. The model will then come to dealers in Germany from the end of 2021. The prices are not fixed yet.

Mercedes EQG

This officially covers the five electric models from Mercedes. If there weren't another model that definitely has the potential for an IAA premiere. Because rumor has it that the Mercedes EQG, i.e. the electric G-Class, will also celebrate its world premiere as a concept car. Read more by following the link.

Mercedes C-Class All Terrain

But the Swabian car manufacturer will also be presenting non-electric products from September 7th in Munich. The C-Class still lacks the all-terrain model, which has not previously existed in the model series. The model gets a specific grille with crossbars and the central star in the grille. The wheel arches, sills and the lower parts of the aprons are black or have plastic paneling. Technically, the robust C-Class is equipped with 4-Matic all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering.

Mercedes S680 Guard

And the S-Class is still missing something - for a very special "target" group: The armored version for heads of state, politicians and VIPs. The 4.2-tonne S 680 Guard with V12 biturbo can even withstand hand grenades thanks to the VR10 protection class. It's coming back as a Kangoo-based co-op model. "The new Citan will be a completely new development and a vehicle that is clearly recognizable as a Mercedes-Benz from the very first glance. We will give the successor model to our small van a brand-typical identity," says Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. few months ago.

The new Citan/T-Class will then also be available in a purely electric EQT version. Even before the conventionally powered models, Mercedes is launching the electric version as part of its "Electric first" strategy. When it comes to the drive, Mercedes is certainly orienting itself towards the EQT in the Renault Kangoo Rapid E-Tech Electric. It has a range of 265 WLTP- kilometers and has a 44 kWh battery in the underbody and a 75 kW electric motor on the front axle.

Mercedes-AMG GT 73 four-door

And right at the end, AMG tries once again to combine the best of two worlds. With the AMG GT four-doors combine the Affalterbacher a 4.0 liter V8 with a hybrid system to an 800 hp drive monster. From 2021 it will be known as the Mercedes-AMG GT 73 four-door V8 Biturbo E-Performance.


Mercedes is showing its broad portfolio of electric cars at the IAA - from the Smart SUV to the EQE and perhaps the electric G-Class. Models like an all-terrain version of the C-Class, an armored S-Class and the Citan are going under a bit.


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