2022 Mercedes-EQ First Drive Review: Full Electric, Full Luxury

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Slippery Shape
We’ll say it up front: We’re not enamored with the look of the new EQS — it has a shape akin to a jelly bean — although there’s method to this madness. Without the need to build around an internal combustion engine and powertrain, EQS designers were able to concentrate on aerodynamics, and the result is the lowest coefficient of friction in the world for a production car — a mere 0.20. Not only do the excellent aerodynamics make this large sedan more efficient, they also dramatically reduce wind noise at high speeds — an important function in an EV with no audible exhaust note to mask exterior sounds.

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