Does The Mercedes-Benz EQS EV Miss The Styling Mark?

The future of Mercedes-Benz is here, and its first impression is decidedly underwhelming. Take one look at the EQS 580’s very ordinary styling, shaved down to Dove-bar proportions by a thousand wind tunnel tweaks, and it’s difficult to understand the automobile’s lofty place in the Silver Star pantheon. Surely this can’t be the six-figure, all-electric equivalent of the presence-for-days gas-fired S-Class, the heir apparent to decades of iconic design? 

If you can move past the EQS 580’s milquetoast sheet metal, the luxury sedan boasts a wow-factor cabin, an avalanche of high-tech gear, and one of the smoothest and most sophisticated electrical drivetrains available at any price. Exterior aside, it’s an all-around preview of what’s to come for the rest of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, and in that sense it’s at the very least spiritually linked to the S-Class, a car that has traditionally served in that role for the brand.

Was I a little harsh about the looks of the Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan? If so, it’s only because I care about the impact such a well-crafted electric sedan could have on the market, if only it featured a design that was interesting enough to lure customers over to its side of the showroom. My full thoughts about this ground-breaking EV at Inside Hook.

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