It might not look like an electric sports car, but the first all-electric Mercedes-AMG EQS certainly feels like one. What presents itself to the world as a traditional model in the car brand’s storied lineup is, under the hood, clearly a car for the post-Tesla world.
The performance version of Mercedes’ first electric sedan is arriving in the U.S. early next year, the German automaker announced Sunday. It looks similar to the original EQS variants that just came out this month, but the AMG configuration (that’s the name of Mercedes’ performance line) has plenty of flashy ways to turn heads on the Autobahn and interstate.
Some are skin-deep. The AMG-trained eye will immediately notice the vertical struts on the front grille indicating it’s the high-performance version. Inside, the seats have a sporty look and you’ll find the AMG graphic on the seats and headrests.