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Virtual tour: Mercedes EQS will make Tesla fanboys drool

Its futuristic design makes it seem like a starship on wheels.

The EQS is the brand-new electric flagship for Mercedes-Benz.

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Here’s a sneak peek at the new EV ahead of the car’s official unveiling on Thursday — including what details we currently know.

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Mercedes is not showing off the entire exterior of the car. Instead, it’s releasing these camouflaged photos that give an idea of the overall shape without spoiling everything.

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Three display screens are ensconced in a single curved piece of glass, giving the appearance of a 56-inch wide display.

It wouldn’t look out of place on the bridge of the USS Enterprise.

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Though it’s electric, the EQS will have an optional “driving sound” piped into the car, which will dynamically change based on 12 different parameters. These include pedal position, speed, and battery regeneration.

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The car comes with a custom fragrance, piped into the cabin through the HVAC system, called No.6 MOOD Linen. The 6 in the name is a nod to the first electric Mercedes automobile, sold in 1906.

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The EQS has an aerodynamic drag coefficient (how well air flows over its design) of just 0.20, the lowest ever in a mass-produced car.

A Tesla Model 3 clocks in at 0.23 Cd.

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The interior is pure Mercedes-Benz, with modern touches like touchscreens on the rear of the seats combined with ultra-luxurious leather “monolithic” seating.

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A “Power Nap” mode allows drivers to rest when charging during long drives. It moves the driver’s seat to a rest position, closes the blinds, and adjusts the ambient lighting to promote sleep. It also activates the HVAC ionization and fragrance features and puts soothing sounds and a starry sky on the central displays.

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More of the Mercedes-Benz EQS will be revealed on April 15.

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