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Spy Shots: Refreshed Mercedes-Benz EQS Brakes Cover in Stuttgart

By SEMA News Editors

SEMA News sources recently spotted a prototype of the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS, which is set to undergo a facelift in 2025. Captured in Stuttgart, Germany, the images reveal updates to the front end, including the bumper, grille and headlights.

According to the images, the revised model will feature inner graphics in the taillights that incorporate Mercedes' three-pointed star, similar to the upcoming all-electric CLA. While the prototype's taillights remain unchanged, the rear might see a new bumper and updates to the LED strip connecting the lamp units. 

Mercedes EQS

The most significant changes, however, will be in the technology under the hood, sources said. Rumors suggest that Mercedes-Benz will upgrade its EQE and EQS electric models from a 400-volt system to an 800-volt electrical system in 2025 to enable higher charging capacities.

Mercedes will replace the current electric motors from Valeo with its eATS 2.0 drive, designed to operate with an 800-volt on-board electrical system. The move to an 800-volt system also eliminates the current 200 kW charging limit, allowing for faster charging with larger batteries, according to experts.