The 2021 EQS will be the first of six all-new Mercedes-Benz models based on its new electric architecture. The cars mark a clear line in the sand as the three-pointed star brand is also said to be axing all manual transmissions and many pure ICE cars as it streamlines its business and attempts to become carbon-neutral ... Read the full news on Hagerty.com:
Unlike BMW restricting manual transmissions to M cars, this is not a loss. Even in Europe today you can't get a manual in a Mercedes that you'd actually want to drive.
I am curious to see if the EQS can finally be the car to topple the Tesla Model S, which is nearly a decade old.
I have wondered if someone would make a Transmission and a manual for an EV model.
I know the torque does not require it but if they would add a manual for entertainment value.
Also an overdrive to extend the range on a regular electric. Use less power and add miles with gearing.