In a recent interview, Dr Uwe Ernstberger revealed Mercedes will offer an S-Class EV.

In a recent interview, Dr Uwe Ernstberger revealed Mercedes will offer an S-Class EV.

Speaking to Top Gear, Ernstberger confirmed "a complete electric car will be done in the future." However, the model is likely a ways off as he explained "We have to work on the capacities of the batteries to get a better package in the car because you do not want to lose all the comfort features of an S-Class for transporting a battery only."

Ernstberger also revealed the S-Class is a natural candidate for an advanced autonomous driving system but the company is still debating on how far they can push the technology in the short term.

While Ernstberger declined to talk about additional S-Class variants, Mercedes design chief Gordon Wagener said "We already have such a big beautiful coupe [the S-Class Coupe], so let rumors of an S-Class Cabriolet rise."

Mercedes to offer an S-Class EV - report