German luxury carmaker’s fast-growing line of EVs, Mercedes-Benz, has taken the wraps off its latest electric sports utility car. The Mercedes Benz EQS SUV, the brand’s newest luxurious flagship electric SUV model, will officially unveiled and is now the top electric vehicle in the company’s entire portfolio.
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- Its trim-levels of Mercedes Benz EQS SUV are at a cost of 80 per cent within just 31 minutes.
- The German automaker claims to have an driving range of 536- 660 kilometer on one charge.
Like other Mercedes-Benz EQS and Mercedes-Benz EQE sedans, the American-built EQS is built upon the federally-licensed electric vehicle (EVA) platform that can be used with a single motor, rear-wheel drive, or quad-motor with four-wheel-drive layouts.
Ola Kallenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group and Mercedes-Benz Group, said, “The EQS SUV is the third vehicle that we’ve built on our modern all-electric platform. It is everything that our customers appreciate about the EQS and it combines that with the advantages and flexibility of an SUV that has the capacity to accommodate up to seven people.”
Let’s have a look at the latest features in the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.
Specs And Performance
Mercedes Benz EQS Motor
The entry point into the range can be found in an EQS 450.
It’s available as single-motor rear-wheel drive EQS450+ ,dual motor, four-wheel drive EQS 450 4Matic models, each with 359hp together with 568Nm and 800Nm respectively.
The top model is the four-wheel-drive EQS 580 4Matic, which has 555hp.
The three stages of energy recovery: D+ (coasting), D (standard regeneration), and D(enhanced regeneration). The driver can also select D-Auto, an adaptive mode that continuously changes the regeneration according to what conditions are driving under.
Mercedes Benz EQS Range, Battery
Efficiency for entry-level cars is estimated to be somewhere between 23.0 and 18.6kWh/100km using the WLTP cycle.
This gives an equivalent range of 535 and 659 km. This twin engine EQS450 4Matic can go between 506km and 613km of range when fully charged.
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It can be charged up to 200kW with a DC system, from 10% to 80% in just 31 minutes.
Like the EQS sedan, it is supported by a four-link rear and multi-link rear suspensions with Mercedes’ AirMatic air springs and adjustable damping controls as standard.
An angle of rear-facing steering of as high as 4.5 degrees is standard on the EQS SUV lineup; however, it can be increased by 10 degrees to bring the turn radius down to 11.9m to 11.0m.
The ride’s height can be adjusted by 25mm or more at speeds up to 80 kph. If the speed is higher than 109kph, it automatically lowers with a 10mm increment in comfort mode and up to 15mm when in sport mode to reduce drag and improve overall efficiency.
It has Four primary driving modes that are Eco, Comfort, Off-Road, and Sport. All of these can be used without or with the electronic stability system.
According to Mercedes, when in Off-Road mode, the system’s limits for traction brakes that are anti-lock and downhill speed control and the mapping of the throttle are aligned to “enable the EQS SUV to conquer moderate terrain” .
Mercedes Benz EQS Dimensions
|Front Track Width||1666 mm|
|Rear Track Width||1681 mm|
|Ground Clearance||124 mm|
Mercedes Benz EQS Design
Mercedes Benz EQS electric SUV has been able to break through its cover thanks to its remarkable style and advanced technology.
In terms of style, the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV shares the Mercedes-EQ characteristics and even takes styling elements from the EQS premium sedan.
The key styling elements are a black grille with a blanked-off designed panel which extends into the lower part of the bumper’s front, the angular LED headlights (optionally accessible in conjunction with Mercedes’ Digital Light functionality) and a light bar with a horizontal LED that runs along the front edge.
Similar to EQS and EQE sedans, The EQS SUV’s large clamshell Bonnet can open only for servicing and has its filler to fill the windshield washer incorporated inside the front panel of the driver.
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The doors are framed, and they also have flush handles, which are an option across the range. The running boards are narrow and will be available as optional equipment.
They are stated to enhance aerodynamic efficiency by smoothing airflow around the sides of the model. The company is yet to disclose an effective drag coefficient for its most recent EQ model.
Still, it’s one of the more aerodynamically effective SUVs among its class due in part to a flat undertray and having a shrouded and heavily secluded tailgate.
Mercedes Benz EQS Interior
The dashboard is high-mounted with the 12.3-inch digital instrument and 12.8-inch information display in the style of a portrait in the standard configuration, while the larger EQS 580 gets the headline Hyperscreen that runs on an eight-core processor and comes has 24GB of memory.
It measures 1,410mm wide it features a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 17.7-inch central infotainment, and 12.3-inch front passenger screens, all in the same space.
Its MBUX operating system allows conversational speech commands through the “Hey Mercedes” prompt. It also enables users to receive software updates over the air. It also has an option for head-up display, including Augmented Reality Navigation.
The third row of seats increases the capacity to seven seats though knee room and legroom are at the top for adults. The new Mercedes-Benz model comes with an impressive 195 liters of storage space in this configuration.
- MBUX hyper screen
- 17.7-inch infotainment system
- 12.3-inch digital display for driver and passenger
- Dual 11.6-inch displays for the second-row occupants
- Air purification
- Multi-zone climate control
- An optional panoramic glass roof
- Heated and ventilated front seats
Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Safety Features:
- Numerous driver assists
- Six airbags
- 360-degree camera view
- Automated parking assists
Mercedes Benz EQS Price In India
EQS SUV price is a significant issue to be resolved, and we anticipate that when the EQS is introduced into the Indian market, it will be over the Rs 2 crore of price tag.
Mercedes Benz EQS Price In USA
Its Mercedes Benz EQS 450+ model price in USA starts at $102,310. The 2022 Mercedes Benz EQS 580 4Matic starts at $119,110. The most lavish pinnacle trim you can get the EQS 580 4Matic begins at $125,310.
EQS SUV Launch Date
India’s launch is not long away from the global launch markets, as Mercedes has already swayed the Indian premium car market. It’s scheduled to launch in India sometime in June 2023, following the EQS sedan’s release in October 2022.
Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Rivals
Concerning the digital revolution taking place, there is no doubt that the Mercedes Benz EQS SUV has many opponents that threaten it. One of the most important is those of the Tesla Model X and the BMW iX.
New SUVs are coming out that will compete with the EQS SUV, including The Lucid Gravity.
However, in comparison to these, the EQS SUV is the most comfortable and luxurious of all.