The Mercedes-Benz EQS shows how hard the company is working to make good electric cars. But how fast is this EV compared to the fastest speed of other cars in its class? As electric cars become more common, Mercedes-Benz shows the world its first electric car. The German automaker has a long history of making luxurious cars, and many of its models are now considered classics.
The S-Class is one of the most popular Mercedes models. This is because cars in this class like to show off their best features in terms of comfort, luxury, and technology. Even though the EQS doesn’t have a gas engine, it paves the way for Mercedes-all-electric Benz’s EVs.
The EQS is likely to be part of a much bigger group of electric vehicles called the EQ. This fleet will have battery-powered cars like the EQS SUV, the EQE sedan, and the EQE SUV. Surprisingly, the EQS wasn’t supposed to be the top model, since the EQC, a crossover, was ready to come out the year before. But because of an indefinite delay, the EQS took over as the company’s flagship EV. The EQS is going to replace the current S-Class with a more eco-friendly car. It is expected to compete with electric sedans like the Tesla Model S.
The Mercedes Modular Architecture is a brand-new design platform that comes with the EQS (MMA). Mercedes-Benz plans to build the rest of its EV fleet using this design platform. The EQS comes in two versions: the EQS450+ and the EQS580 4MATIC. Both are made in Sindelfingen, Germany. The 450+ starts at $102,310 and is powered by a permanently excited synchronous (PSM) electric motor that makes 329 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. The 450+ has a rear-wheel-drive configuration and a battery that can hold 107.8 kWh.
The 450+ can go as fast as 130 mph, and the fastest time from 0 to 60 mph is 5.9 seconds. The 450+ can go 350 miles on a single tank of gas. This EV has a total length of 207.3 inches, a total width of 75.8 inches, and a total wheelbase of 126.4 inches. Read Also; How Cadillac Super Cruise & Tesla Autopilot Differ
The 4MATIC version, on the other hand, costs $125,900 and can speed up in 4.1 seconds. The 4Matic is different from the 450+ in that it has two PSM motors that together make 516 hp and 631 lb-ft of torque. Even though the 4MATIC can only go 340 miles on a single charge, which is 10 miles less than the 450+, both models have the same battery size.
Notable Features Of The EQS
Both models come as five-door sedans, and each has a set of trims that offer different features, from charging to safety. There are three trim levels for the 450+ model: Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle. The base price of the 450+ is $102,310, but if you want the top-of-the-line Pinnacle trim, you’ll have to pay $108,510. The power seats in the Pinnacle are heated and cooled.
Mercedes-Benz also made wireless charging possible in the front and back seats of some trims. The 450+ also comes with standard safety features like Car-to-X Communication, active steering assist, active brake assist, active blind spot assist, and active lane change assist. The 580 4MATIC model also comes in three trim levels with an AMG Line exterior design and almost the same safety features. Read More; Tesla Hatchback: Flag $25K price, 2023 release
The Mercedes-Benz EQS has a flexible technology package that includes a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch OLED touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch display for the passenger. Mercedes-Benz says that the EQS can adapt to drivers’ habits and predict their needs better than any other EV on the market right now because of how far technology has come. By saying “Hey, Mercedes,” drivers can use Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, and Amazon Music, as well as other streaming services.