Mercedes-Benz EQS Revealed | Price, Specs & Release Date
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Mercedes-Benz EQS Revealed | Price, Specs & Release Date

Mercedes-Benz EQS Revealed | Price, Specs & Release Date
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Mercedes-Benz have finally revealed the luxury all electric vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz EQS. Featuring a huge battery, powerful motors and a large range.

  • All electric luxury saloon alternative to the S Class
  • Features the world's first 'Hyperscreen' technology
  • Features a 107.8kWh battery pack
  • Smaller 90kWh battery pack to be released later on
  • Single rear-wheel-drive motor provides 329bhp
  • Dual-motor all-wheel-drive offers 516bhp
  • Around 478-mile range available on a 100% charge
  • Up to 200kW charging capacity available
  • AMG version to be released later on
  • AMG version will offer around 751bhp
  • Prices expected to start at around £90,000
  • On sale date expected to be late Summer 2021
  • Delivery date expected to be the end of the year 2021

A picture of the Mercedes-Benz EQS from behind

All electric Mercedes-Benz EQS revealed

Hot on the trail of the Audi e-tron GT, RS e-tron GT, Porsche Taycan, Polestar 1 and Tesla Model S is the Mercedes-Benz EQS, a luxury electric vehicle (EV). It's not Mercedes first foray into the EV market as Mercedes had already produced the EQC SUV, but it is Mercedes first EV built from the ground up.

The Mercedes EQS offers new sleek styling, two large battery packs, two motors to choose from and a hefty amount of insane technology inside. It features the first 'Hyperscreen', which is a giant piece of glass that sits across the dashboard, with 3 individual infotainment screens taking up the left, centre and right sections.  

Another picture of the Mercedes-Benz EQS from behind

The EQS will be available in two trims levels on release. A rear-wheel-drive model known as the EQS 450+ and a dual-motor version that will be called the 580 4Matic. 

The batteries

The Mercedes EQS comes with a 107.8kWh battery pack and will offer a smaller and less expensive 90kWh battery pack further down the line. The 107.8kWh battery will offer up to 478 miles of range and will feature a 200kW charging capacity. That means you'll charge your EQS from 10% to 80% in just 30 minutes at a public rapid charger. 

A picture of the Mercedes-Benz EQS being charged at an electric charging station

The motors

The EQS 450+ will feature the rear-wheel-drive 329bhp motor that offers 419lb ft of torque. This is good enough to propel the 450+ to 62mph in just 6.2 seconds. Whilst the 580 4Matic dual-motor all-wheel-drive features an astounding 516bhp, 631lb ft of torque and a 0-62mph figure of 4.3 seconds. The eventual AMG version of the EQS will offer around 751bhp of electric power.

The interior

Of course, being a premium Mercedes the EQS will feature an extremely upmarket interior. With the highest quality materials and fixings dotted around to make the EQS feel insanely comfortable to sit in. It is an alternative to the S Class after all which was already featuring the highest luxuries possible in a car.

The world's first 1.4-metre long scratch-resistant 'Hyperscreen' will be available as an optional. The Hyperscreen features a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch centre screen and a 12.3-inch passenger screen. The whole thing sits on a single glass panel and looks ridiculously futuristic.

A picture of the Mercedes-Benz EQS front dashboard interior

Mercedes have said the Hyperscreen features a specialised coating that makes it easy to clean and minimises fingerprints and other things that will dirty it. It uses an 8 core CPU onboard computer and comes with 24GB of RAM. That's more than your laptop, PC and mobile phone! The EQS has some seriously impressive technology and will come with facial recognition technology that is able to suggest music, movies and other functions based on the user's past history sitting in the car.

If you decide not to opt for the Hyperscreen technology, you'll more than likely get a classic S Class dashboard featuring a large central infotainment display and a digital instrument cluster, but it won't be sitting on a giant piece of glass.

A picture of the Mercedes-Benz EQS steering wheel in the dark featuring ambient lighting

Mercedes-Benz EQS prices

So far Mercedes haven't let the cat out of the bag on what the EQS will cost. But if we have to take a wild guess you'll be looking at around £90,000+ for the EQS 450+ and around £100,000 for the EQS 580 4Matic. The future AMG version will boost that figure to around £120,000+ thanks to the extra horsepower it will feature.

Mercedes-Benz EQS release date

Just like the pricing, there is no set in stone date for when the EQS will be released, however, Mercedes have said that the car will be available to order in late Summer 2021 and deliveries will take place at the end of the year also in 2021.

All data taken from the Mercedes-Benz media site

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