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Mercedes EQS (V297) Electric Luxury Sedan

NEX score 80%

Product Overview

Mercedes-Benz EQS is a fully electric full-size luxury sedan envisioned as the electrified version of the legendary Mercedes S-Class. It features an unconventional design that combines gorgeous and futuristic interior with an exterior that may be an acquired taste.
This design is driven by the desire to build the most aerodynamic production car in the world. Mercedes has achieve a coefficient of drag of just 0.2 for the EQS, significantly improving the vehicle's high-speed efficiency. Mercedes touts an electric range of up to 770km.
Another noteworthy aspect of the EQS is its batteries with higher energy density. With DC fast charging at 200kW, the EQS can be be recharged in just over half an hour, with up to 300km of range added in 15 minutes.
Rear-axle steering now comes standard. The default rear-axle turning angle is up to 4.5 degrees, while an OTA upgrade can activate the 10-degree mode.
Other gadgetries include optional automatic comfort doors that opens automatically, extensive use of touch screens, including OLED displays, and a suite of Mercedes' latest driver-aid technologies.
Enthusiasts may be relieved in knowing that at least a sensible RWD model is available. At launch, the EQS are available with two drivetrain options, the RWD EQS 450+ and the AWD EQS 580 4MATIC. Mercedes also expects a high-performance model to arrive later in the model's lifecycle.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Impressive range
  • Superb infotainment system
Cons
  • Questionable design

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb handling
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Good ride quality
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment
  • Lack of dynamic range
  • Lack of natural brake pedal feel
  • Brake feels inconsistent
  • No Sport Plus drive mode
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Specifications

Variants:
EQS 450+
EQS 580 4MATIC

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
610-1770 L
EQS 450+Payload
465-545 kg
EQS 580 4MATICPayload
475-550 kg

Chassis

Chassis Type
Unibody
Turning Circle
11.9m @ rear-axle 4.5° /10.9m @ rear-axle 10°

Construction

Battery | Capacity
107.8 kWh
Body Style
Full-size luxury sedan, electric vehicle
Platform
Mercedes MEA

Dimensions

Size | Height
1512 mm / 1513 mm USA
Size | Length
5216 mm / 5265 mm USA
Size | Width
1926 mm
Track Width | Front
1667 mm
Track Width | Rear
1682 mm

Performance

EQS 450+Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.2 sec
EQS 580 4MATICAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.3 sec
Charging Time
10h standard charger / 5h optional charger
EQS 450+Charging Time
DC Fast Charge: 31 min, 15 minutes for 300km
EQS 580 4MATICCharging Time
DC Fast Charge: 31 min, 15 minutes for 280km
EQS 450+Coefficient Of Drag
0.20
EQS 580 4MATICCoefficient Of Drag
0.209
Electric Range
Up to 770km
EQS 450+Fuel Economy
20.4-15.7 kWh/100km WLTP / 19.1-16.0 kWh/100km NEDC
EQS 580 4MATICFuel Economy
21.8-17.4 kWh/100km WLTP / 20.0-16.9 kWh/100km NEDC
Power Input
DC Fast Charge: 200kW max / On-board charger: 11kW standard / 22kW optional
Top Speed
210 km/h

Powertrain

EQS 450+Drivetrain Layout
RWD
EQS 580 4MATICDrivetrain Layout
AWD
EQS 450+Engine | Power
245 kW
EQS 580 4MATICEngine | Power
385 kW
EQS 450+Engine | Torque
568 Nm
EQS 580 4MATICEngine | Torque
855 Nm
Engine | Type
Permanently excited synchronous motor (PSM)

Production

Debut
2021-04-15 (Auto Shanghai 2021)
Made In
Germany

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
, the highest of which claimed to harvest up to 300kW, pulling it up very smartly when you lift. As with the driveline, AMG has tweaked the EQS’s air suspension. Changes include a model-specific adaptive dampers similar to those used by the GT 4-Door Coupé. Less distinguished is the ride quality. The air-sprung underpinnings are quite firm, even in Comfort mode.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Powerful four-wheel drive system
Cons
  • Brake feels inconsistent
  • Brake feel is inconsistent

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The EQS is Mercedes-Benz's first all-in, no-holds-barred EV. It has prodigious pace, even in this lower-powered form, delivers impressive poise and control. It's also impressively agile, with rear-wheel steering boosting its manoeuvrability at low speed and stability at higher speeds. In these respects, it's immersively and seductively luxurious.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, luxurious design
  • Impressive range
  • Superb handling
Cons
  • Lack of dynamic range

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The EQS is a big and heavy car, yet its responses are more like those of a sports saloon than a limo. The steering is lightly weighted, but there’s still sufficient tactility to the variable-ratio system to ensure you feel involved. Airmatic air suspension with standard variable damping control is superbly compliant, endowing the EQS with great composure and truly impressive comfort.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Punchy handling
  • Impressive handling
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • A bit floaty over undulating roads

autoexpress[4]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
At low speeds the EQS is genuinely near silent, with just a little wind whistle appearing around the A-pillars as you approach or exceed the motorway limit. The driving experience, on the whole, is very pleasant, with unrivalled refinement an undisputable benchmark for this car's team of talented engineers. But despite costing similar money, the Mercedes cannot challenge a Porsche Taycan in the corners.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good ride quality
Cons
  • Lack of natural brake pedal feel

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
It's surprisingly agile given its size and weight, while performance is strong. Adaptive air suspension removes the bad elements, yet still offers a degree of connection between driver and machine. The steering is light, but for a 5.2-metre-long car the EQS is surprisingly nimble, too.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb refinement
  • Lots of driver-assistance systems
Cons
  • Quite high headroom

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The EQS 53 is a strong first effort from AMG when it comes to series production all-electric machines. Performance takes another step on compared with the standard EQS, but it's actually the car’s ride and handling that are more impressive than the straight-line shove. The 0-62mph sprint is dispatched in 3.8 seconds (or 3.4 for the Dynamic Plus model)
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engines
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Kerbweight isn’t the strongest

carmagazine[7]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
vers around the 2.5-tonne mark, the flagship's 0-62mph acceleration time is a brisk 4.3sec, with top speed limited to 131mph. Shod with 21-inch summer tyres all-round (22-inch wheels are optional), our pre-production specimen was not quite as compliant and cossetting as expected. Even minor vagaries were promptly telegraphed to the steering-wheel, the seat and the floorpan.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic acceleration
  • Impressive ride quality
  • Superb infotainment system
Cons
  • No Sport Plus drive mode

digitaltrends[8]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
Standard air suspension gives the EQS the smooth, pothole-erasing ride you should expect from a big luxury sedan. Mercedes devised some sound effects that would make George Lucas proud. The EQS gets the same four-year, 50,000-mile, new-vehicle warranty as other Mercedes models.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, luxurious interior
  • Impressive range
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 review . [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-amg/eqs-53. 2021-12-19. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
2. ^ Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/eqs/first-drives/mercedes-benz-eqs-450-2021-uk-review. 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
3. ^ Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic 2021 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/eqs/first-drives/mercedes-benz-eqs-580-4matic-2021-review. 2021-07-23. Retrieved 2021-08-02.
4. ^ New Mercedes EQS 2021 review . [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/eqs/354694/new-mercedes-eqs-2021-review. 2021-08-16. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
5. ^ New Mercedes EQS prototype review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/eqs/354694/new-mercedes-eqs-prototype-review. 2021-04-11. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
6. ^ New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 2022 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/mercedes/eqs/356936/new-mercedes-amg-eqs-53-2022-review. 2021-12-19. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
7. ^ Mercedes EQS (2021) prototype review: electric luxury starts here. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mercedes-benz/eqs-saloon/. Retrieved 2021-04-29.
8. ^ Mercedes-Benz EQS first drive review: Plush enough to make Tesla owners jealous. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2022-mercedes-benz-eqs-review/. 2021-10-08. Retrieved 2021-10-10.

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