Mercedes EQS 450+
Power and Speed
|333 HP (244 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
|780 km (484 miles)|
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
Year of Production
|Mercedes Drive Pilot|
About Mercedes EQS 450+
Mercedes EQS is a luxury electric sedan, direct competitor to the Tesla Model S Plaid. It is the first electric Mercedes that designed on a purely EV intended vehicle platform. German carmaker uses its new design language called ‘bow design’. Its drag coefficient is only 0.20, it is one of the most aerodynamical vehicle in the world.
EQS can produce up to 761 horsepower and a mind-boggling 1,020 Nm torque. AMG version of the luxury electric sedan can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. AMG EQS 53 and the EQS 580 4MATIC variants are capable of all-wheel drive. All Mercedes EQS models come with a huge 108-kWh battery pack, offer up to 770 kilometers of range. It takes only 31 minutes to charge EQS from 10% to 80%, thanks to 200 kW DC charging support.
Mercedes has been producing the new luxury sedan EQS at Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany. EQS is already available in some European countries, pricing starts at around €120,000 and goes all the way up to €200,000.
Mercedes AMG EQS 53, top of the line version, can produce 761 HP and 1,020 Nm of torque. It has a top speed of 250 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h only takes 3.4 seconds. Dual motor all-wheel drive AMQ EQS is not as fast as Lucid Air or Tesla Model S though, but it is still one of the fastest AMG vehicles on the market.
EQS 580 4MATIC comes with two electric motors and an AWD drive system, as well. It has 523 HP, 855 Nm torque, and 210 km/h top speed. It can complete a run from 0 to 100 km per hour in 4.3 seconds. Rear-wheel drive version of the luxury electric sedan, the EQS 450 has only 333 HP and 568 Nm of torque. 0-100 km/h performance is around six seconds.
Rear-wheel steering is an option with the luxury electric sedan. It improves the high-speed stability, very helpful with the tight turns as well. When you’re going slowly, EQS will move its rear wheels the opposite direction and enable a narrower turning cycle which is very useful when driving around the city.
Design and Features
Mercedes EQS does not look as fancy as the concept it is based on which is called Vision EQS. But it is indeed a head turner, beautifully designed long body looks really sleek, and the frameless windows are very impressive. Front grille is fully closed as usual, and the headlights carry the distinctive look of every other EQ-series electric vehicle has.
There are dozens of little Mercedes logos all throughout the front of the vehicle. Trunk cannot be opened, because of the aerodynamical reasons. For what it’s worth, Mercedes EQS is one of the most aero-efficient vehicles on earth right now.
Interior of the EQS is dominated by the huge cluster of displays, or the ‘MBUX Hyperscreen’ as Mercedes calls it. It consists of three separate displays sitting beneath the extremely durable Corning Gorilla Glass.
Door handles pop up, like the latest Mercedes S-Class. All four doors open and close automatically as well, adding quite a bit of luxury. You can also control all doors electronically via central screen.
Head-up display has a very unique feature called “Augmented Reality Navigation”. Huge HUD can basically trick you to believe that it projects navigation instructions directly onto the road ahead. This AR sat-nav technology is only available as a camera feed feature in other Mercedes EQ models.
Range and Charging
All three versions of the EQS will have a whopping battery capacity of 108 kWh. AMG EQS offers 580 km range, according to WLTP test cycle. EQS 450 has a range of 770 km, longest range among three variants. AWD EQS 580’s range is around 680 kilometers.
Mercedes EQS supports 200 kW DC charging, from 10% charge to 80% in 31 minutes. It has a built-in 22 kW AC charger, fully charging the EQS only takes 5 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Mercedes EQS Fully Electric?
All versions of the EQS, including the new AMG EQS 53, are fully electric vehicles. Mercedes does offer mild and plug-in hybrid S-Class vehicles, as well. But these hybrid options are not under the EQS series.