The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS has touched down in the U.S. in 450+ and 580 4MATIC guises and Redline Reviews recently had the opportunity to put the flagship model through its paces.
The reviewer only had this press car for a couple of hours and, therefore, wasn’t able to analyze every single feature of the EV in detail. Nevertheless, he was able to test it out on a selection of different roads and explored some of the car’s key features.
During the first half of the review, we are offered a tour of both the exterior and interior of the sedan. Obviously, the cabin of the EQS appears to be a great place to spend time. It isn’t quite as spacious as the S-Class but it is certainly more luxurious than any other electric sedan currently on the market. The example tested was also equipped with the Hyperscreen that encompasses an all-digital gauge cluster, a massive central infotainment screen, and a third display for the front-seat passenger.
After jumping into the driver’s seat, the reviewer starts off by testing the car’s acceleration. He is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds which isn’t Tesla Model S quick but is still more than fast enough for a luxurious five-seat sedan that transports occupants in extraordinary comfort. As the model tested was the EQS 580 4MATIC, it has a 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack with dual electric motors combining to produce 516 hp and 631 lb-ft (856 Nm) of torque.
Those seeking more power from the EQS will have to wait until the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 arrives in the U.S. It produces 649 hp and 701 lb-ft (950 Nm) of torque and will hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds.