The Mercedes-Benz EQS is a new all-electric luxury sedan for the 2022 model year. It 's currently available for order with an MSRP of $103,360 with destination and will essentially re-launch the German automaker's EQ lineup as part of a strategy to phase-out conventional gas cars.
The EQS will offer a range of up to 487 miles based on the European test cycle (official EPA estimates have not yet been announced). Unlike a mainstream EV like the Nissan LEAF, the EQS will aim to offer an experience akin to the Mercedes S-Class with performance to match.
Mercedes says the EQS is capable of 516 hp and will be sold in three trims: Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle. Even in base form, the EQS 450+ ($103,360) comes loaded with a Driver Assistance Package, heated & ventilated leather seats, a Burmester audio system, and more.
Buyers will also be able to opt for all-wheel drive in the form of the EQS 580 4MATIC ($120,160). At the top of the range, the most expensive EQS Pinnacle will reach $126,360 and come with a head-up display, four-zone climate control, more creature comforts for rear passengers.
In terms of price, the EQS will be considerably more expensive than a Tesla Model S (which starts at roughly $90,000 before incentives). While both models offer a 4-door layout, the EQS arguably focuses on a greater combination of luxury features rather than pure sportiness.
0-60 mph acceleration times for the EQS have not yet been announced, but it remains to be seen how efficiently the car's powerful powertrain will move such a large vehicle. There remains the possibility that the EQS may qualify for a $7,500 federal EV tax credit and plug-in rebates.
Stay tuned for a full overview.
Pictured: Mercedes EQS AMG