The Mercedes Benz EQS 2023 ought to be at the top of your list of options if you’re looking for the most cutting-edge luxury sedan. It boasts the newest and finest technology, including Benz’s enormous Hyperscreen touchscreen, operator profiles using fingerprint scans, and a staggering six USB-C ports. It is the company’s effort at an electric counterpart to an S-class. With its spacious interior, exquisite cabin materials, headrest cushions, massaging features, and neck-and-shoulder heating, it pamper its passengers.
You will, however, be dissatisfied if you desire your automobile to function more like a living room than a transportation. Whenever it concerns to the foundational elements of regular driving dynamics, the EQS leaves a lot to be desired. Driving is neither enjoyable nor intriguing. It features middling handling, syrupy responses, and an unsettling brake pedal sensation. The S-class sedan from Mercedes-Benz serves as the standard against which other luxury manufacturers measure their offerings. However, the EQS EV requires much more polishing if it is to take the same place among premium EV cars.
The mid level EQS450+ 4MATIC type, which combines the less powerful EQS450+ with all-wheel drive capacity of the more formidable EQS580 4MATIC model, is now available in Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan portfolio. Rear seat cushions as well as comfort pillows have been updated for the Pinnacle trim level, and a new Executive Reverse Seat Pack now incorporates adaptive lighting. Additionally, all EQS variants are now available with 20-inch AMG wheels.
2023 EQS sedan comes in three distinct body styles, three different engine options, and three possible trim levels. The top Pinnacle grade in the rear wheel drive EQS450+ configuration, which offers conveniences like heated and ventilated front and back seats, massaging for passengers in the front seats, four-zone automatic temperature control, a frontal display, and more, is recommended. While it only generates 329 hp, the entry-level powerplant packs plenty of power, plus it can now be linked with the brand’s al -wheel drive train if a customer feels so inclined, that also ups the output dramatically.
A 329 horsepower as well as 406 pound feet of torque electric motor is placed on the back axle of the EQS450+. An electric motor is located on each axle of the EQS580 4Matic, providing all wheel drive as well as a combined system capacity of 516 hp and 611 pound feet of torque. The new EQS450 4Matic sits in between the two variants described above and has all-wheel drive capabilities along with increased power output: The 4MATIC variant has a remarkable increase in horsepower to 355 from 329 and torque to 590 pound-feet from the rear drive car’s 417.
According to Mercedes, the rear drive EQS450+ will reach 60 mph from 0 in 5.5 seconds. In our tests, the more potent EQS580 reached 60 mph in only 3.7 seconds. Although the carmaker hasn’t released data for something like the EQS450 4Matic model, we anticipate that its acceleration will lie somewhere between 450+ and 580. When we put a 450+ 4MATIC throughout entire testing process, we’ll update this story.
Every EQS runs on rims that are between 19 to 21 inches in diameter and rides on an adaptable air suspension. Rear wheels may be turned up to 4.5 degrees using a standard rear-axle steering system, and 10 degrees with an optional upgrade. The 205.4-inch-long car is designed to be more maneuverable in confined spaces and more stable at high speeds thanks to this technology.
A lithium ion rechargeable battery with an useful capability of 107.8 kWh is standard equipment on all EQS variants. The EQS580’s range is rated at 340 miles by the EPA, whereas the EQS450at +’s 350 miles. The EQS can reportedly recharge 70% of its battery—from 10% to 80%—using a DC car charger in around 35 minutes, in addition to being able to charge it from 10% to 100% in roughly 11 hours and fifteen minutes that used a 240v (Level 2) charger. We noticed an astounding 350 miles of range with the EQS580 on our rigorous testing protocol’s 75 mph interstate fuel-economy test route.
The EPA rates the EQS450+ as the most economical EQS model, with rating of 97 MPGe combined, 97 MPGe highway, with 97 MPGe city. By choosing the EQS580, the city estimate is reduced to 92 MPGe while the highway estimate is increased to 99 MPGe, resulting in a total rating of 95 MPGe. Since there haven’t been any significant modifications, we anticipate that ratings will continue the same during the 2023 model year, and the newest EQS450 4Matic should fall halfway between the rating of the previous two models.