2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic Sedan
Class: Electrical Car
Miles pushed: 246
Battery capability: 120 kWh
Driving combine: 60% metropolis, 40% freeway
|CG Report Card
|Room and Consolation
|Energy and Efficiency
|Match and End
|Gasoline Economic system
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different autos in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim stage evaluated, and should not mirror Client Information’s impressions of your complete mannequin lineup.
|Huge & Tall Consolation
|Huge & Tall consolation scores are for entrance seats solely. “Huge” ranking based mostly on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” ranking based mostly on 6’6″-tall male tester.
EPA-estimate MPGe: 91 metropolis/98 hwy/94 mixed
EPA-estimated driving vary: 340 miles
Client Information vary estimate (best situations): 340+ miles
Base value: $125,900 (not together with $1050 vacation spot cost)
Choices on check automobile: Cardinal Crimson Metallic paint ($1750), Energizing Air Management Plus with HEPA Filter ($450), Beltbag rear seat-belt airbags ($500), MBUX augmented-reality head-up show ($2000), laminated security glass ($1010), Government Rear Seat Package deal ($1690), AMG Line Inside Package deal ($2100), Pinnacle Trim package deal($4350)
Value as examined: $140,800
The good: Unique-car acceleration, unruffled trip high quality, opulent cabin appointments
The great: Spectacular vary, surprisingly simple-to-use controls
The not so good: Expensive choices, solely a technician can open the hood (actually)
The flagship sedan of Mercedes-Benz electrified lineup, the EQS is the primary “EQ” mannequin to reach within the U.S., to be adopted shortly by the EQS SUV, the EQE midsize crossover, EQC compact crossover and sedan, and the EQB small crossover.
The EQS sedan is obtainable in two trim ranges for 2022: the EQS450+, and the EQS580 4Matic. The rear-wheel-drive 450+ delivers 329 horsepower, the all-wheel-drive 580 4Matic a powerful 516 hp. Each fashions are powered through a 108-kWh battery, which offers an EPA estimated 350 miles of vary within the 450+ and 340 miles within the 580.
To me, essentially the most notable function of the EQS is how properly it mirrors the driving expertise of the gasoline-powered S-Class—besides the EQS is far quicker. The sedan’s a lot ballyhooed “Hyperscreen” touchscreen spans many of the sprint space between the driver-side door and the middle console, and it does a lot to simplify the cabin’s design. And, regardless of the virtually inexhaustible variety of options there are to manage and customise through the display screen, general automobile operation is surprisingly easy.
In any other case, the EQS rides and handles as a giant Mercedes ought to, and the cabin is sort of sinfully indulgent in trim high quality. This driver discovered the seating place a bit of low relative to the door-sill top, although that could be a minor quibble.
In reasonable Chicago summer season climate I noticed vary barely in extra of the EPA estimate.
Whereas I’m reluctant to name the brand new Mercedes a price, it definitely presents numerous consolation, efficiency, and know-how for the cash… all for roughly the worth of a loaded Tesla Mannequin S. Colour me impressed.
In some methods, Mercedes-Benz’s new electrical flagship is an assault on the senses—most of them a minimum of. It is fairly darn quiet, so listening to will get a break. (Additionally, we resisted the urge to lick something, in case anybody is questioning.)
In any other case, there’s quite a bit occurring in entrance of, underneath, and round passengers on this premium-large hatchback sedan. The inescapable, larger-than-life expertise in an EQS 580 just like the one we examined is the usual Hyperscreen, practically 4.75 ft of visible content material, the middle of which is a large map, or vehicle-function monitor, or any variety of different issues that the automobile is programmed to indicate you. And it’s programmed to indicate you numerous issues. Frankly, although, it’s overwhelming. What number of homeowners will actually ever grasp the contents of this factor?
The dual electrical motors within the all-wheel-drive 580 present thrust that’s instantly easy. It handles pretty straight for a automobile with numerous prow to result in, aided by the rear-wheel steering, and rides serenely with commonplace air suspension, even in sportier “Dynamic” mode. Solely braking, with the hole sense of suggestions that manifests itself in so many electrified autos, appeared subpar.
A spacious and lushly appointed cabin accords beneficiant legroom for as much as 5 grownup passengers. The listening to that’s not taxed by engine or street noise is handled to a superb Burmester surround-sound audio system. A hospitable proprietor may indulge passengers with the Government Rear Seat Package deal Plus possibility that features massaging seats and neck and shoulder heating. If we had a quibble, it was that the driving place that felt proper for us when it comes to pedal attain and steering-wheel angle made it seem that the cowl was too excessive. Cargo room underneath the hatch is broad and expansive with the 60/40 rear seats down.
There’s no getting round the truth that it takes a heightened sense of economic well-being to assert an EQS. The one CG examined stickered for $140,800 with choices and supply. That may get the blood speeding to your head.
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 Gallery
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