The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV has been unveiled. And like it’s name suggests, the top-of-the-line SUV flagship is the 7-seater counterpart of the Mercedes’ all-electric EQS sedan flagship that is scheduled to launch here.
At first glance, the EQS SUV does seem like a bigger version of the EQS sedan, with a similar-looking front bumper sitting on top of larger air ducts. Take out the measuring tape and you’ll notice that the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is taller (1,718mm), longer (5,125mm) and wider (1,955mm), while sitting on the same wheelbase (3,200mm) as the sedan.
That’s not all though. The electric SUV comes with off-roading abilities as well, with a separate Off-road driving mode, and Mercedes claims the all-wheel-drive system is “optimized for unpaved roads, inclines and terrain.” Now, just how optimised remains to be seen.
In terms of features, the EQS SUV comes with all the bells and whistles you could ask for. This includes adaptive cruise control, active lane-keeping, blind spot assist and more. However, the pièce de résistance here has to be the massive pillar-to-pillar, 56-inch hyperscreen. However, it will only be available in the pricier 580 4Matic trim.
Mercedes-Benz will offer the EQS SUV with two different powertrains: the 450+ option which makes 359hp and 568Nm of torque, and the dual-motor sporting 580 4Matic option, which makes 543hp and 858Nm of torque.
As per Mercedes, the SUV comes with a claimed range of 600km, which is on par with the Tesla Model X and the BMW iX. In case you do run out of juice though, it can charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 31 minutes (with a 110kW-or-more DC fast charger).
While Mercedes will produce the EQS sedan in India, the EQS SUV will be manufactured in Alabama, United States. We expect the flagship SUV to come to India sometime next year.