2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS V297 on sale in UK
One hundred grand gets you behind the wheel of Mercedes’ new flagship electric saloon boasting a 450-mile plus range and stunning Hyperscreen dashboard.
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The EQS electric saloon is now available to order in the UK, from £99,995 OTR. Offered only in rear-wheel drive ‘450+’ form for now and producing the equivalent of 328bhp (245kW), this new flagship offering boasts a combined range of up to 453 miles (WLTP) thanks to its 107.8kWh battery. An impressive 186 miles of range can be gained in just 15 minutes thanks to a built-in 200kW DC charger.
Five trim lines are available: AMG Line is the standard offering, which still boasts 20-inch AMG five-spoke wheels, 4.5-degree rear axle steering, a Driving Assistance package, MBUX augmented navigation and a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel. For an extra £7,000, AMG Line Premium ups the game with 21-inch AMG multi-spoke wheels, a Burmester sound system and a 360-degree camera. AMG Line Premium Plus (a further £7,000) adds a gesture-controlled MBUX interior assistant among a few other things.
Luxury Line is a classic take on the EQS, doing away with AMG features. On the same level as AMG Line Premium, Microcut microfibre and Artico upholstery combined with ship’s deck wood ensure a more elegant look. A rose gold key fob, a round and heated steering wheel, 22-inch wheels, and comfort orientated seats and headrests enhance the luxury atmosphere. For a further £7,000, you can purchase the Exclusive Luxury Line. Here, multi-contour massage seats trimmed in full nappa leather, and an air-balance package are standard. As a £3,995 option, the rear luxury lounge package can be chosen, key features being electrically adjustable massage seats and an armrest with built-in wireless smartphone charging. Adaptive interior lighting, USB ports and MBUX interior assistant are included too.
Further standard equipment across the trim lines include Airmatic air suspension and a panoramic sunroof. All trims apart from the base AMG Line include Digital Light headlamps (high beam reaches up to 650m) and 10-degree rear axle steering.
Deliveries from Q2 2022 can be specified with the £7,995 Hyperscreen package (AMG Line Premium and above), containing OLED instruments, an enlarged centre console and a 12.3-inch display for the passenger within one piece of glass. Haptic feedback OLED displays and an augmented navigation head up display are all included. For now, there’s still the 12.3-inch OLED touchscreen console, also with haptic feedback.
The EQS450+ will soon be joined by the first electric AMG, the EQS53 making as much as 751bhp and on sale in 2022. Find out more about this new electric car and others.
5.2m-long EQS offered in several trim lines. Full width Hyperscreen available 2022.