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News 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Arrives as the Brand's First Premium EV SUV

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Arrives as the Brand’s First Premium EV SUV

EQS SUV ready to arrive at dealers this fall

  • More than 600 km WLTP Range

  • Offered with two electric drivelines

It’s the first electric SUV from Mercedes-Benz that isn’t based on an internal combustion platform. The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV joins the EQS sedan and offers a more popular shape, long range, and plenty of cabin space.

Mercedes-Benz has put the EQS SUV on the same platform as the sedan, and the two have the same wheelbase. The SUV is much taller, though it will be slightly shorter in length. Still, it’s long enough that Merc says four golf bags will fit in the boot, or you can get an optional third row with two more seats.

In the U.S., Mercedes-Benz will offer the EQS SUV in EQS 450+ rear-drive and EQS 580 4Matic AWD. Canada gets 580 4Matic and 450 4Matic models.

450+ means one motor in the rear making 355 hp and 419 lb-ft of torque, while 450 4Matic has the same power and 590 lb-ft from its pair of electric motors. The EQS SUV 580 will make 536 hp and 633 lb-ft from its twin motors.

Mercedes didn’t have EPA ranges with the release, but did say that a WLTP range of more than 600 km (373 miles) is possible depending on how the vehicle is equipped.

The massive 56-inch array of screens called Hyperscreen will be offered (and standard on 580). Air suspension will be standard with continuously adjustable damping and adjustable ride height. Rear-axle steering with up to 4.5-degrees of turn is standard too, with up to 10 degrees for an even tighter turning circle offered as a software update.

Lastly, the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV will get Plug & Charge easy-access charging and navigation with electric intelligence. The nav feature plots your route including charging stops, reacting dynamically to traffic and driving style changes. The SUV will be able to accept up to 200 kW charging, allowing a top-up in 31 minutes.

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is expected to arrive at dealers in the fourth quarter of this year.

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