The MERCEDES EQS 450+ offers impressive performance, with a single 325 hp electric drive motor providing 0-100 km/h acceleration in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 210 km/h. Further modifications to the EQS 580 4Matic include two motors, reducing the range to 675 km, but the 0-100 km/h acceleration is reduced by almost two seconds. An AMG version with over 700 hp is also expected.
The EQS has up to 10 degrees of rear-wheel steer, which provides the manoeuvrability of a compact car and exceptional stability at high speeds. The vehicle has an air suspension that can store and share information about bumps in the road with other Mercedes vehicles in the area.
The interior of the EQS is outstanding, with leather, exquisite untreated wood and, if selected, an optional 55-inch 'Hyperscreen' panel offering one of the most impressive interfaces in motoring.
The EQS can be charged at up to 200kW, which is slower than the Audi e-tron GT, Porsche Taycan and Tesla. However, the EQS can charge from 10 to 80 percent in half an hour, or two hours at a 50kW station. The car offers the convenience of single-card charging via MercedesMe Charge.
The EQS combines all the benefits of an electric car - smoothness, quietness, seamless performance and intelligent body construction - with everything Mercedes has learned from decades of luxury car manufacturing.
Some potential drawbacks of EQS include the challenges of the 'Hyperscreen' interface and touch management, which can prove difficult for people with less technological skills. Also, normal driving may reduce the range by 80-100 km from the advertised range. However, these are not drawbacks specific to the EQS or to electric cars in general