2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Arrives in the UK Market
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its latest electric offering, the 2023 EQS SUV, in the UK market. Starting at £129,170 for the AMG Line Premium Plus version, this luxury EV boasts impressive features, technology, and design, making it a strong contender in the rapidly growing electric vehicle segment.
Range and Performance
The EQS SUV comes in two variants: the four-wheel drive EQS 450 4MATIC with up to 365 miles (589 km) of range and the four-wheel drive EQS 580 4MATIC, offering up to 364 miles (586 km) of range. The EQS 450 4MATIC can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 6 seconds, while the EQS 580 4MATIC is even quicker, taking only 4.6 seconds. Both models feature rear-wheel steering with up to 10 degrees as standard, providing agility around town and improved stability and dynamics at higher speeds.
Interior Design and Luxury
The interior of the EQS SUV exudes luxury, with Nappa leather in black or beige colourways and either anthracite wood trim for the AMG Line Premium Plus or ship deck wood for the Business Class trim. Functionality is also prioritised, with seven seats offered as standard in the EQS SUV.
Technology is at the forefront of the EQS SUV, with the Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen infotainment system, Heads-Up display, Burmester sound system complete with Dolby Atmos, and the latest generation MBUX infotainment system. The "Hey Mercedes" interior assistant allows drivers to control various vehicle functions, such as interior lighting colours and locating the nearest EV rapid charger, using voice commands.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV (UK-Spec)
The EQS SUV features unique off-road capabilities, with a 25mm adjustable ride height using the standard AIRMATIC air suspension and a dedicated OFF ROAD mode in the dynamic select driving modes. Off-road displays for the MBUX system and a digital compass in the Heads-Up display further enhance the SUV's off-road credentials.
Comfort and Refinement
Mercedes-Benz has taken extra care to ensure a comfortable and refined ride in the EQS SUV, using special acoustic foams and rubber insulation for the electric drive units to reduce cabin noise. The Burmester sound system, with Dolby Atmos and Apple Spatial Audio, delivers an immersive audio experience.
Buyers can choose from a variety of high-quality paint options, including Obsidian Black, Sodalite Blue, High-tech Silver, Emerald Green, Selenite Grey, MANUFAKTUR Diamond White, and MANUFAKTUR Alpine Grey. Two model lines are available for both the EQS SUV 450 4MATIC and EQS SUV 580 4MATIC: the Premium Plus, featuring Digital Light with Light band, Panoramic Roof, 21" alloys, Nappa Leather, and Head-up Display; and the Business Class, which includes MBUX Augmented Head-up display, rear entertainment, and the Energising Comfort Package.