Mercedes Benz India today launched the AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ in India starting at INR 2.45crores ex-showroom.
The performance sedan will be brought into the country as a CBU, and will be the first EV by the German luxury brand. The EQS 53 will be the first in line of three EV’s Mercedes has planned for India in 2022.
In addition to the EQ brand in the country, the auto giant has also announced their plans to establish an “Ultra-fast charging network” for Mercedes customers only, which also includes an investment upwards of INR 15Crores into the same.
About the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53:
The new EQS 53 will be the performance-oriented iteration of Mercedes’ flagship EV sedan, the EQS. The luxury sedan comes with a relatively massive 107.7kWh battery with two motors in each of the front and rear axles. Total power output comes up to a massive 761hp (in Race Start mode with boost function) in addition to a max torque of 1020Nm. The EV gets the 0-100kmph sprint in 3.4s, and can go up to 250kmph on the Dynamic Pack.
Mercedes claims the EQS to have a drag coefficient of 0.23, which is one of the lowest in any road car. This means that the EV can slip through air as smooth as possible, thereby increasing aerodynamic efficiency and range. Speaking of which, it gets a maximum range of 586km (WLTP cycle).
The car’s charging architecture gives it the capability to top up a 300km range in just 19mins. It can charge up with a maximum of 200kW DC charging. Mercedes says efficient and intelligent thermal management of the battery plays its part in shortening charging times.
The EQS 53 even gets tires tailor made to the car. Apart from the 21-inches of monstrosity, Merc’s flagship electric car gets Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires, tuned for heavy EV-typical accelerations and torque delivery.
Being the EV equivalent of S-Class, one can expect similar, if not greater, levels of comfort. EQS 53 gets the AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension system, an air suspension system combined with adaptive dampers, in addition to the rear-axle steering which comes as standard. The rear wheels of the EQS 53 can turn up to 9-degrees, enhancing the handling of a car this size.
On the interior, the EQS 53 debuts the MBUX Hyperscreen in India. It is the 56-inch infotainment screen, largest ever mounted on a series production car, which consists of 3 screens spanning between the driver’s display, central infotainment screen and passenger’s display. It comes equipped with Haptic feedback and games that customers can play to “kill time in traffic”; as whacky as it gets.
Launch and Price:
The AMG EQS 53 is currently on sale for an astronomical INR 2.45Crores (ex-showroom), with options as additional. The EQS 580 is also set to be launched in September as a CKD, thereby keeping prices down.