The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EV ushers in a new era of palatial motoring


The all-new Mercedes-Benz EQS is the flagship of the German OEM’s electric fleet. It’s like no luxury EV you’ve ever seen, ushering in a new era of palatial electified motoring.

Says Mercedes: “Technology is tailored to serve every passenger in the spacious EQS cabin. It listens, and can tell who's speaking. Learns your face and fingerprint. It adapts to your habits, attends to your comfort, and anticipates your needs like no EV, or any car not born under the Star. Multiple screens unify under a single 56-inch span of high-tech glass. Standard on the EQS 580, the MBUX Hyperscreen uses artificial intelligence to bring features and commands to the surface on the go, a "zero-layer" menu concept for unmatched ease of use.”

“As many as 350 sensors maintain virtual vigilance on you, your passengers, and the world around your EQS. From standard state-of-the-art driving assists to extensive EV-specific protective measures, it's how the EQS looks out for you that'll make you'll look forward to every drive.”

“The advanced electric powertrain inspires a new era in style, but the EQS body is designed around you. Taut like an archer's bow, the shape optimizes cabin comfort and aerodynamic efficiency. Elegantly futuristic details captivate the eye, yet the wind barely notices the EQS sneaking through.”

“LED ambient lighting in the dash, doors and even the seats offers 64 colors you can select and change as you wish. Available four-stage filtration with a HEPA filter can pre-purify the cabin air to a new level of clean, then pair aromatherapy with a rejuvenating massage.”

Says reviewer Eric Stafford: “A vast and truly awe-inspiring interior, more range than German EV rivals, a showcase of Mercedes's latest technology. The all-electric EQS sedan combines Mercedes's luxury bona fides with noteworthy EV credentials and dazzling tech. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan is the flagship of the brand's electrified future and one of the fanciest EVs ever. We even named it to our 2022 Editors' Choice list. Its curvaceous body effortlessly slips through the air for maximum efficiency, and its palatial cabin boasts luxurious appointments and state-of-the-art features for the all-important wow factor. That's made most obvious by the optional glass-covered Hyperscreen dashboard.”

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan comes in 6 trims:

The EQS 450+ Sedan
5.9 sec acceleration - 0-60 / 329hp / 417 lb-ft torque / Electric motor Permanently Excited Synchronous (PSM)
Premium Trim – MSRP: $102,310
Exclusive Trim – MSRP: $105,710
Pinnacle Trim – MSTRP: $108,510

The EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan
4.1 sec acceleration - 0-60 / 516hp / 631 lb-ft torque / Electric motor Dual Permanently Excited Synchronous (PSM)
Premium Trim – MSRP: $125,900
Exclusive Trim – MSRP: $128.275
Pinnacle Trim – MSTRP: $131,050

Standard features on Premium trims include:
• Heated and ventilated front seats
• Luxury front head restraints, Luxury rear head restraints
•  A Panorama roof
• Dual-zone automatic climate control
• Pre-entry climate control
• Steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons
• Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), "Hey, Mercedes" keyword activation, Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding, Biometric authentication
• 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen central multimedia display
• MB Navigation with Electric Intelligence, MBUX Augmented Video for Navigation, Route-based Speed Adaptation, No-charge online navigation map updates for 1 year, Over-the-air software updates
• Front-cabin wireless charging with NFC pairing
• Burmester 3D Surround Sound system w/EV Sound, SiriusXM 6-month Platinum Plan trial subscription, HD Radio receiver, Wireless Apple CarPlay, Wireless Android Auto, Online Music Streaming, Bluetooth audio streaming, Hands-free Bluetooth interface
• Six 100W USB-C charging ports
• EQS Sound Experience
• 64-color LED ambient lighting
• Illuminated door sills
• LED logo projectors
•  Power-folding side mirrors
•  HANDS-FREE ACCESS, Illuminated entry system, KEYLESS-GO with seamless door handles
•  Electronic liftgate closer
•  Garage door opener
•  Rear 245kW permanently synchronous electric motor
•  Intelligent Energy Recovery with paddles
•  Advanced 107.8-kWh EV battery
•  Multiple charging options
•  Car-to-X Communication
•  LED DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps w/lightband, Adaptive Highbeam Assist

Safety features include: 
•  Active Brake Assist
•  Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call
•  Surround View System
•  PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist
•  Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
•  Active Steering Assist
•  Evasive Steering Assist
•  Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function
•  Front and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert w/pedestrian detection and automatic braking
•  Acoustic Vehicle Alert System
•  Active Emergency Stop Assist
•  Active Speed Limit Assist
•  Active Blind Spot Assist
•  Exit Warning Assist
•  Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Lane Change Assist
•  Extended Restart in Stop-and-Go Traffic
•  Active Stop-and-Go Assist

Both EQS models use a lithium-ion battery pack with a 07.8 kWh capacity. The EPA rates the EQS450+ at 350 miles of range and the EQS580 at 340 miles of range. EPA Fuel Economy Combined is 88 to 100 MPGe.

Concerning the interior, comfort and cargo, reviewer Eric Stafford says: “Inside, the EQS is lined with beautiful, high-quality materials and outfitted with countless luxury amenities. The roster of desirable features includes extensive ambient interior lighting, headrest pillows for front and rear passengers, and an Executive Rear Seat package. The latter includes adjustable back seats with massage functions, neck and shoulder heating, and an individual tablet to control the MBUX infotainment system. Still, the most notable option is what Mercedes calls Hyperscreen: a giant wall-to-wall panel of glass that stretches across the instrument panel and encompasses the infotainment system. While this digitized dashboard looks futuristic, the EQS does come standard with a more traditional dashboard. Thanks to a completely flat floor as well as a lengthy 126.4-inch wheelbase, the EQS has a spacious interior. Cargo space is also especially generous, thanks to its large hatchback.”

Mercedes' warranties are competitive with other German automakers, but are not particularly extensive. BMW offers complimentary maintenance, Mercedes does not. The Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles. The Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles. The Electrical components are covered for 10 years or 155,000 miles.