2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Three-Row EV First Look

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The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS is an all-electric SUV that will share a platform and myriad other components with the EQS sedan version. However, unlike other Mercedes SUVs, the new EQS features better-quality materials, and it feels airier thanks to a great arrangement inside and third row that can fit up to seven occupants.

It’s also the first one that will be available with Mercedes’ new 56-inch Hyperscreen, dazzled by the massive glass panel that stretches across the dashboard. As far as we know, the lineup of EQS starts with a rear-drive EQS480+, which is able to produce 355-hp, while the second option is an all-wheel-drive EQS580 that produces 536-hp. Moreover, both mentioned models are expected to provide at least 300 miles of estimated range.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Exterior Design

At first glance, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS looks like a really futuristic SUV. Similar in size as the Mercedes GLS, the EQS is a few inches shorter, about 4 inches lower, nearly 3 inches narrower. However, thanks to that, it features greater sleekness both visibly and under the body.

The grille is also attractive, and it houses cameras, ultrasound sensors, and radar equipment. The rear of the new EQS SUV is simple and clean, while a side profile reveals stylish (20-inch or 21-inch).

Futuristic and Comfy Interior

Inside, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS is one of the most luxurious SUV on the market. Of course, depending on model, the design and materials will vary. For example, if you decide for the EQS 450+ model, you will get a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 12.8-inch infotainment touchscreen. However, choosing the more equipped and expensive EQS 580 model, expect more quality materials and impressive MBUX Hyperscreen, which is optional in the 450+ variant.

Also, as standard the Mercedes-Benz EQS includes many features. It comes with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, wireless charging, six USB-C ports, natural voice recognition, navigation, and a 15-speaker Burmester surround-sound system. A full set of driver assistance features is available as well. With the base model you will get forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with active braking inputs, self-parking, 360-degree camera system, and adaptive cruise control.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS interior

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Motor Specs

As the sedan version, the new 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV will use a similar electric powertrain, albeit not identical. The EQS450+ will be powered by an electric motor hooked to the rear wheels, producing 335 horsepower. The more powerful is an EQS580 that comes optional.

This model produces 536 horsepower and 633 pound-feet of torque. It uses two electric motors attached to the front and rear, which provides all-wheel drive.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS platform

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Price, Release Date

As we said, the forthcoming 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS is an all-electric SUV that will be available in two different configurations. The EQS450+ comes with one electric motor, and it costs $114,000. However, the more powerful EQS580 offers two electric motors and starts at $130,000.

Just for comparison, the BMW iX is also an all-electric luxury SUV, which starts at around $80K for the xDrive50. The sales of both EQS450+ and EQS 580 will begin later in 2022, most likely this Septemberr.

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