Persevering with our overview of the all-electric automobiles obtainable in the USA, let’s check out the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS Sedan.
The are at present 4 variations of the Mercedes-Benz EQS available on the market, together with the entry-level EQS 450+ (rear-wheel drive), the brand new EQS 450 4Matic (all-wheel drive), EQS 580 4Matic (additionally AWD), and the performance-oriented AMG EQS 4Matic+.
The 2023 mannequin 12 months is barely dearer than the 2022 mannequin 12 months and begins at an MSRP of $104,400 within the case of the EQS 450+ (up $2,090 from $102,310). On prime of that’s the vacation spot cost of $1,150 (as much as $100).
The all-wheel drive model is $3,000 dearer ($107,400), whereas the top-of-the-line common EQS 580 4Matic is priced at $125,950. The AMG EQS 4Matic+ begins at $147,550, in order that’s a reasonably important distinction.
As a result of Inflation Discount Act of 2022 (IRA), not one of the Mercedes-Benz EQS qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit score, because it’s approach above the worth cap of $55,000 and an imported mannequin. Because of this, the efficient price enhance of the EQS 450+ is almost $10,000, in comparison with the 2022 mannequin 12 months. The EQS 580 4Matic is $14,440 (or 13 %) dearer.
|Mannequin||Base Worth||Dest. Cost||Tax Credit score||Efficient Worth|
|2023 Mercedes EQS 450+ (RWD; 20-inch)||$104,400||+$1,150||N/A||$105,550|
|2023 Mercedes EQS 450 4Matic (AWD; 20-inch)||$107,400||+$1,150||N/A||$108,550|
|2023 Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic (AWD; 21-inch)||$125,950||+$1,150||N/A||$127,100|
|2023 Mercedes AMG EQS 4Matic+ (AWD; 21-inch)||$147,550||+$1,150||N/A||$148,700|
It will likely be attention-grabbing to see whether or not the upper costs have an effect on the EQS gross sales. Within the first quarter of 2023, greater than 2,000 items had been bought (on par with the earlier 12 months). For reference, the corporate bought barely over 3,000 S-Class (ICE) automobiles, which implies that there’s nonetheless plenty of potential for additional progress.
The entire Mercedes-Benz EQS variations are geared up with a 108.4-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery.
The producer says that the EPA vary of the EQS varies between 277 miles (the AMG EQS 4Matic+) and 350 miles (EQS 450+), though InsideEVs‘ 70 miles per hour check revealed that the 2022 EQS 450+ was in a position to obtain 395 miles on a cost. That is 45 miles or nearly 13 % greater than the EPA ranking. Nonetheless, if we dig a little bit deeper within the EPA paperwork, it seems that the ranking was voluntarily lowered from 355 miles (so the distinction could be 40 miles), and the automotive was rated for the 2-cycle check (ranges usually occur to be increased within the 5-cycle check). In different phrases, these rankings could be very conservative.
|2023 Mercedes EQS 450+ (RWD; 20-inch)||RWD||108.4||350 mi*
|2023 Mercedes EQS 450 4Matic (AWD; 20-inch)||AWD||108.4||340 mi
|2023 Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic (AWD; 21-inch)||AWD||108.4||340 mi*
|2023 Mercedes AMG EQS 4Matic+ (AWD; 21-inch)||AWD||108.4||277 mi*
* estimated/unofficial values
The height energy output of the EQS 450+ is about 245 kilowatts (kW). The EQS 4Matic has 265 kW and a dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain, which leads to faster acceleration (0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds).
The EQS 580 4Matic (AWD) has much more energy – 385 kW and accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, whereas the performance-oriented AMG EQS 4Matic+ with 560 kW of peak energy (increase), can speed up from 0 to 60 mph in simply 3.4 seconds.
An attention-grabbing factor is that earlier this 12 months, Mercedes-Benz launched a brand new efficiency acceleration on-demand improve, as a subscription service, which improves the acceleration of the EQS 450 4Matic, EQS 450 4Matic SUV, EQE 350 4Matic, EQE SUV 4Matic SUV.
Within the case of the EQS 450 4Matic, the 0-60 mph time is lowered by 0.8 seconds from 5.3 to 4.5, at an expense of $90/month, $900/12 months, or $2,950 for a lifetime of the car.
The 2023 Mercedes EQS 450 4Matic (AWD; 20-inch wheels) was just lately listed on the EPA web site, though the opposite three variations at present have solely the 2022 mannequin 12 months rankings (we guess that they may stay the identical within the case of the 2023 mannequin 12 months).
The vitality consumption of the 2023 Mercedes EQS 450 4Matic, together with charging losses, is 103 MPGe: 327 watt-hours per mile (203 Wh/km). Due to excellent aerodynamics, vitality consumption is even barely slower within the EPA Freeway cycle (105 MPGe).
|2023 Mercedes EQS 450 4Matic (AWD; 20-inch) :: EPA Vary ranking by InsideEVs
[Electric Vehicle 2-cycle label]
|340 miles (547 km)
328.2 miles (528.1 km)
354.4 miles (570.2 km)
|EPA Power consumption (together with charging losses):|
|103 MPGe: 327 Wh/mi (203 Wh/km)
101 MPGe: 334 Wh/mi (207 Wh/km)
105 MPGe: 321 Wh/mi (199 Wh/km)
The entire 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS variations are geared up with a 9.6-kW onboard charger, which is promised to recharge the battery from 10 to one hundred pc of state-of-charge (SOC) in 11.5 hours.
By way of DC quick charging, 10-80 % SOC recharge is feasible in 31 minutes at as much as 200 kilowatts of energy. Our evaluation in 2021 revealed that it is top-of-the-line outcomes available on the market.
Within the subsequent publish, we are going to check out the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV mannequin.