Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ Launched At A Price Of Rs 2.45 Crore
Mercedes has released the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 in India, introducing the country to its top-of-the-line EV sedan, the EQS. At Rs 2.45 crore, it is Rs 88 lakh more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Rs 1.46 crore more expensive than the EQC, which is Mercedes’ only EV available for purchase in India.
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 will be imported into India as a CBU, and subsequently, Mercedes-Benz will also introduce the EQS 580, a non-AMG variant of the EQS that will be made in India.
A 400V, 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery within the EQS 53 may be charged using a fast charger at rates of up to 200 kW. Additionally, the EQS 53 receives custom wiring that enhances performance and extends its range to up to 586 km. According to AMG, the battery management system has been improved to improve the car’s performance in Sport and Sport+ modes.
Each axle of the EV has an electric motor designed specifically for AMG, and the Dynamic Plus package is standard on versions made for India. In Race Start mode, the EQS 53 produces 761 horsepower with the Dynamic Plus pack, and with the boost function engaged, it can generate a maximum torque of 1020 Nm. According to Mercedes-AMG, the EQS 53 has a peak speed of 250 kph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 in 3.4 seconds.
The multi-link front and rear suspension on the EQS 53 has undergone changes, according to AMG, including the rear axle beam, the subframe, and the engine mountings. It also has AMG’s Ride Control+ air suspension, which combines with rear-axle steering and electronically controlled active dampers.
The vehicle also comes with a variety of AMG driving modes that can be used to modify the synthesized sound, handling, power distribution, suspension, and battery management. Owners of the EQS 53 may also upgrade the battery management system through the internet.
The AMG Track Pace software, which is also included with the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53, permanently collects over 80 data points about the car when it is being driven on a racetrack.
The EQS also features bigger ceramic brakes as an option in addition to 21-inch wheels and high-performance AMG brakes as standard equipment. The EQS Sound Experience system now includes new AMG modes, which are available for Dynamic Plus models and offer “event sounds” for all vehicle operations.
The EQS 53 receives a variety of exclusive AMG stylistic components over its rounded and smooth cab-forward design, many of which reflect the traditional design cues seen on AMG’s ICE-powered vehicles. These include a customized front grille with a black panel and “hot-stamped” chrome vertical struts as well as an updated front bumper. While the AMG model shares the same 0.23Cd as the conventional EQS, AMG claims that it has improved the rear diffuser, side air intakes, and rear spoiler through the use of wind tunnel testing to optimize airflow.
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ introduces the “Hyperscreen” interior in India. The “Hyperscreen” basically consists of three panels connected by a single, continuous glass panel that runs from pillar to pillar across the dashboard. The 12.3-inch infotainment screens for the driver and front passenger are joined by a bigger 17.7-inch screen in the center. It has 8 CPUs and 24GB of RAM.
With the addition of a carbon fiber trim and an alcantara finish on the door pads and the steering wheel, the EQS 53’s interior sports some sporty features. The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 comes with amenities including a 64-color ambient lighting system, a Burmester sound system, massaging seats, and an optional Nappa leather interior.
The basic EQS will be debuted by Mercedes-Benz in the 580 configurations the following month, and unlike the AMG variant, it will enter India through the CKD process. You can read or see our review of this model, which we drove, here.
Mercedes-Benz also disclosed plans to establish the biggest “ultra-fast charging” network, which, according to the automaker, will reach 80% of India by the end of 2022. More than 20 180kW Ultra Fast DC chargers, more than 20 60kW Fast DC chargers, and more than 100 22kW AC chargers will be among them. Only Mercedes-Benz customers will have access to the fast charging network, which will be free for the first year. Mercedes-AMG is providing a battery guarantee for the EQS 53 that lasts up to 10 years or 2,50,000 miles.