Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 Launched At Rs 1.55 Crore
The price of the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic in India is Rs. 1.55 crore (ex-showroom). The locally made vehicle is Rs 90 lakh less expensive than the completely imported AMG version and stands below the recently released Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 S. The EQS 580 4Matic has the longest range of any EV presently offered in India with an ARAI-certified range of 857km.
Interestingly, the EQS also offers a Rs 5 lakh (ex-showroom) discount on the locally built S-Class due to a reduced GST rate for electric cars of 5% as opposed to a GST rate of 28% for ICE-powered versions. The ultimate on-road pricing differential between the EQS and the S-Class is higher due to the fact that most states have eliminated the road tax for electric vehicles.
The only place besides Germany where the EQS is built is India, making the EQS 580 4Matic the first domestically assembled EV from Mercedes-Benz.
As might be expected, the EQS 580 4Matic is more subdued in appearance than the EQS 53. Less aggressive 20-inch wheels with a five-spoke design are added, along with a less aggressive front bumper design. The blanked-out grille also has multiple lighted three-pointed stars. The EQS 580 4Matic is just little shorter in length than the S-Class at 5,126mm, but they share a nearly identical 3,210mm wheelbase.
The EQS 580, which Mercedes-Benz claims to be the most aerodynamic production vehicle in the world, has a drag coefficient of 0.20Cd, which is even lower than the 0.23Cd of the EQS 53.
The automaker offers two inside upholstery options and a total of five exterior colour options for the EQS 580 4Matic.
The EQS 580 has a 107.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack, just like the EQS 53. Two electric motors—one on each axle—receive power from it, producing a total 523 horsepower and 855 Nm of torque. It has 165Nm less torque and 238 less horsepower than the EQS 53. The EQS 580 4Matic can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 4.3 seconds and has a top speed cap of 210 kph thanks to all that power.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 has an ARAI-certified range of 857 kilometres on a single charge and the battery pack is compatible with 200 kW rapid charging.
The EQS 580 receives a “Hyperscreen,” which is effectively three screens connected by a single continuous glass panel that extends pillar to pillar across the length of the dashboard, similar to the EQS 53. 12.3-inch screens are provided for the driver and front passenger, while the 17.7-inch infotainment system is located in the centre. Users receive haptic stimulation from 12 actuators, and games are pre-installed on the Hyperscreen.
Additionally, the EQS 580 4Matic has air filtration, a Burmester 3D sound system, 3D maps, a heads-up display, massaging functionality for the front seats, and an MBUX tablet that resembles the S-Class for the passengers in the back seats. The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 was given a complete five-star crash test rating by Euro NCAP and is fitted with nine airbags, lane change and lane maintenance assistance, and an emergency stop system. Rear-wheel steering is also a feature of the EQS 580 4Matic, although it will only be made available to the first 500 buyers.
Speaking of competitors, the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic goes up against cars like the Porsche Taycan and the Audi e-tron GT.
Mercedes-Benz will add the EQB all-electric SUV to its India EV lineup after the EQS 580.
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