The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS is the first model from the all-electric Mercedes-EQ sub-brand. The EQS is equivalent to the gas-powered S-Class sedan, which has set the luxury standard for decades. That means you can expect exotic technology features and unparalleled ride comfort at a price level to match.
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS
When the EQS goes on sale this fall, it will be offered in two trim levels. The EQS 450+ is the standard rear-wheel-drive model, with its single electric motor producing 329 horsepower and 419 lb-ft of torque. If you need the extra traction — or, let's face it, you want a seriously quick EV — the EQS 580 4Matic adds a front motor to provide all-wheel drive. Output increases to a robust 516 hp and 631 lb-ft. Both models utilize a 107.8-kWh battery pack located beneath the floor.
The short answer? Like a really quiet Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is already nearly silent.
The short answer? Like a really comfortable Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is already incredibly comfortable.
The short answer? Like a really futuristic Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is already cool and modern.
The short answer? Like a cutting-edge Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is already high-tech.
Unlike the S-Class, the EQS has a large hatch instead of a traditional trunk. Cargo space is a generous 22 cubic feet, which is smaller than the Tesla Model S and larger than the Porsche Taycan. Sadly, there is no frunk (front trunk), but the main cargo area should easily suffice.
The short answer? Like an S-Class but better.