The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ is the first all-electric, high-performance saloon from Mercedes-AMG. With specs and prices revealed for the UK market, let’s take a closer look at what the car has to offer drivers.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ – two standout models
Available in two model lines: Night Edition and Touring, both versions feature a 4WD, and a dual-motor AMG electric drivetrain producing 658 hp and 950 Nm. If the optional AMG Performance Package is chosen with the Night Edition, this is slightly higher at 761 hp and 1,020 Nm. The Touring is also available with a Rear Luxury Lounge package.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ – standard specification
Standard specification for both model lines includes a range of tech, safety, and design features. You’ll get a Hyperscreen Package with augmented reality head-up display; Nappa leather upholstery; and a Burmester surround sound system. The Parking package has Active Parking Assist and a 360-degree camera; AMG specific sound programmes; and Driving Assistance Package Plus.
When it comes to design, the standard spec includes a raft of strong features. This includes AMG black panel radiator grille with hot-stamped vertical struts in chrome; AMG front bumper painted in body colour; AMG side skirts; AMG rear apron painted in vehicle colour with diffuser-style inserts; and AMG spoiler lip on the boot lid. Inside, there’s an AMG Steering wheel, floor mats and interior detailing.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ – Night Edition
The Night Edition combines performance-focussed AMG body styling with 21” AMG alloy wheels, while the interior features a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel, sports pedals and full leather upholstery. These features are enhanced by the optional AMG Performance Package, available exclusively with the Night Edition.
Priced at £8,995 inc. VAT, the AMG Performance Package adds a slew of features to the car. This includes the AMG high performance ceramic composite braking system; AMG Dynamic Plus boost for Race Start – increasing maximum power and torque for short bursts. There’s the AMG Sound Experience Performance with Balanced, Sport and Powerful modes; AMG Driver’s Package with maximum top speed increased to 155 mph; AMG Track Pace; and AMG carbon-fibre trim.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ – Touring
The Touring offers comfortable, classy performance and styling – with 22” AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels and Ambient Lighting inside the cabin. These features are enhanced by the optional Rear Luxury Lounge package, which is available exclusively with Touring and costs £2,995 inc. VAT.
This package adds: Exclusive Nappa leather comfort seats in Black; electrically adjustable rear seats including sidebags in the rear; luxury head restraints in the rear; MBUX rear tablet; neck and shoulder heating in the rear; climate control for rear seats; and comfort rear armrests. There’s also a wireless charging system for mobile devices in the rear; as well as rear multi-contour seats and seat heating plus; and additional USB ports.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ – electric charging and range
With a range of up to 358 miles (WLTP) from its 107.8 kWh battery, the EQS 53 4MATIC+ sprints from 0 to 62mph in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 137mph. The EQS 53 Night Edition with the optional AMG Performance Package has a 0 to 62mph time of 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
All EQS models come with a three-year Mercedes me Charge subscription, providing access to a growing network of public charging providers in the UK. With Mercedes me Charge, customers have one account, one monthly invoice, and can access a wide network of chargers. Drivers will start charging sessions through the Mbux system in the car or simply by tapping their RFID card.
This also includes a six-month bp pulse+ subscription – which provides free/lower cost charging at bp pulse charging stations. It also includes a one-year Ionity unlimited membership with free charging at Ionity rapid-charging stations.