Mercedes-Benz Launches The All-Electric EQS Priced At $100,000
Mercedes-Benz has announced the models and configuration options for the all-electric EQS in Europe and, importantly, we have prices as well.
The German manufacturer’s new flagship electric vehicle starts at €106,374 — a number which means a rough US price of $100,000 before taxes are added on. That might sound like a lot, bit the S-Class has always been a costly car and sits at the top of the company’s lineup in terms of features and luxury.
Set to begin deliveries next month, the EQS comes in two versions — EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC. The latter is the big boy version with its 4.3-second 0-62mph time.
This being a luxury car, the options available are plentiful and costly, although as Electrek notes, there are some bundles that make the whole thing a little easier.
The Advanced Package (2082.50 euros) includes the Assistance Package with the three driving assistance systems Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist. Other components include MBUX Augmented Reality Navigation, illuminated door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering and a stowage compartment under the centre console.
The Advanced Plus package (7021 euros) includes the Driving Assistance package Plus, the Parking Package with 360° camera and DIGITAL LIGHT in addition to the Advanced Package. DIGITAL LIGHT has a light module with three extremely powerful LEDs in each headlamp, whose light is refracted and directed by 1.3 million micro-mirrors. The revolutionary headlamp technology can also project guide markings or warning symbols onto the road. Two assistance functions are new: the EQS can indicate the start of a cooperative lane change and warn or give a directional instruction if Lane Keeping Assist or Blind Spot Assist detects a hazard.
The Premium Package (11,781 euros) elevates the EQS to a top equipment level. The equipment details in addition to the contents of the Advanced and Advanced Plus Packages: panoramic sliding sunroof, Burmester® surround sound system, head-up display and THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control.
The Premium Plus Package (14,994 euros) offers even more comfort. In addition to the contents of the Advanced Package and the Premium Package, it includes leather-upholstered multicontour seats for the driver and front passenger as well as the AIR-BALANCE Package.
Really want to go all-out? The Edition 1 version of the car will sell for an extra €18,433.10 and comes with a whole ton of improvements including 21-inch wheels, nappa leather upholstery, and designer seat belt buckles.