2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV
Sometimes it’s hard to predict the future, but the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS has it dead-on with its incredibly advanced electric drivetrain and a jaw-dropping array of equally futuristic features. The flagship electric SUV also pushes the envelope in terms of styling with its bold, breathtaking design. Each curve is purposely placed for optimized aerodynamics, all without taking away the quintessential Mercedes-Benz styling cues. Multiple drivetrain layouts and charging options also make the EQS a compelling choice for drivers who appreciate choice on top of boundless innovation and uncompromising luxury.
The Perfect Ride For…
Drivers in search of the next big thing. The EQS represents Mercedes-Benz’s first all-electric luxury SUV, riding on the same platform as the sedan that also shares its namesake. The end result is a vehicle that stirs both the body and soul, from its brilliantly-designed interior with incredible attention to the luxurious details to its efficient yet incredibly potent electric performance. The EQS SUV also one-ups its sedan counterpart with far more headroom, knee room, and shoulder room than the latter, not to mention the availability of 3rd-row seating. The EQS lets you set the mood with 64-color ambient lighting, which also includes a color scheme that’s unique to the electric series.
Drive and Handling
Power and efficiency come naturally to the 2023 EQS. The EQS 450+ model features a rear-wheel drive layout propelled by a single electric motor. The end result is 355 horsepower with 419 pound-feet of torque at the ready. The EQS 580 4MATIC adds a second motor for the front wheels, not only transforming the electric SUV into one with all-wheel drive capability but also giving it a healthy 536 horsepower and a substantial 633 pound-feet of torque. Charging via 240V wall box gives you a complete charge from 10 percent in 11.25 hours. Hooking up to a DC fast charger cuts that time down to 31 minutes.
As expected, the 2023 EQS has plenty of ride and handling tricks up its proverbial sleeve. The AIRMATIC Air Suspension with Adaptive Damping System ensures crisp handling with minimized roll during spirited driving and a soft, pliant ride for more relaxed moments. DYNAMIC SELECT lets you fine-tune your driving experience further with Individual driving modes you can customize yourself, as well as a quartet of standard driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport, and OFFROAD. Available only on the EQS 580 4MATIC, OFFROAD mode gives the vehicle an extra inch of ground clearance. The extra height is perfect for navigating steep driveways and unpaved roads. Rear-axle steering also makes it easier to maneuver into tight parking spots, with up to 10 degrees of steering articulation available.
The Mercedes-Benz User Experience Multimedia System surprises and delights users with its straightforward layout and a bounty of useful and innovative features. The Augmented Reality Navigation system seamlessly combines the digital world with real-world info so you can get to your destination faster and with fewer errors. Electric Intelligence plots the best route using weather, traffic, and topography information. It even shows charging stations along the way. The MBUX Hyperscreen takes things to the next level. A sweeping 56-inch curved glass panel houses three displays for navigation and multimedia experiences unlike any other vehicle.
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS isn’t complete without the features to make both driver and occupants safe during any drive. Active Lane Keeping and Blind Spot Assist, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and PRE-SAFE® PLUS are just some of the safety and driver-assistive features you’ll find with the Driver Assistance Package.
If you're not ready to dive into a fully-electric model just yet, we understand. Consider the GLA SUV instead! This compact crossover achieves outstanding fuel economy and still delivers everything you'd expect from Mercedes-Benz. Not sure what your next vehicle will be? Look at our new inventory or contact the Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis team. Our talented sales professionals excel at pairing our clients with their perfect vehicle.
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