Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV – register your interest now

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV – register your interest now

    If you missed checking out the newly launched Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV over the PACE 2023 event the last weekend, not to worry. If you’re interested in the new EQS SUV, all you have to do is fill in the form below and a Mercedes-Benz sales advisor will be in touch with you.

    We’re getting the EQS SUV in 580 4Matic form, which means a dual-motor setup with 544 PS and 858 Nm of torque. Juiced by a 107.8 kWh battery, this big EV can travel up to 615 km on a single charge. 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and a 210 km/h top speed means it’s no slouch.

    Like the EQS sedan, the SUV has a very long list of equipment. Being a modern Mercedes-Benz, the dashboard has many screens and fascinating lighting, which is best experienced than described.

    It’s the third model to be based on the automaker’s dedicated electric platform called EVA (Electric Vehicle Architecture) after the EQE and the EQS sedan, which means its built on a dedicated EV platform instead of being converted from a shared ICE platform.

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  • Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic SUV EV launched in Malaysia – 544 PS/858 Nm, 615 km range, RM700k

    Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic SUV EV launched in Malaysia – 544 PS/858 Nm, 615 km range, RM700k

    Sighted since late August in an eye-catching Merdeka-themed livery, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has finally taken the wraps off the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV. Although available in three powertrain forms, MBM has opted to go with a sole variant for Malaysia, the seven-seater arriving here as a top-of-the-range EQS 580 4Matic, priced at RM699,888 (on-the-road without insurance, with 10% sales tax).

    It’s the third model to be based on the automaker’s dedicated electric platform called EVA (Electric Vehicle Architecture) after the EQE and the EQS sedan. Styling-wise, the vehicle shares much of the design cues seen on its stablemates. In front, there’s a covered grille with a gloss black finish, which is accompanied by three small triangles that serve as distinctive daytime running lights.

    Standard fit headlamps for the Malaysian model are Digital Light units, and there’s a light bar running beneath the bonnet shut line. At the back, there’s another light bar, and the rear lights feature interior graphics in the shape of a curved 3D helix, similar to the EQS sedan. Other design highlights include flush, retractable door handles as well as aluminium-look, illuminated running boards that have been aerodynamically optimised for the vehicle.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic SUV EV launched in Malaysia – 544 PS/858 Nm, 615 km range, RM700k

    The AMG Line exterior specified for the Malaysian EQS 580 brings along a more aggressive front bumper that comes with black trim to emphasise the slatted and larger side intakes as well as the lower intake. As for the wheels, they are 22-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy units, painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen finish.

    Powertrain-wise, the EQS 580 4Matic has a dual-motor setup that offers 544 PS (536 hp or 400 kW) and 858 Nm. Juiced by a floor-mounted lithium-ion battery with 12 cell modules and an energy capacity of 107.8 kWh, the SUV can travel up to 615 km on a single charge. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.6 seconds and a 210 km/h top speed.

    Neatly, MBM has specified the EQS with a 22 kW AC onboard charger (as standard, it’s 11 kW), making the car the first EQ model from the company to be fitted as such here. With 22 kW charging, getting the battery from a 0-100% state of charge takes five and a half hours. As for DC, the EQS supports up to 200 kW charging, enabling a 10-80% SoC to be reached in 31 minutes.

    An Airmatic air suspension with continuously adjustable damping ADS+ is fitted as standard, and the vehicle’s ground clearance can be raised by up to 25 mm up at speeds of up to 80 km/h. Additionally, in Comfort and Sport modes, the body is automatically lowered by 10 and 15 mm, respectively, at speeds above 110 km/h to reduce drag. Also fitted as standard is a rear-axle steering with a steering angle of 10 degrees for improved maneuverability.

    Inside, the EQS SUV carries over the EQS sedan’s dashboard, and screens again dominate the day. The SUV has a MBUX Hyperscreen that spans 141 cm and integrates three screens: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch central display and a 12.3-inch display for the front passenger. Additionally, there’s a head-up display with a display area of 77 inches.

    Trim and material specs for the EQS 580 include an Electric Art equipment line, which presents seat upholstery in Nappa leather black/space grey and brown open-pore magnolia wood trim elements with aluminium pattern accents.

    In terms of seat configuration and adjustment, the 40:20:40 folding split second row is electrically adjustable by up to 130 mm, so knee room in this area is anywhere between 830 and 960 mm, with up to 18 degrees of recline available.

    The seven-seat (2-3-2) configuration offers 800 litres of cargo space with the third row seats folded, and this increases to 2,020 litres with the second-row folded down as well. With both second and third rows up, boot space is 195 litres. In combination with the third seat row, an Easy Entry function is fitted as standard for the second seat row. For easier access all the way to the rear, the backrest moves forward beyond the usual adjustment range, by a total of up to 290 mm.

    That’s not all, because a MBUX Rear Seat Entertainment Plus package adds on two 11.6-inch displays with touch controls on the backrests of the driver and front passenger seats. The car also comes with a MBUX rear tablet, which can also be used outside the vehicle. A 15-speaker Burmester surround sound system, complete with Dolby Atmos, and an Energising Package ensures zen-like levels of travel.

    As for safety and driving assistance systems, the EQS SUV comes equipped with Driving Assistance Package Plus, which includes items such as Distronic Plus, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Steering Assist, Evasive manoeuvre support, Pre-Safe Impulse Side and rear sensors for the lane departure assistant. There’s also a Parking Package with 360-degree camera fitted as standard.

     
     
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV launching in Malaysia this Friday – one more EV by end of 2023, the EQE SUV?

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV launching in Malaysia this Friday – one more EV by end of 2023, the EQE SUV?

    Mercedes-Benz Malaysia president and CEO, Amanda Zhang, has confirmed that the EQS SUV will be launching in Malaysia this Friday, October 20. She said this in a Budget 2024 commentary, adding that MBM will launch another EV before the end of 2023.

    “Our momentum continues to grow, as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of the EQS SUV this Friday, with plans to launch another all-electric model before year end. These efforts underscore our dedication to providing innovative electric vehicles and contributing to a more sustainable future for our customers in Malaysia,” she said.

    The arrival of the EQS SUV isn’t really a surprise, given the fact that the three-row EV has been around town wearing an eye-catching Merdeka-themed livery since independence day.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV launching in Malaysia this Friday – one more EV by end of 2023, the EQE SUV?

    Said unit is an AMG Line car, but what isn’t confirmed is the variant (or variants) that will go on sale in Malaysia. The electric SUV is available in three specifications, starting with the EQS 450+, which has a rear motor offering 360 PS 265 kW) and 568 Nm of torque. Next up is an EQS 450 4Matic, which adds on a front motor for all-wheel-drive and a total of 360 PS and 800 Nm.

    At the top of the tree is the EQS 580 4Matic, which also has a dual-motor AWD layout, but packing 544 PS (400 kW) and 858 Nm of torque. All three variants feature a 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery. The RWD EQS 450+ has the longest range of up to 660 km on the WLTP cycle. Both the EQS 450 4Matic and EQS 580 4Matic have a claimed 613 km range.

    The EQS SUV is fitted with an 11 kW on-board AC charger, with a full charge taking about 10 hours. There’s a 22 kW AC option available, and this halves the charging time to five hours. For DC fast charging, the max rate is 200 kW, and at that rate, going from 10-80% state of charge takes 31 minutes. Click on these links for more on the EQS SUV and its EQS sedan counterpart.

    As for the other EV that will be reaching our shores before the year closes, could it be the EQE SUV? The smaller electric SUV has a 90.6 kWh battery, up to 408 PS/858 Nm and maximum claimed range of 590 km – see more here.

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  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV spied in Kuala Lumpur – three-row EV in Merdeka livery; local launch soon?

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV spied in Kuala Lumpur – three-row EV in Merdeka livery; local launch soon?

    The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV could be next from the brand to make its Malaysian arrival, if this Merdeka-themed example is any indication, which was sighted in the Suria KLCC premium parking area.

    Badging on the tailgate of this example has been covered by the themed wrap, though we know that the three-row electric SUV has been revealed to have three powertrain specifications earmarked for it from its global debut in April last year.

    The entry point to this model is the EQS 450+, which packs a rear-mounted and therefore RWD motor rated at 360 PS and 568 Nm of torque, and is joined by the closely-specced EQS 450 4Matic with another motor on the front axle for all-wheel-drive, offering a combined 360 PS and 800 Nm of torque. The former is the specification closest to that for the EQS four-door launched locally last July, which outputs 333 PS and 565 Nm.

    Meanwhile, top of the EQS SUV trio is the EQS 580 4Matic, which also gets a dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain, albeit a considerably more potent one that makes 544 PS and 858 Nm of torque. Given that all three variants get the same 107.8 kWh battery pack, the EQS 450+ has the longest battery range at 660 km, while the twin-motor duo are rated for 613 km of range each.

    The onboard charger for the EQS SUV supports 11 kW AC as standard for a full charge that will take about 10 hours, though this can be upgraded to a 22 kW AC unit that will halve the full-charge time to five hours. For DC charging, the SUV will take up to 200 kW, yielding a 10-80% charge time of just 31 minutes.

    Inside, the EQS SUV carries over the dashboard of the EQS four-door, meaning the inclusion of the full MBUX Hyperscreen complement that is 141 cm across and packs three screens – a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch central display and a 12.3-inch display for the front passenger, while a 77-inch head-up display can also be specified in overseas markets.

    When specified with the full three rows of seats in 2-3-2 configuration, luggage capacity in the EQS SUV with all three rows upright is 195 litres, or 800 litres with the third row folded. With the second and third rows of seats folded down, luggage capacity expands to 2,020 litres.

    As Malaysia celebrates its 66th Merdeka day this Thursday, more details about the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV could emerge soon, given the themed exterior of this example seen. Check out the full debut report, here.

     
     
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV debuts – 3-row EV with up to 660 km range, 544 PS, 858 Nm; MBUX Hyperscreen

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV debuts – 3-row EV with up to 660 km range, 544 PS, 858 Nm; MBUX Hyperscreen

    Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new EQS SUV, the third model to be based on its dedicated electric platform called EVA (Electric Vehicle Architecture) after the EQE and the EQS. Set to go on sale in the second half of this year, the EQS SUV will be available with three fully electric powertrains.

    The first is the EQS 450+ featuring a rear-mounted electric motor, or electric drive train (eATS) as the carmaker calls it, rated at 360 PS (355 hp or 265 kW) and 568 Nm of torque. This is followed by the EQS 450 4Matic, which adds another eATS at the front for all-wheel drive and a total system output of 360 PS (355 hp or 265 kW) and 800 Nm.

    At the very top is the EQS 580 4Matic that also gets a dual-motor setup, albeit with much higher outputs of 544 PS (536 hp or 400 kW) and 858 Nm. Of the three, the EQS 450+ offers the most range according to the WLTP standard at up to 660 km, while the remaining two maxes out at 613 km.

    All three share the same floor-mounted lithium-ion battery with 12 cell modules and an energy capacity of 107.8 kWh. The EQS SUV comes as standard with an on-board AC charger that can handle 11 kW, with a full charge taking about ten hours.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV debuts – 3-row EV with up to 660 km range, 544 PS, 858 Nm; MBUX Hyperscreen

    As an option, the on-board AC charger can be upgraded to support 22 kW, lowering the charging time to five hours. For even shorter charging times, there’s also DC charging support up to 200 kW that enables a 10-80% state of charge to be reached in just 31 minutes.

    Regenerative braking is also present to help recuperate energy for the battery, and drivers can choose from three levels: D+ (sailing), D (standard regeneration) and D- (enhanced regeneration). There’s also a D Auto option that lets the Eco Assistant dictate how much deceleration should take place, along with a one-pedal driving function.

    On variants with all-wheel drive, a Torque Shift function ensures continuously variable torque distribution between the electric motors depending on whether greater efficiency, energy recovery or traction is required.

    As for the chassis, the EQS SUV comes with a four-link axle at the front and an independent multi-link suspension at the rear. Airmatic air suspension with adaptive ADS+ dampers are standard equipment and the vehicle’s ground clearance can be raised by up to 25 mm up at speeds of up to 80 km/h. Additionally, in Comfort and Sport modes, the body is automatically lowered by 10 and 15 mm, respectively, at speeds above 110 km/h to reduce drag.

    Another driving-related feature is standard rear-axle steering with a steering angle of up to 4.5 degrees, or up to 10 degrees after paying for an over-the-air (OTA) upgrade. Most vehicle systems are linked to Dynamic Select, which allows drivers to choose from several drive modes, including Eco, Comfort, Sport and Individual – models with 4Matic gain an additional Offroad option.

    In terms of dimensions, the EQS SUV measures 5,125 mm, 1,959 mm wide, 1,718 mm tall and its wheelbase spans 3,210 mm. Compared to the EQS sedan, the SUV is shorter by 91 mm, but is wider by 33 mm and significantly taller by 206 mm – the wheelbase is shared between both.

    When parked next to the current X167 GLS, the company’s internal combustion engine-powered flagship SUV, the EQS SUV wins in terms of wheelbase (against 3,135 mm) but loses out when it comes to length (against 5,207 mm), width (against 2,157 mm) and height (against 1,823 mm).

    Design-wise, Mercedes-EQ’s first all-electric SUV sports familiar design cues also seen on its stablemates. Up front, there’s a covered grille with a gloss black finish, which is accompanied by three small triangles that serve as distinctive daytime running lights. The headlamps themselves come with the LED High Performance system as standard, although customers can upgrade to the Digital Light system that also nets them a light bar running beneath the bonnet shut line.

    Moving to the rear, we find another light bar and the elements of the slim taillights have the shape of a curved 3D helix, similar to the EQS sedan. Similarly, the sides sport smooth surfacing, retractable door handles as well as aerodynamically optimised wheels and running boards to make it as slippery when cutting through the air.

    The standard front bumper of the EQS SUV features comma-shaped fog lamp enclosures and a faux skid plate, with the latter being finished in chrome and replicated for the rear bumper as well. With the AMG Line package, a more aggressive front bumper is fitted that comes with black trim that emphasises the slatted and larger side intakes as well as the lower intake. The skid plates are also removed as a result, with the rear sprouting fake exhausts trimmed in chrome instead.

    Inside, the EQS SUV carries over the EQS sedan’s dashboard, with the highlight being the optional MBUX Hyperscreen that spans 141 cm and integrates three screens: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch central display and a 12.3-inch display for the front passenger – a head-up display with a display area of 77 inches is also available. Lesser configurations get a smaller 12.8-inch central display and no dedicated front passenger screen.

    Powered by the second-generation Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, users can expect a wide range of connected services, connectivity options, a digital voice assistant, personalisation options and EV-specific functions and displays. Artificial intelligence also ensures the system is context-aware to provide helpful suggestions relative to the user’s behaviours and patterns.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV debuts – 3-row EV with up to 660 km range, 544 PS, 858 Nm; MBUX Hyperscreen

    As you would expect of the carmaker’s flagship electric SUV, there’s no shortage of premium materials and ambient lighting on show to create a luxurious living space. For comfort, Thermatic dual-zone climate control comes standard, but can be upgraded to the Thermotronic four-zone system as an option.

    Meanwhile, Energizing Air Control Plus ensures the air within the cabin is filtered and perfumed with the Air-Balance Package. Energizing Comfort and Energizing Coach also offers various programmes that ties into interior functions to maintain the driver’s physical well-being.

    Customers can specify the MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment Plus package that includes two 11.6-inch touchscreens for second-row passengers – a dedicated tablet is also optionally available. For those that want the best aural experience, Dolby Atmos is offered with the Burmester sound system, which has 15 speakers.

    A total of three soundscapes are also available via the Sound Experiences system with the Burmester sound system – Silver Waves and Vivid Flux – with Roaring Pulse being an option that can be unlocked via an OTA update, along with plenty of other functions.

    Shifting the focus to practicality instead, the EQS SUV can be specified with either five (2-3 layout) or seven (2-3-2 layout) seats. As standard, the second row is electrically adjustable by up to 130 mm, so knee room in this area is anywhere between 830 and 960 mm, with up to 18 degrees of recline available.

    With the second-row seats brought as far forward as possible, the boot space expands from 645 litres to 880 litres – Mercedes-Benz says you can fit 24 crates of mineral water or four golf bags as a result. However, when the 40:20:40 split-folding second row is brought down entirely, you get a cavernous 2,100 litres.

    Throw in a third row of seats, and the available boot space becomes 195 litres, or 800 litres when the third-row seats are folded into the load floor mechanically, or 2,020 litres when both the second and third rows are folded down.

    Lastly, safety. Mercedes-Benz offers four modular equipment packages for the EQS SUV in this regard, with the standard Advanced Package coming with the Assistant Package: Active Distance Assist Distronic (active cruise control), Blind Spot Assist and exit warning function and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV debuts – 3-row EV with up to 660 km range, 544 PS, 858 Nm; MBUX Hyperscreen

    Those who opt for the Advanced Plus, Premium or Premium Plus Package will get the Driving Assistance Package Plus instead, which includes Active Steering Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and exit warning function and Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function. These add to the existing Pre-Safe and other passive systems already onboard.

    No shortage of parking assistance too, with Remote Parking Assist, Memory Parking Assist, pre-installed Intelligent Park Pilot, Active Parking Assist, Drive Away Assist and Active Ambient Lighting are available to customers.

    The EQS SUV will be joined by a Maybach version in the future as previewed by the Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS last September. It will also have a smaller high-riding sibling in the form of the EQE SUV sometime this year.

     
     
 
 
 

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