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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Its First Fully-Electric SUV with the 536-HP EQS

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Though Mercedes-Benz didn’t release its first fully-electric car until April of 2021, it’s abundantly clear that the German automaker would be hitting the ground running when it finally tossed its hat into the EV ring, largely thanks to its ultra-modular EVA2 platform. And after using this purpose-built EV architecture to deliver the EQS and the more compact EQE sedans, the company has now used the platform as the basis of its first-ever fully-electric sport-utility model with the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV.

Like the current EQS sedan, the EQS SUV will initially be offered in two different trim levels: the 450+ and the 580 4MATIC — the former of which boasts a single 265kW (355hp) rear-axle motor that produces 419ft-lbs of torque while the latter packs a dual-motor setup that’s equipped with MB’s Torque Shift function and cranks out 400kW (536hp) and 633ft-lbs of instantaneous torque. Mercedes has yet to announce 0-60mph times for either variant.

Sharing the same futuristic design language as the EQS sedan, as well as its pillar-to-pillar Hyperscreen dash, the fully-electric SUV also boasts a three-row, seven-seat configuration and a 107.8kWh battery that affords a range of almost 375 miles on a single charge. The SUV also features the same 126” wheelbase as the sedan, though is obviously taller (by 7.8”) and markedly roomier with a whopping 74 cubic feet of storage space — albeit presumably at the cost of a less slippery drag coefficient.

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is scheduled for a U.S. market release later this year, and while pricing has yet to be revealed, we anticipate the battery-powered sport utility vehicle to carry an MSRP somewhere in the neighborhood of $110,000 to $130,000, depending on the trim level.

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Photo: Mercedes-Benz
Photo: Mercedes-Benz
Photo: Mercedes-Benz