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Video Review: Mercedes-Benz EQS

Rory reviews the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS and pits it against the petrol S-Class to see whether battery is better in the luxury car market.

Published on 8 October 2021 | 0 min read

Rory Reid compares the Mercedes-Benz EQS, aka the all-electric version of the S-Class, with the big-dog S-Class, the S500, to see whether electrification brings benefits to the luxury car sector.
Mercedes EQS at a glance
Ahead of a full review, here’s what you need to know about the Mercedes EQS:
• Top speeds of 130mph • Single 329hp motor for 568Nm of torque • 0-62 in 6.2 seconds • Driving range of nearly 500 miles • Estimated price of £80,000+
What’s it like to drive the Mercedes-Benz EQS?
The first thing we have to mention is the MBUX Hyperscreen. It’s a stunning, 55-inch curved glass screen that integrates three displays and stretches from pillar to pillar. As soon as you see that laid out in front of you, you see that electric cars really are the cars of the future. If you’re not sold on cheaper fuelling, zero emissions and tax benefits, the tech in new electric cars is going to sway you at some point.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS has all the comfort and luxury of the S Class, but goes further with improved refinement and, as it’s an electric, there are no vibrations and no unwanted noise. The EQS is immersive: slide into the seat and you retreat from the outside world. Like any Mercedes-Benz, the EQS has quality worked into every corner. The EQS has automatic doors, ambient LED interior lighting, HEPA air filtration and a Burmester 4D Sound System with sound personalisation that allows you to add engine noise or cancel road vibrations for as quiet (or traditional) a driving experience as you want.
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