2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS assessments: A heavyweight enters the ring with finesse

Pamela G. Knowles

“” never ever understood the reluctance of superluxury brands like Mercedes-Maybach and Rolls-Royce to embrace electrification earlier, as following-degree luxury. The EQS’s frictionless gait, majestic thrust and levitating refinement together the Oberalpstrasse will make a legacy S-Class come to feel like a coal-burning steamship. They should really have named it Regicide.

“Between the driver-centric functions is the rear-steering assist, chassis linkages that can flip the rear wheels up to 10% in either way. The program makes it possible for the 17+-foot luxo-liner to make an easy U-flip in just 35.7 ft. In mountain switchbacks, the rear steering allows whip the car’s major butt all-around the limited radii.

“The other invisible presence on the Oberalpstrasse was the Tesla Product S. Almost a 10 years right after the initially Tesla sedan was proclaimed the finest car or truck in the world, the EQS represents the prolonged-awaited counterpunch from Stuttgart, the empire striking back again. Absolutely with all all those in-dwelling geniuses, Daimler can ultimately lay a glove on Elon Musk’s chin?

“Not with this a single, not by the quantities. The EQS will occur to the U.S. this fall as either the EQS 450+ (solitary motor, rear push, 329 hp/419 lb-ft) or EQS 580 4Matic (dual motor, AWD, 516 hp/631 lb-ft put together). With just the 1 long lasting-magnet synchronous motor, the 450+ glides to 60 mph in a stately 5.9 seconds. The 580 4Matic does the deed in only 4.1 seconds. … In other strategies, the EQS antes up properly at Tesla’s desk. All models will be capable of substantial above-the-air (OTA) updates, like downloadable features and games. The cabin atmosphere is rarefied, with HEPA filtration, optional fragrance dispenser and far more indirect lighting than a Vincente Minnelli movie. The motorized doorway handles pop out like you-know-whose.

“The EQS will come to industry waving just one extra at the time-unthinkable number: the most affordable aerodynamic drag of any manufacturing automobile, a wraith-like, whispering .20 Cd, such as wheels and tires. This is just beneath the amount claimed by Tesla with the Product S a few months back (.208).”

— Dan Neil, The Wall Road Journal

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