I recently had the opportunity to spend a weekend driving around upstate New York in the luxurious Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic SUV. As a fan of luxurious SUVs, I was excited to see how this electric vehicle compared to its noisy, uncivilized engine counterparts. Turns out, it didn’t disappoint.
The EQS 580 4Matic SUV is the flagship electric SUV in Mercedes’ lineup. It features sleek and understated styling, with a shiny Twilight Blue metallic finish. Underneath its attractive exterior, dual motors generate 536 horsepower, powered by a 108.4 kWh battery. Mercedes claims a range of 285 miles on a full charge, which is impressive for a vehicle packed with luxury features.
Driving the 6,228-pound EQS SUV is a unique experience. It accelerates quickly, with a zero to 60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, but you do notice the mass of the car when you hit the accelerator. Different driving modes, including Sport, Comfort, Eco, and Custom, allow you to personalize the driving experience. Sport mode provides sharper handling without sacrificing comfort, while Eco mode offers smooth acceleration and energy-saving features.
What surprised me the most about the EQS SUV was its impressive range. Mercedes rates it for 285 miles per charge, but during my time with the vehicle, I exceeded that estimate. On a 190-mile journey, I used only 45% of the battery. Even when I plugged into a fast charger, the car’s display indicated that it had enough charge for another 100 miles. The only downside is that charging on a standard AC port is slow, taking more than 12 hours to reach a full charge.
One of the standout features of the EQS SUV is its technology. The “hyperscreen” dominating the entire dash is a touchscreen that incorporates screens for the passenger and center console, along with a digital display for the driver. The heads-up display offers augmented reality features, making navigation a breeze. Furthermore, the sleek design of the cabin, with turbine-like air vents and ambient lighting, adds to the overall luxurious feel.
In conclusion, the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic SUV is a classy and impressive electric ride. With its sleek design, impressive range, and cutting-edge technology, it showcases the future of luxury SUVs. If you’re in the market for a high-end electric vehicle, the EQS SUV should definitely be on your list.
– Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic SUV
– Mercedes-Benz Hyperscreen