250 km in 15 minutes charging (photo: manufacturer website)
Mercedes, determined to weaken the electric luxury segment, has been spreading its EQ family models throughout its supply chain for years, but this time we are dealing with the top end literally - in terms of positioning and dimensions.
A year after it was first revealed, the EQS SUV, the crossover version of the manufacturer's electric flagship, arrives in Israel.
Measuring 5.12 meters from end to end, 1.96 meters wide and 1.71 meters high, it is a little smaller than its gasoline counterpart the GLS and the BMW X7, but surpasses both in the important figure of the wheelbase that affects the interior space most of all - when It stands at 3.21 meters (3.13 meters in the GLS and 3.10 in the X7).
Gets the latest MBUX system (photo: manufacturer's website)
The EQS SUV comes to Israel in two versions, both with two engines that provide dual drive and a 108.4 kWh battery that will bring it to a declared range of 579 km.
The 450 4Matic will be the entry version with two engines with a combined power of 360 hp and 81.5 kg, it will reach 100 km/h in 6 seconds and a maximum of 210 km.
The second version is the 580 4Matic here with a power of 544 hp and 87.5 kg. The most significant change is in the acceleration - 4.6 seconds to 100, while the maximum speed remains the same - 210 km/h
. For fast chargers of up to 200 kW, this means that at the full charging rate it will add 250 km in 15 minutes of charging.
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Also comes in a 7-seat version, the middle one moves on a rail (photo: manufacturer's website)
In the driver's area, the EQS SUV receives the MBUX operating system in its latest generation, on its two giant screens - the one for the 12.9-inch dashboard and the one for the 12.3-inch multimedia system with compatibility for Android and Apple devices.
Control from the steering wheel on the level of regenerative charging, a wireless charging surface for those sitting in the back, electric leather seats, heated and ventilated and with massage and dynamic support that inflates the seat cushions in turns to support the body.
Top display on the windshield, air shocks, rear steering, augmented reality for navigation, LED lighting with more than a million pixels per lighting unit.
I see that you are a bit tired and it's a pity, because we are only at the entry level.
Air shock absorbers allow the suspension of the chassis to a ventral space of up to 25 cm (photo: manufacturer's website)
In this top trim level that comes with the 580 4Matic, a third 12.3-inch screen in front of the passenger is added, the multimedia screen grows to 17.7 inches and a wood finish on the central console.
The AMG Line trim level adds sporty exterior and interior design packages.
The EQS SUV is also available in a 7-seat configuration.
There the rim diameter drops from 22 to 21 inches, the climate control with 4 zones instead of two in the 5-seat version.
The safety systems include a distance warning, automatic braking, a hearing protection system in the event of an accident, use of the seat cushions to keep the driver or passenger away from the door in the event of a side impact, lane departure correction, a vehicle warning in a "dead zone" with a warning from opening a door in the event of a passing vehicle , adaptive cruise control, lane deviation correction, emergency maneuver assistance and more.
5.12 meters from end to end (photo: manufacturer's website)
EQS SUV prices start at NIS 990,000 for the 450 version in the Platinum EV Plus trim level, if you want it with 7 seats, the price rises to NIS 1.06 million.
The AMG Line version will cost NIS 1.06 million.
If you want to go for the muscle version, that of the 580, the prices start at NIS 1.25 million for the Platinum EV Plus, for the 7-seat version you will pay an additional NIS 50,000 to NIS 1.3 million, and at the top end, at NIS 1.35 million, is the version of the AMG line.