The EQS starts at $102,310 before delivery fees or incentives have been factored in.
Mercedes EQS pricing has been revealed for the US market ahead of first deliveries this fall. Initially two trim levels will be available: the RWD EQS 450+ and the AWD EQS 580 4MATIC.
The EQS 450+ starts at $102,310 – however after the $1,050 Destination Charge and $7,500 Federal Tax Credit have been factored in it has an effective starting price of $95,860. The 450+ has a 487 mile WLTP range and comes with a 107.8kWh battery pack as standard. A cheaper version with a 90kWh pack will be available in the future. The 450+ does not get the 56” MBUX Hyperscreen as standard but instead the same 12.8” display found in the new S-Class. Total power output is 329 bhp meanwhile 0-60 mph takes 6.2 seconds, but lets face it – most EQS buyers (bar those after 2022’s EQS AMG 53) couldn’t give a damn about performance figures. Range, luxury, tech and comfort is clearly the priority.
Meanwhile, the AWD 580 4MATIC starts at $119,110 (or $112,660 after delivery and tax credit). Due to its AWD configuration and added performance (516 bhp, 4.3 second 0-60 mph time) it has marginally less range – 420 miles per charge WLTP. It comes with the 56” MBUX Hyperscreen as standard, along with a host of other premium options.
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