When it comes time to discuss a luxury sedan, with all-wheel drive and all-electric capability, there are limited options that make sense.
In the Grasso garage this week, we tested Mercedes-Benz Electric Intelligence. The stylish EQS 580 4Matic features a futuristic exterior, comfortable and spacious interior, while offering a charging range of 340 miles. While the charging range “concern” is always top of mind, our EQS was really great. Similar to a regular petrol car, the EQS range concern was not there because I knew I could take a day trip or even a weekend without worries.
Wrapped in a flat Selenite Gray Magno, the look was a truly elegant choice. And the options abound because the EQS has 10 exterior colors and five interior colors, which is pretty cool. While ambient interior lighting is always something that makes Mercedes consumers happy, the Space Gray interior pairs well with natural basswood as an accent.
The EQS 580 Tester comes with a bunch of internal packages, too. The Executive Rear Seat Package offered heated, massaged rear seats, and an ergonomic central armrest with an MBUX tablet for wireless control and charging. The AMG Line Interior package offered appearance equipment such as steering wheel pedals, sport steering wheel and sport pedals. Finally, the Pinnacle cabin package is $4,350 and comes with four-zone climate control, power rear seats, and heated and ventilated front seats.
Warranties for the MB EQS 580 include a 4-year/50,000-mile New Vehicle Warranty, a 10-year/155,000-mile High Voltage Battery Warranty, and free 2-year or 20,000-mile factory scheduled maintenance. With these kinds of additions to our EQS, we now have the ability to take a deep breath and get a feel for what’s being offered, but more importantly, there’s coverage and safeguards in place to allay any concerns.
Although the EV wave is here, and with luxury companies like BMW and Mercedes Benz trying to keep up with fashion, the EQS 580 is definitely a decent choice. Do we like the S580 more? Yes, it looks more elegant and comfortable than the EQS, but I suppose BMW will have something to say with its version of its luxury EV superyacht, and we hope you’ll come to Grasso’s Garage soon for a slice of the review pie.
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MSRP: 125,900 dollars
As tested: 141,400 dollars
MPGe: 91 cities, 98 highways, 94.2 as tested