First Impressions of the Fully Battery-Powered 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC Sedan. This is the electric we’ve been waiting for the first fully battery-powered Mercedes-Benz. It’s been closely a decade since Tesla launched the Model S.
For carbon-conscious buyers crossing their fingers for an authentic luxury driving involvement, it’s felt a bit like we’ve been to come for Godot and not just a novel car. But the novel Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC sedan has lastly arrived, bringing S-Class wealth with electric power supplanting an internal combustion engine
1. Considerable Variety
One of the chief steeplechases for those ready to leap electronic is choice. But the EQS goes the coldness. On a full charge, the 107.8-kWh cordless joined with the 516 hp dual motors in the EQS 580 is suitable for around 340 miles of range, depending on how hard you’re using the power (the 329 hp single motor EQS450 can go about 10 miles farther on a charge).
That’s a real-world range that can last a solid week traveling or tooling around town without persevering trendy.
When it is time to “refill,” a 200-kilowatt DC fast mount will take the battery from 10 to 80 per cent in about half an hour, while a level 2 charger takes a bit over 11 hours for a full charge.
2. Driving Experience – Fully Battery-Powered 2022 Mercedes-Benz
For a closely 6,000-lb land yacht, the EQS is strangely elegant. Ten-degree rear-axle steering lets the EQS manoeuvre like a car a portion of its size at lower speeds. It’ll even lumber a bit when pushing through corners. But it’s 1,100 pounds weightier than its gas-powered S-Class sibling, so it doesn’t feel quite as tight during spirited sporty driving.
On the other hand, the EQS is quick with its electronic 631 lb-ft of rotation. The 580 form goes 0 to 60 in an promoted 4.1 seconds and is a few ticks quicker than the gas-powered S 580 (the EQS450 gets to 60mph in 5.6 seconds).
All in altogether, the EQS is very satisfying to drive. However, the braking system is our most significant (and only natural) gripe with the EQS. The re-forming (or recuperation in Mercedes lingo) brakes are incredibly efficient and quite quirky.
There are four levels of recovering braking the driver can set using what looks like gear-shifting paddles on the steering wheel. Dependent on the level selected, the brakes engage to some degree when you lift your foot from the accelerator and, while decelerating, the brake pedal changes automatically to mirror where it would be during physical braking.
It’s a keen bit of manufacturing, but when you apply pressure to the brake pedal, it can be challenging to gauge how hard to push because the sensation feels like you have to squish your foot through an inch or two of mud before the brakes start to grab. Though eventually, they will, and quite successfully at that. It’s a classification that likely takes some receiving used to, but the workweek we tested it was not enough to build up our comfort level.
3. The ‘Ugly’ Monster in the Scope – Fully Battery-Powered 2022 Mercedes-Benz
Many, many, many people find the EQS’s outdoor to be ugly. We’ve heard somewhat unfavourable comparisons to jelly beans and processer mice. But the wavy space egg design does offer a wildly low 0.20 drag coefficient, saving power and ranging range. So, the artistic has a drive.
We’re a bit ambivalent toward the EQS’s air, but our view was mainly from the driver’s seat, and it’s on the inside that the EQS is truly beautiful.