Mercedes has released the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 in India, introducing the country to its top-of-the-line EV sedan, the EQS. At Rs 2.45 crore, it is Rs 88 lakh more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Rs 1.46 crore more expensive than the EQC, which is Mercedes’ only EV available for purchase in India.
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 will be imported into India as a CBU, and later, Mercedes-Benz will also introduce the EQS 580, a non-AMG variant of the EQS that will be made in India.
A 400V, 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery within the EQS 53 may be charged using a fast charger at rates of up to 200 kW. Additionally, the EQS 53 receives custom wiring that enhances performance and extends its range to up to 586 km. According to AMG, the battery management system has been improved to improve the car’s performance in the Sport and Sport+ modes.
Each axle of the Mercedes EV has an electric motor designed specifically for AMG, and the Dynamic Plus package is standard on versions made for India.
In Race Start mode, the EQS 53 produces 761 horsepower with the Dynamic Plus pack, and with the boost function engaged, it can generate a maximum torque of 1020 Nm. According to Mercedes-AMG, the EQS 53 has a top speed of 250 kph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 in 3.4 seconds.
The multi-link front and rear suspension on the EQS 53 has changed, according to AMG, including the rear axle beam, the subframe, and the motor mountings. It also has AMG’s Ride Control+ air suspension, which combines with rear-axle steering and electronically controlled active dampers.
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ introduces the “Hyperscreen” interior in India. The “Hyperscreen” basically consists of three panels connected by a single, continuous glass panel that runs from pillar to pillar across the dashboard. The 12.3-inch infotainment screens for the driver and front passenger are joined by a larger 17.7-inch screen in the center. It has 8 CPUs and 24GB of RAM.
With the addition of a carbon fiber trim and an Alcantara finish on the door pads and the steering wheel, the EQS 53’s interior sports some sporty features. The EQS 53 comes with features including a 64-color ambient lighting system, a Burmester sound system, massaging seats, and an optional Nappa leather interior.
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