10 reasons why the Mercedes EQS is better than other electric sedans

Long gone are the days when all the EV drama was all about range and efficiency. Having established their wheels on the road, innovations in the EV industry are now focused on performance, comfort and luxury. When we think of performance we think of Tesla and Porsche, but what comes to mind when you think of luxury in electric vehicles? We don’t know about you, but for every car lover out there, there’s only one name that encapsulates luxury: Mercedes. To compete in a market with Tesla’s Model S and Porsche’s Taycan, Mercedes had to be bold, and it had to be daring. It had to be Mercedes. The 2023 Mercedes EQS is the electric cousin of the automaker’s S-Class. Setting new standards in luxury, comfort and style, the EQS is undoubtedly the king of luxury electric vehicles. It’s no wonder why riders around the world look up to this beautiful machine, and why we do too. Here are the top ten reasons why the Mercedes EQS is better than other electric vehicles.

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TOP SPEED VIDEO OF THE DAY SCROLL TO CONTINUE CONTENTS 1 The EQS comes with a luxurious and spacious Mercedes interior

Cross-section image of the spacious interior of the 2022 Mercedes EQS

Now, pick any electric car on the market and take a look inside. You’ll find almost everyone whispering about minimalism, which isn’t a bad thing at all, but if you want to produce a car worthy of being the most luxurious, you have to tell minimalism to take a backseat. That’s exactly what Mercedes did with the EQS. The Mercedes EQS is one of the most technologically advanced electric vehicles of its time and its interior is simply impressive. The plush nappa leather seats, open-pore wood and metal accents all work in harmony to give you an air of ultra sophistication. The car truly reflects the aircraft dimensions of its cabin. The feeling of sitting in a custom-made massage chair in your living room? Priceless.

2 The Hyperscreen is a masterpiece from Marvel Mercedes-Benz

Interior view of the Mercedes-Benz EQS.

We know we said the EQS is technologically advanced, but it really is. A million bucks say the first thing that catches your eye isn’t the beautiful nappa leather seats, wood finishing or ambient lighting, it’s the 56-inch MBUX hyperscreen on the dash. The screen is divided into three parts: a 17.7-inch OLED display in the middle, a 12.3-inch display cluster for the driver and a separate 12.3-inch screen for the passengers can play We can assure you that it feels like you have been transported to a world reminiscent of cyberpunk. An almost feline curiosity overcomes you when you start playing around with what’s actually possible with this behemoth of a tech stack. So many functions that it will take a whole day to go through them, but summoning your virtual assistant with a “Hey Mercedes” is also sufficient

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3 No lack of technical features in Mercedes-Benz

Interior shot of the Mercedes EQS with factory options

The 56-inch edge-to-edge hyperscreen is powered by the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) system, which can be controlled by touch, gesture or voice command. Mercedes claims that the MBUX turns the seemingly gargantuan distraction into a useful on-road assistant. The built-in artificial intelligence learns your habits as a driver and ensures that the next time you start the car, these functions are right in front of you on the screen, like a “zero-layer menu”. All your personal preferences, including seating position and steering wheel adjustment, are saved as an individual profile, which Mercedes recognizes via fingerprint or face scan. The HUD fused with augmented reality makes navigating the EQS a breeze as you never have to take your eyes off the road. Smart route planning, panoramic sunroof, Burmester 3D surround sound, LED ambient lighting with 64 different options, HEPA air purification and matching rejuvenating massages show that the engineers in the EQS really have stuffed everything.

4 Superior performance and handling Mercedes

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS in motion

The Mercedes EQS is available in different variants. The top non-AMG variant is the 580 4MATIC. A dual synchronous electric motor coupled to the 107.8-kWh battery pack delivers 523 horses and 630 pound-feet of instant torque. The car easily achieves 0-60, just under 4.1 seconds, enough for those looking for a luxury vehicle rather than a high-performance vehicle. The EQS is fast, but we have to remember that the car was built around comfort and luxury. The Mercedes AIRMATIC air suspension adapts each wheel individually to the road and thus ensures a smooth ride. Rear axle steering turns the rear wheels with the front wheels for easy lane changes at high speeds, while doing the opposite at low speeds to make the mighty EQS turn like a Fiat.

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5 The EQS shines with a breathtaking Mercedes design

Front three-quarter view of a gray 2023 Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ parked

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is a beautiful car, but not just beauty. Why the car looks the way it looks is in the minds of many, and it has a lot to do with efficiency. In fact, it has a drag coefficient of just 0.2, the lowest drag coefficient of any car in the world. To say the EQS is aerodynamic is an understatement. Because the car has no engine, the front is small, resulting in a generous cabin size. A subtle combination of streamlined lines and air vents ensures the EQS slices through the air like a peregrine falcon. The continuous rear light bracket rounds off the futuristic look. The icing on the cake? Retractable door handles that extend to greet your approach to the car.

6 It is equipped with enhanced safety features from Mercedes

Side view of the Mercedes EQS 2022 parked in a studio

The EQS is Mercedes’ flagship in its electric car category, which obviously means that the German giants have equipped it with the latest technology and safety systems. Equipped with automatic emergency braking, active lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, steering assistant, up to 350 sensors and a total of nine airbags, the car undoubtedly passed the NCAP with flying colors. The EQS was rated 96 percent for adult occupants, 91 percent for child occupants, 76 percent for vulnerable road users, and 80 percent for driving safety assistance. The German automaker has once again outdone itself with a car that offers the best safety for its passengers and other road users.

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7 Intelligent charging and excellent range Mercedes

2023 Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 charging

All models of the Mercedes EQS come standard with a 108.8kWh battery that offers a range of around 350 miles, enough to get you out of range. The MBUX system is equipped with a Mercedes Me Charge, which efficiently supports you in planning your routes according to your battery charge across the USA. In practice, you wanted to get somewhere with a 50 percent battery charge. The car plans your route with relevant charging stations to make sure you get what you want without even thinking about it. The EQS also supports fast charging, allowing you to charge your Mercedes to around 80 per cent in 30 minutes.

8 Costs a pretty penny but worth it Mercedes

Mercedes Benz EQS dynamic in a tunnel-like studio

With a starting price of $104,400 for the entry-level EQS and going up to $125,000 for the 580 4Matic, the Benz doesn’t come cheap, but at the same time it offers the latest technology, innovative features and craftsmanship that alone speak volumes about the attention to detail that goes into it went into the car, the EQS is worth every penny. If you want to travel in luxury in an electric vehicle, there is currently nothing better than the EQS. The Mercedes EQS is a tech luxury EV monster in every sense of the word.

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9 all-rounders in this price class Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 front view

When you think of senior government officials or business people, you think of the Mercedes S Class or the BMW 7 Series. These are sedans that offer the ultimate in comfort and convenience to their passengers. As the world moves towards a sustainable future, many are paying attention to the importance of people. And that includes their CO2 emissions. The Mercedes EQS is environmentally friendly and offers the comfort, convenience and executive presence of a car worthy of important people. It ticks all the boxes you’d expect from an electric vehicle at this price point, and even does most things better than its immediate rival, the BMW i7.

10 Mercedes is on the way to sustainability Mercedes Benz

Side and rear shots of the Mercedes Benz EQS 450+

It goes without saying that the Mercedes-Benz EQS is an emission-free car because it is fully electric. However, the environmentalist in us has noticed that Mercedes has gone one step further in its mission for a green earth with the EQS. If we look at the car’s production, we find that 176 pounds of the raw materials used to produce the EQS are recycled. In addition, 30 percent of the production facilities in which the EQS is installed are powered by solar energy. In addition, Mercedes has used a material called regenerated nylon in the EQS’ flooring, which contributes to lower emissions than traditional materials. Last but not least, the battery pack used in the EQS is CO2-neutral. All of this indicates that automakers take the environment seriously and deserve applause for their efforts.