2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan: a luxurious, high-tech electric car with exhilarating performance

Mercedes EQS Sedan is an electric luxury car with futuristic technology and amazing driving dynamics. Pricing starts at $104,400.

The world of electric luxury sedans is growing, and one of the newest additions to this lucrative segment is the Mercedes-EQ EQS sedan. “EQ” is the electric sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz, and the EQS sedan is the largest, most premium and sporty sedan in the EQ range. It takes many of the benefits of the iconic S-Class – the ultra-luxurious interior, the latest technological features and an exhilarating drive – and packs them into a sleek electric car. The EQS sedan mainly competes with the Tesla TSLA.
Model S, BMW i7 and Porsche Taycan.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS


As the Mercedes-EQ range expands, there are a few other options worth mentioning. There’s the all-new Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV, which, as the name suggests, is actually an SUV version of the EQS sedan. There is also a smaller, more affordable EQE sedan that offers many of the benefits of the EQS at a more affordable price.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS Price 2023

The 2023 Mercedes-EQ EQS sedan starts at $104,400. The all-wheel drive 450 4Matic starts at $107,400, while the dual-motor EQS 580 starts at $125,950. The EQS sedan costs the same as the Tesla Model S. BMW i7 BMW,
more expensive and smaller Porsche POAHY,
The starting price of the Taycan is lower than the EQS.

  • EQS 450+: $104,400

  • EQS 450 4Matic: $107,400

  • EQS 580 4Matic: $125,950

  • AMG EQS: $150,000 (approx)

These are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) and do not include the $1,050 factory-to-dealer shipping charge.

Before you buy an EQS sedan, check the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price to find out what you’re really paying.

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New improvements

The EQS sedan gets some welcome upgrades for 2023. For starters, the EQS 450 4Matic model has arrived. It adds all-wheel drive to the base model, significantly reducing the cost of entry for an all-wheel drive EQS.

The 2023 model also gets improved rear seat comfort on the Pinnacle trim with upgraded seat cushioning and padded comfort cushions. The Executive Plus Rear Seat Package adds Adaptive Rear compartment lighting and MBUX Interior Assist to the rear.

Finally, an all-new set of 20-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels is available across the entire EQS Sedan model range.

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Behind the wheel of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS

If you’ve never driven an electric car before, prepare to be thrilled with the Mercedes-EQ EQS. In our tests, even the base EQS 450+ model offers quick, effortless acceleration, and it gets even faster in the twin-motor EQS 580 model. The torque is transmitted instantly to the wheels without the need for acceleration, and the process is almost silent.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS


The harsh reality of electric vehicles is significant extra weight compared to their gasoline-powered counterpart. However, Mercedes has done a great job of reducing the added weight of the driving experience. The battery is tucked under the car and 4-wheel steering is standard. The result is a low center of gravity and more agile handling than you’d expect from a car of its dimensions and curb weight. In high-speed driving and low-speed parking maneuvers, we found the EQS handled like a smaller car.

A pair of paddles on the steering wheel allows you to select the level of regenerative braking, which regenerates braking energy to maintain distance. In standard mode, it decelerates more or less like a normal car. When you boost health, it’s like a one-pedal ride with more aggressive regenerative braking that kicks in when you take your foot off the gas.

A word about the high-performance AMG EQS; it’s absolutely beautiful. We spent time behind the wheel of one in Denver, Colorado, and driving it is like playing a video game. This car’s 700 lb-ft of torque is sent to all four wheels with an instant loss, but it still feels complete and in control. The AMG model takes an already fun car to drive and takes its performance to the next level.

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Inner comfort

Climbing into the driver’s seat of the EQS sedan feels like both a low-slung sports car and a full-size luxury sedan. The high-tech cockpit welcomes the driver with either an independent digital gauge cluster or a huge Hyperscreen covering the entire width of the instrument panel.

As you’d expect for a luxury sedan with a 6-figure price tag, the interior design is sophisticated and the quality of materials is top-notch. Mercedes has done a great job of balancing traditional automotive luxury with modern technology. Rose gold accents are a signature of the EQ line and look great in the EQS cabin.

The front seats are very comfortable and take up a lot of space. Rear seats have good legroom, but the sloping roofline compromises rear headroom somewhat. If your rear passengers are less than 6 feet tall, this isn’t a problem, but taller adults may have to sit a little awkwardly to accommodate.

A large trunk adds to the practicality of the EQS, and the rear seats can be folded down to provide more cargo space.

Foreign style

Mercedes-EQ The EQS sedan features clean body lines and a futuristic aesthetic that retains traditional Mercedes styling while looking decidedly modern. The body is more aerodynamic than the more traditional petrol-powered S-Class.

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Favorite features

350 miles away
The base EQS 450+ gets an EPA-estimated 350 miles on a full charge. Even if you add all-wheel drive with the EQS 450 4Matic model, it has a range of 340 miles.

The stunning Hyperscreen is a giant display that covers the entire EQS dashboard. It has three different screens in one: a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a 17.7-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch passenger display. It is standard on the dual-motor EQS 580.

4 steering wheels
Standard rear axle steering can turn the rear wheels up to 10 degrees. This goes a long way toward offsetting the extra weight associated with an electric car, and gives this large electric sedan agile handling.

Augmented reality
Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the most futuristic technological features of the EQS sedan. The standard navigation system uses AR to provide clear navigation directions. An existing AR head-up display can overlay arrows and street names on the road ahead.

Executive Plus Rear Seat Package
This option package increases the luxury for the rear passengers. It adds multi-contour rear seats with massage function, heated seats, neck warmer and MBUX tablet.

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The Mercedes me Charge app makes it easy to find a charging station near you. Plus, when you buy or lease an EQS sedan, you get two years of free 30-minute DC fast charging sessions through Electrify America.

Engine and transmission

EQS 450+

The base model uses the EQS 450+ single-motor powertrain. This setup produces less power and more torque than the petrol-powered S 500, and sprints from 0-100mph in 5.9 seconds. The EQS 450+ has the best range in the EQS range with nearly 350 miles on a full charge.

According to Mercedes, with Level 2 charging, the battery can be charged from 10% to 100% in 11.25 hours. With DC fast charging, it goes much faster, from 10% to 80% in 31 minutes. is filled up to

Single electric motor
107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery
329 horsepower
417 lb-ft of torque
EPA Combined Fuel Economy: 97 MPGe
EPA range: 350 miles

EQS 450 4Matic

The EQS 450 4Matic is new for 2023. It uses a twin-motor setup that produces higher output than the EQS 450+ with a 0-60 mph time of 5.3 seconds. The 4Matic model also adds the benefit of all-wheel drive (AWD). Compared to the EQS 450+, the EQS 450 4Matic has the same charging time and a similar range – 340 miles on a full charge.

Two electric motors
107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery
355 horsepower
590 lb-ft of torque
EPA Combined Fuel Economy: 103 MPGe
EPA range: 340 miles

EQS 580 4Matic

Upgrading to the twin-motor EQS 580 improves performance and brings standard all-wheel drive. The performance boost is noticeable and the 0-100 mph time is 4.1 seconds.

Because the EQS 580 uses the same battery as the more affordable models, it has the same approximate charge times.

Two electric motors
107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery
516 horsepower
631 lb-ft of torque
EPA Combined Fuel Economy: 95 MPGe
EPA range: 340 miles


The two-motor configuration of the AMG EQS sedan accelerates this car from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Not surprisingly, the AMG EQS has the lowest range in the Sedan lineup, but it’s still very useful with a range of 277 miles.

Again, it has the same battery pack and the same estimated charge time as the lower trims.

Two electric motors
107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery
649 hp (up to 751 hp with AMG Dynamic Plus package)
700 lb-ft of torque (up to 752 lb-ft with AMG Dynamic Plus package)
EPA Combined Fuel Economy: TBA
EPA range: 277 miles

More information on EQS Sedan fuel economy is available on the EPA website.

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4 year/50,000 mile warranty

The base warranty and powertrain warranty cover the EQS sedan for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. You also get roadside assistance insurance for the same duration and mileage. Plus, the EV battery is backed by a 10-year/155,000-mile warranty.

This coverage is similar to the BMW i7 and Porsche Taycan, and the Tesla Model S has an 8-year/150,000-mile warranty.

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This story was originally published on KBB.com.

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