With the luxury saloon EQS and the sporty executive saloon EQE, Mercedes-Benz has entered a new, all-electric era in the upper market segments as well. The EQS SUV, the third model series with this architecture developed for electric vehicles has finally arrived on local soil.
This SUV offers plenty of space, comfort, and connectivity for up to seven passengers in its electric art, luxurious interior. Thanks to powerful electric motors, responsive 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an intelligent OFFROAD driving mode, the EQS SUV is also capable of tackling light terrain with ease.
Electric. Crafted by Mercedes-Benz
Immaculate and evocative in design, the EQS SUV exemplifies the Mercedes-Benz philosophy of sensual purity, all while striving towards contemporary luxury aspirations. Its innovative and holistic design is rooted in a novel vehicle architecture, setting it apart from its internal combustion engine counterparts at first glance. This unmistakable purpose-driven design seamlessly blends uncompromising functionality, exceptional aerodynamics, and cutting-edge aesthetics. The EQS SUV captivates with its dynamic proportions.
The EQS Saloon is the current aerodynamics world champion for production cars. Its purpose design with smooth underbody and usually closed radiator shutter was a good starting point for aerodynamic measures on the EQS SUV. The optimisation of SUV-typical flow details led to a hitherto unique combination of spaciousness and aerodynamic efficiency. The EQS SUV is one of the most aero-dynamic SUVs on offer today.
Interior opulence elevated cabin experience
True to the luxury lounge concept, the interior of the EQS SUV exudes opulence, harmoniously interwoven with a fully digitised experience. Intelligent software powers the MBUX system, providing users with personalised suggestions for a myriad of infotainment, comfort, and vehicle functions, adapting flawlessly to their individual preferences.
The second generation of the MBUX operating system is now also used in the EQS SUV. With adaptive software, the display and operating concept adapts completely to its users and makes personalised suggestions for numerous infotainment, comfort, and vehicle functions. With the zero-layer design, the user does not have to scroll through submenus or give voice commands. The key applications are always offered on the top level in the field of vision, depending on the situation and context.
Hey Mercedes: the voice assistant can now do even more.
Compared with the previous MBUX generation, the “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant is even more capable of dialogue and learning by activating online services in the Mercedes me App. Moreover, certain actions can be performed even without the activation keyword “Hey Mercedes”. These include taking a telephone call. “Hey Mercedes” now also explains vehicle functions and can help when asked how to connect a smartphone by Bluetooth or where the first-aid kit can be found, for example. Compatible home technology and household devices can also be networked with the vehicle thanks to the smart home function and controlled from the vehicle by voice. “Hey Mercedes” is now also able to recognise vehicle occupants by their voices. Once the individual characteristics of the voice have been learned, this can be used to access personal data and functions by activating a profile.
The voice assistant in the EQS SUV can also be operated from the rear. In general, rear passengers experience the same comprehensive infotainment and comfort offerings as the driver and front passenger. They have up to two rear-seat screens plus a tablet and a wide range of intuitive controls.
Optimised luggage capacity highlights true SUV qualities
Because the second row of seats is electrically adjustable as standard, the luggage compartment can be continuously expanded from 645 litres (for maximum legroom) to up to 880 litres. This means that even with five occupants, up to 24 crates of mineral water or four golf bags can be transported. With the second row of seats folded down, the luggage compartment offers a generous volume of up to 2100 litres.
Electric drivetrain of optimised performance and range
Making its debut into the local market is the EQS 450 4MATIC SUV. This model is equipped with a powerful lithium-ion battery, delivering an impressive 265 kW and 800 Nm of torque, this visionary vehicle boasts a substantial 108.4 kWh battery capacity, granting an estimated range of up to 616 kilometres according to WLTP standards.
Intelligent energy recovery: one-pedal driving to a standstill
The EQS SUV offers several variants of energy recovery by means of regeneration. The driver can manually select the deceleration in three levels D+ (sailing), D (standard regeneration), D- (enhanced regeneration) via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
On top of this there is D Auto: In recuperation level D Auto, the ECO Assistant offers situation-adapted regeneration – it operates in gliding mode or decelerates in such a way that the bottom line is the most efficient and comfortable driving style possible. The driver is shown in the instrument cluster and, if applicable, on the head-up display when it is advisable to take the foot off the accelerator pedal due to an upcoming event. If the indication is followed, the vehicle is decelerated with the greatest possible energy recovery rate until it comes to a standstill if there is another vehicle ahead, for example. The driver does not need to operate the brake pedal for this – literally one-pedal driving.
“The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV represents the epitome of luxury SUVs for the discerning South African market. Merging pioneering electrified technology with unparalleled sophistication, comfort, and practicality, this extraordinary vehicle sets new standards in drivability,” states Mark Raine, Co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa.
Agility Finance explained – Agility = Luxury with Peace of Mind
Agility is one of the best ways to purchase a Mercedes-Benz, as customers have flexibility. This tailor-made finance solution comes with a Guaranteed Future Value and customers can select their mileage and term upfront to suit their needs.
The Guaranteed Future Value is an upfront commitment by Mercedes-Benz to the value of the vehicle, which benefits the customers with a lower monthly instalment packaged with a shorter finance term. Agility is available from 12 to 60 months, while our price points are consistently advertised at 48 months.
When selecting Agility over 36 months, customers can participate in our Agility Earned offer and earn a reward of 0.25% interest rate reduction in the 2nd year of your finance contract and again in the 3rd year for timely monthly payments.
Qualifying criteria for Agility Earned:
- New Agility 36-month contracts
- Monthly debit order payments
- Timely payments
At the end of the selected finance term the customer can choose to either, Renew, Retain or Return (the fair wear and tear guide applies).
“Agility proves to be a perfect match, providing customers with flexibility and opens an avenue to explore our range of luxurious Mercedes-Benz EQ vehicles. We have been proudly delivering Agility to our South African customers for a decade, and our wealth of experience in various global markets enables us to provide the utmost satisfaction to our customers. Testament to this is our recently introduced Agility Earned option, with this addition we continue to provide luxury with peace of mind.” Robert Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.
Recommended Retail Pricing:
EQS 450 4MATIC SUV: R2 726 100
EQS 450 4MATIC 7-seater SUV: R2 759 300
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