Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the new 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, giving us a full reveal of this new luxury SUV. This new model is the platform counterpart to the sedan that bears the same name while offering more. This new SUV offers a taller build, room for up to seven people, and a higher ride stance. It brings these things to the luxury SUV market while delivering the electric driving experience that makes it an SUV for the future.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV delivers German engineering built by Americans
Similar to the sedan, the electric SUV is heading to production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. According to CNBC, this SUV should arrive in US showrooms later in 2022 as part of the 2023 model year. We will initially see two models offered, with more arriving in later years.
Selectable styling or this new luxury SUV
The futuristic design of the EQS SUV offers selectable styling with the choice of either Electric Art or AMG-Line body styling. According to Motor 1, the Electric Art version has a smooth front bumper. The AMG-Line offers more aggressive qualities, including corner air curtains and a chin spoiler.
The EQS SUV showcase pure luxury from Mercedes-Benz
The tradition of high-class luxury and impressive technology continues in this new luxury SUV. Consumer Reports tells us this model is a showcase for innovation. Owners find a head-up display with augmented reality, a vehicle-wide dashboard display, and the interior detailing that makes this SUV easy to love when you’re inside the cabin.
A few questions aren’t answered about this luxury SUV
We know the standard version of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV offers an RWD one-motor configuration. Those who want more can step up to the 4Matic AWD two-motor setup to have more power, performance, and traction. Driving range numbers aren’t official yet, but the SUV should go for more than 300 miles on a charge considering the sedan version drives for 350 miles before it needs recharging.
How much power does the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV offer?
The two different trim levels of this new SUV are EQS 450 and EQS 580. The 450 is the single-motor model bringing 355 horsepower and 419 lb.-ft. of torque. The 580 version delivers 536 horsepower and 633 lb.-ft. of torque from the dual-motor setup. A 107.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack powers both models. Using a DC fast charger, the battery can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 31 minutes.
How much does the EQS SUV cost?
Even though we don’t have official pricing yet, the expected price range for the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is $110,000-$150,000. This gives new luxury SUV owners a significant range to find the electric SUV they want to drive with the equipment desired.
When does this flagship Mercedes-Benz SUV go on sale?
We expect the new EQS SUV to arrive in autumn to usher in the 2023 model year. This vehicle could show up as soon as the latter part of the summer to be an early release for the new model year. As we come closer to the official on-sale date, we will learn more and offer more information regarding this impressive luxury SUV.