Mercedes-Benz India has revealed the launch date of the EQS electric sedan. EQS, which is already sold on world markets, will be produced at the local plant of the German car manufacturer in Chakan near Pune.

Author: HT Auto Desk
May 10, 2022, 3:45 p.m.

The luxury electric sedan Mercedes EQS will be the second EV from the German carmaker to hit Indian roads.

Mercedes-Benz India showed the expected launch date EQS electric sedan in the country. Made in India Mercedes EQS 2022 will be the second electric car of the German carmaker after launch EQC back in 2020. Recently, the electric sedan was recognized as the world’s best luxury car during the World Car of the Year award. This is the electric version of the flagship Mercedes S-Class sedan.

When launching a new one C-class Today’s sedan Santos Ayer, head of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz India, said: “There are eight more products. One of them will be a locally produced EV, which is EQS, and which we will be releasing in the fourth quarter of this year.”

Mercedes-Benz has previously revealed that the EQS will be among the 10 models it will release in India this year. EQS, which is already sold on world markets, will be produced at the local plant of the German car manufacturer in Chakan near Pune. Local production means that the cost of the EQS electric sedan is likely to be much lower than that of the CBU unit. After the launch EQS will join EQC as EV offers from Mercedes in India. Mercedes offers the EQC SUV, which is brought along the CBU route, at a price of more 1 crore (former salon).

The Mercedes EQS electric sedan is one of the most luxurious EVs sold worldwide. With a luxury similar to the S-Class sedan, EQS promises sustainability thanks to clean fuel technology. In global markets, the Mercedes EQS is available with a 107.8 kW / h battery. The company also claims that the EV provides the user with a range of more than 700 km on a single charge. It is also capable of accelerating from zero to 100 km / h in just 4.5 seconds.

Mercedes offers the EQS electric sedan worldwide in two versions – the EQS 450 with 333 hp. and Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC with 523 hp. and all-wheel drive. It offers several technologies along with a 55-inch Hyperscreen. It comes with safety features such as a central airbag that sits between the driver and front passenger along with airbags located at the front. It also offers side airbags at the rear of the vehicle that are intended to protect rear passengers in the event of a side-on collision.

Last year, Mercedes-Benz EQS achieved an overall safety rating of five stars in a crash test conducted by Euro NCAP. The luxury electric sedan scored 96 percent in adult occupant protection and 91 percent in child protection categories.

Date of first publication: May 10, 2022, 3:45 PM IST

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