Mercedes-Benz EQS refreshed with an upright star and more range

STUTTGART: For the current change year 2024, the EQS is now receiving an extremely extensive update package.

The electric flagship comes with up to 82 kilometres more range, a new radiator cover with chrome applications and an upright Mercedes star on the front hood as well as even more comfort in the rear.

The EQS was already one of the electric cars with the longest range. In the future, customers will be able to cover even more distance without stopping to charge.

Thanks to an increased battery capacity from 108.4 to 118 kWh, the maximum range of the the EQS 450+ exceeds the 800-kilometre mark.

Another technical measure: Due to the high proportion of recuperation in daily operation, the brake discs are used less often than in combustion models.

In the future, a special function will maintain the brake system by automatically applying the pads to the discs from time to time.

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The distinguishing feature of the Mercedes‑EQ vehicles is the deep black radiator grille (black panel), which connects seamlessly with the headlights.

The designers have now refined this independent face for the EQS: The electric flagship is equipped with a new radiator cover with chrome applications as standard in the Business Class Line.

Chrome-plated and flush-mounted slats create an elegant contrast to the deep black surroundings.

This grill is combined with a standing star on the front hood and combines EQ looks with the iconic, status-conscious Mercedes‑Benz symbol.

The sense of high-quality details is also reflected in the interior: the ventilation nozzles on the B-pillars now have a frame made of galvanised chrome.

The additional cushion in the rear is enhanced by piping made of Nappa leather.

EQS that are equipped with the optional Extended Rear Luxury Lounge Pack now have a special slanted footrest on the right side in the rear compartment.

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Placed between the rails of the front seat, it noticeably increases comfort for the rear passenger because he or she can place his or her feet at an angle.

This latest detail is another, but by no means the only, convenience of the Extended Rear Luxury Lounge Pack: the passenger seat can be folded forward and the backrest in the rear can be adjusted up to 38 degrees. This ensures more space.

The optional equipment also includes seat heating Plus and neck and shoulder heating in the rear, as well as pneumatic adjustment of the seat depth.

An illuminated trim piece is integrated into the back of the front seats.

The fact that Mercedes‑Benz has increased the rear comfort of the EQS in several steps also applies to the rear seat package that has been standard for some time.

The angle of the backrest can be adjusted from 27 to 36 degrees at the touch of a button.

The layered look of the seat covers emphasises the individual seat character.

Five millimetres more foam in the backrest and the cover that is detached from the side bolsters ensure a softer seating experience.

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Did you know, that …

... the MBUX Hyperscreen is now standard on the EQS? There, three displays merge almost seamlessly into one another, creating a screen strip that is over 141 centimetres wide.

... the now standard heat pump increases climate comfort and efficiency? The waste heat from the electric drive (inverter and electric motor) and the high-voltage battery can be used to heat the interior. This enormously reduces the need for battery power for the heater and increases the range.

... the so-called Disconnect Unit (DCU) in the 4MATIC models automatically decouples the electric motor on the front axle depending on the driving situation and the required performance? At low loads, the DCU switches to 4x2 driving mode. Then the electric motor and the transmission on the front axle come to a standstill. This increases the range. (Note: in the UK 4MATIC is only available on AMG EQS 53)

... the recuperation level of the EQS has been increased? The greater deceleration (up to 3 m/s2) means more energy recovered and therefore a longer range. Mercedes‑Benz has now also optimised the braking system: It offers a better pedal feel thanks to a modified brake force cylinder.

... many updates to the EQS were made using over-the-air technology (OTA)? These include, for example, Dolby Atmos, the YouTube web app and a digital travel guide.

... the maintenance service in Germany is now basically standard equipment on all EVA 2 models (EQS, EQE, EQS SUV, EQE SUV)? This includes all required maintenance up to six years or 90,000 km (whichever comes first). Mercedes‑Benz will implement this in all other European markets in the second quarter of 2024.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS, Modelljahr 2024 // Mercedes-Benz EQS model year 2024.
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC
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