Sighted since late August in an attention-grabbing Merdeka-themed livery, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has lastly taken the wraps off the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV. Though obtainable in three powertrain kinds, MBM has opted to go together with a sole variant for Malaysia, the seven-seater arriving right here as a top-of-the-range EQS 580 4Matic, priced at RM699,888 (on-the-road with out insurance coverage, with 10% gross sales tax).
It’s the third mannequin to be based mostly on the automaker’s devoted electrical platform known as EVA (Electrical Car Structure) after the EQE and the EQS sedan. Styling-wise, the car shares a lot of the design cues seen on its stablemates. In entrance, there’s a coated grille with a gloss black end, which is accompanied by three small triangles that function distinctive daytime working lights.
Customary match headlamps for the Malaysian mannequin are Digital Mild items, and there’s a light-weight bar working beneath the bonnet shut line. On the again, there’s one other mild bar, and the hind lights function inside graphics within the form of a curved 3D helix, much like the EQS sedan. Different design highlights embody flush, retractable door handles in addition to aluminium-look, illuminated working boards which were aerodynamically optimised for the car.
The AMG Line exterior specified for the Malaysian EQS 580 brings alongside a extra aggressive entrance bumper that comes with black trim to emphasize the slatted and bigger aspect intakes in addition to the decrease consumption. As for the wheels, they’re 22-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy items, painted in high-gloss black with a high-sheen end.
Powertrain-wise, the EQS 580 4Matic has a dual-motor setup that provides 544 PS (536 hp or 400 kW) and 858 Nm. Juiced by a floor-mounted lithium-ion battery with 12 cell modules and an power capability of 107.8 kWh, the SUV can journey as much as 615 km on a single cost. Efficiency figures embody a 0-100 km/h dash time of 4.6 seconds and a 210 km/h prime pace.
Neatly, MBM has specified the EQS with a 22 kW AC onboard charger (as commonplace, it’s 11 kW), making the automotive the primary EQ mannequin from the corporate to be fitted as such right here. With 22 kW charging, getting the battery from a 0-100% state of cost takes 5 and a half hours. As for DC, the EQS helps as much as 200 kW charging, enabling a 10-80% SoC to be reached in 31 minutes.
An Airmatic air suspension with repeatedly adjustable damping ADS+ is fitted as commonplace, and the car’s floor clearance will be raised by as much as 25 mm up at speeds of as much as 80 km/h. Moreover, in Consolation and Sport modes, the physique is mechanically lowered by 10 and 15 mm, respectively, at speeds above 110 km/h to scale back drag. Additionally fitted as commonplace is a rear-axle steering with a steering angle of 10 levels for improved maneuverability.
Inside, the EQS SUV carries over the EQS sedan’s dashboard, and screens once more dominate the day. The SUV has a MBUX Hyperscreen that spans 141 cm and integrates three screens: a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 17.7-inch central show and a 12.3-inch show for the entrance passenger. Moreover, there’s a head-up show with a show space of 77 inches.
Trim and materials specs for the EQS 580 embody an Electrical Artwork tools line, which presents seat upholstery in Nappa leather-based black/area gray and brown open-pore magnolia wooden trim components with aluminium sample accents.
By way of seat configuration and adjustment, the 40:20:40 folding cut up second row is electrically adjustable by as much as 130 mm, so knee room on this space is wherever between 830 and 960 mm, with as much as 18 levels of recline obtainable.
The seven-seat (2-3-2) configuration provides 800 litres of cargo area with the third row seats folded, and this will increase to 2,020 litres with the second-row folded down as properly. With each second and third rows up, boot area is 195 litres. Together with the third seat row, an Straightforward Entry perform is fitted as commonplace for the second seat row. For simpler entry all the way in which to the rear, the backrest strikes ahead past the standard adjustment vary, by a complete of as much as 290 mm.
That’s not all, as a result of a MBUX Rear Seat Leisure Plus package deal provides on two 11.6-inch shows with contact controls on the backrests of the driving force and entrance passenger seats. The automotive additionally comes with a MBUX rear pill, which will also be used outdoors the car. A 15-speaker Burmester encompass sound system, full with Dolby Atmos, and an Energising Bundle ensures zen-like ranges of journey.
As for security and driving help techniques, the EQS SUV comes outfitted with Driving Help Bundle Plus, which incorporates objects corresponding to Distronic Plus, Lively Lane Retaining Help, Lively Steering Help, Evasive manoeuvre help, Pre-Secure Impulse Aspect and rear sensors for the lane departure assistant. There’s additionally a Parking Bundle with 360-degree digital camera fitted as commonplace.
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