Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ debuts with up to 760+ horses


That didn’t take too long, did it?

That’s right! Mercedes-AMG has gone all-electric just a few days after revealing a plug-in hybrid AMG. Well, if you want to literally count the SLS AMG Electric Drive, this one is the second all-electric AMG, but again, the former was produced in very limited numbers. But anyway, the AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ is here for those who find 520+ horses insufficient.

As for the styling, the regular EQS already looked pretty sporty, and so the AMG version doesn’t need to try very hard. All it needs is an AMG-typical Panamericana mimicking grille, gloss-black side sill inserts, a slightly larger bootlid spoiler, and a couple of AMG badges. The rest all are good to go as is. Standard features include Digital Light headlights, rear-axle steering, AMG Ride Control+ suspension (air suspension system with adaptive dampers), and a high-performance compound braking system with discs measuring 415 x 33 mm at the front and 378 x 22 mm at the rear.

Buyers can go for the optional ceramic brake system which adds larger 440 x 40 mm discs at the front. But you’ll probably be disappointed to know that there’s not gonna be any “high-performance titanium exhaust system” or anything of that sort, but that’s where things are headed now. However, there’ll be a specially-composed variable soundtrack (played via speakers) to compensate.

Inside, the EQS 53 features AMG sporty seats upholstered in Artico man-made leather (Nappa leather optional), Alcantara on the dashboard and centre console, AMG performance steering wheel in Nappa leather, AMG sports pedals, and of course, the MBUX Hyperscreen which comes as standard. A head-up display is optional.

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story then, the EQS 53 4Matic+ packs two electric motors (PSM), one at each axle, developing a combined 484 kW (658 metric hp) and 950 Nm (701 lb-ft) of torque as standard. Still not satisfied? Well, you can opt for the Dynamic Plus package which gets you 560 kW (761 metric hp) and 1,020 Nm (752 lb-ft) of torque.

Official performance figures with the standard setup are as follows: 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph); with the aforementioned Dynamic Plus package, the figures are 3.4 seconds and 250 km/h (155 mph), respectively.

The battery capacity remains to be 107.8 kWh. Range as per WLTP is claimed to be between 526-580 km (327-360 mi). Kerb weight is 2,655 kg (5,853 lbs), for those interested to know.

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