Production of the first-ever all-electric Mercedes-Benz decorated with AMG badges, the EQS 53, has begun at the Factory 56 in Sindelfingen, Germany. The AMG EQS 4Matic+ is rolling off the same production line as the W223 S-Class (standard, LWB and Maybach) and the regular EQS. The battery pack, however, is assembled at the company’s Hedelfingen plant (Stuttgart).
Prices in Germany start at €152,546 (INR 1.30 crore or US$ 171,462). There’s a big list of options as you might expect, such as a €2,154 gray paint, €2,618 AMG 22-inch light-alloy wheels, €4,998 high-performance ceramic composite brake system, €809 red-painted calipers, €1,892 panoramic sunroof, options related to seating comfort and so on, which all can add more than €15,000 to an already expensive bill.
The AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ packs two electric motors, one at each axle, developing a combined 484 kW (658 metric hp) and 950 Nm (701 lb-ft) of torque as standard. The €4,760 Dynamic Plus package gets you 560 kW (761 metric hp) and 1,020 Nm (752 lb-ft) of torque; these extra figures are simply a Boost for a brief period. Read more about the car here.