The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 has arrived with the best range and best features in the segment!
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ has arrived in India wearing a price tag of Rs 2.45 crore. Surprisingly, the car has arrived ahead of its made-in-India standard variant, the EQS 580 which is set to be launched in the coming few months. But the first-ever all-electric AMG is here and we need to talk about it. Specifically, 5 cool things you need to know about the car.
Screens, Screens and Screens
Mercedes-Benz calls this one flowy unit the MBUX Hyperscreen, or as I would like to call it, big screen. The large unit is split into three screens including a 13.3-inch digital instrument cluster for the driver, a 17.7-inch infotainment system and a 13.3-inch passenger display. The interesting bit about the infotainment system is that it comes with 8-cores, 24GB RAM and Artificial Intelligence. No, not the Skynet kind, but the kind that will learn your driving habits and decide specific routes to get to your destination, or even call your spouse every day at 7 pm when you leave the office and get into the car.
The screens require another piece on our website itself. But a few of the additional notable features come in the form of different driver profiles which are set automatically with the help of facial recognition done by attention-detecting cameras placed in front of the driver, vehicle stats including battery, motors as well as recuperation and a track mode that comes in handy if you decide to show it a few chicanes.
Now considering this car is almost 5.2metres long which is quite enormous, it gets rear-wheel steering of 9 degrees. At low speeds, this turns in the same direction as the front wheels for better manoeuvrability and at higher speeds in the opposite direction for better corner stability.
Battery and Range
Now this AMG version of the EQS gets the same battery as the upcoming standard EQS 580, which is a 107.8kWh unit. Only, in this avatar, it discharges more quickly to provide better performance. In India, the car arrives with a Dyncamic+ pack as standard. This means on tap there is 761hp and a whopping 1020Nm of torque. Interestingly, even with such high-performance credentials, the car can return a range of at least 529km on a single charge. There is an option of fast DC charging as well which will replenish the car from 0 to 80% in just 30 minutes. As far as the future of EV goes this one seems to tick all boxes.
The EQS is not just eco-friendly due to non-existent tailpipe emissions but also because the materials used to build the cabin of the car and a few other electrical parts are made out of recycled materials. For instance, the company recycles fishing nets to create a nylon synthetic that you can see on the floor and beneath the seats. The metal parts have been recycled from scrap steel and the overall cabin does score well enough to make the polar bears up north happy.
The EQS 53 gets smart illumination inside the cabin which communicates with the driver using different hues. The illumination strips are practically everywhere and come with a wide range of colours as well. It also manages several safety features of the car. For instance, while opening the door of the car, the car will detect objects outside and put a red light on the respective side of the cabin to warn about oncoming cars/pedestrians. The car talks to you. With lights. Like Stranger Things. If that isn’t cool, we don’t know what is.