The best part is that the EQS will be built in India, meaning it will be priced quite competitively.
Mercedes-Benz will launch 10 new cars in India in 2022. Most of these will be its regular cars, with a couple of AMGs, EVs, and even a Maybach model making up the list.
The first launch will be the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, which is an even more luxurious version of regular S-Class. Go figure what that even means. As far as price is concerned, we expect it to be priced between Rs. 2.5 crore and Rs. 3 crore.
Mercedes has not confirmed anything about its regular models, but there is a good chance that the new fifth-generation C-Class will be also be coming. It was only revealed last year, and the best way to tell the two generations apart are the lights. The newer-gen model has sleeker lights than before, and their design has been revamped as well.
The AMG brand is also expected to account for a good chunk of the new models. One of the models will be the AMG Coupe GT Black Series and the 4.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V8 under its bonnet is good for 720bhp! Mercedes has been very active in bringing AMG models to India, so we do expect a couple more of them to be launched this year.
Coming to the electrics’, Mercedes is bringing the EQS to India. The EQS is an all-electric sedan that was only revealed last year, and if the moniker didn’t tell you this, it’s the electric equivalent of the S-Class. That means it has all the bells and whistles you expect in a top-of-the-line Mercedes. The EQS 450+ variant that’s listed on the India website is good for 350bhp and 770 kilometres of range (according to the WLTP cycle).
But that’s not the interesting bit. The interesting bit is the fact that Mercedes will make the EQS in India, i.e., it will be brought in though the CKD (completely-knocked-down) route. The electric sedan will be put together at Merc’s plant in Chakan, meaning it will be priced quite competitively. What’s more, the EQS might not be the only electric launch that Mercedes has planned for this year. That’s because the smaller EQE sedan, and the EQB SUV is also listed on its website.
The EQS could very well become the first luxury EV to be manufactured in India. Currently, Merc’s own EQC, Audi’s e-tron SUV and e-tron GT, the Porsche Taycan and the even the BMW iX are all CBU imports.
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