2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Price, Motor, Battery, Range, Top Speed, 0-60 Mph & Features

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Specifications & Features

As its name suggests, the spacious, slicked-back EQS luxury sedan is being replaced by the all-electric 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV. Both vehicles have identical wheelbases and share a common platform, but only the SUV has a third row with room for up to seven people. Because it has more headroom than a sedan, the inside feels lighter and more spacious, and the design and materials are high caliber. It’s also offered with Mercedes’ brand-new 56-inch Hyperscreen. Still, while being mesmerized by the enormous glass panel’s Starship Enterprise-like appearance that spans the dashboard from door to door, we find its absence of physical controls to be off-putting. The 355-hp EQS450+ and the 536-hp EQS580 are available; the former has a driving range of 305 miles per charge and the latter, has 285.

What’s New?

The 2023 EQS SUV is the most recent addition to Mercedes’ expanding lineup of electric vehicles that are classified as belonging to the EQ sub-brand of the corporation. It will reportedly go on sale later this year and is the first SUV to be constructed on Mercedes’ modular electric vehicle platform, which also serves as the foundation for the EQE and EQS sedans. The EQS SUV’s interior is furnished with the kind of luxurious materials and cutting-edge technology that characterize contemporary Mercedes-Benz cars. Selectable ambient lighting, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and wireless charging are all included in its list of standard interior options.

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Motor, Range, Battery & Performance

The EQS SUV is simply a re-bodied EQS sedan with a raised seating position and increased interior space. Although not identical, their electric drivetrains are similar. A 335-hp electric motor drives the rear wheels of the EQS450+. Between its front- and rear-mounted electric motors, the EQS580 generates 536 horsepower and 633 pound-feet of torque, providing AWD. The rear-axle steering system and adjustable air suspension that come standard on the EQS SUV give it startling agility. In contrast to the sedan, the SUV has an Off-Road drive mode that elevates the suspension and modifies the behavior of the motor. We observed much more vivacious acceleration throughout testing and project a 4.2-second sprint to 60 mph for the EQS580.

  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV
  • 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV

However, the EQS450+ is no slouch, and we anticipate that most drivers will find its power to be more than sufficient. Given the EQS SUV’s focus on luxury, we don’t find the handling to be especially pleasant and the steering feedback to be excessive, but we do find the on-road comfort and relaxation to be acceptable. The EQS SUV’s estimated driving range isn’t as spectacular as that of the EQS sedan while using the same 107.8-kWh battery pack. The base EQS450+ model claims to have a range of 305 miles on a single charge, whereas the all-wheel-drive EQS450 4Matic and EQS580 4Matic models claim to have a range of about 285 miles. Fortunately, when connected to a suitable DC fast-charger, the EQS SUV can charge at rates of up to 200 kW, which Mercedes claims will increase the battery’s capacity from 10 to 80 percent in 31 minutes.

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Mileage

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV MileageCityHighway
EQS SUV79–85 MPGe74–79 MPGe
EQS SUV Fuel-Economy

Depending on the powertrain setup, the EPA ratings for the 2023 EQS SUV series vary. The EQS450+ is rated at 85 MPGe combined; the 4Matic all-wheel-drive version gets 78 MPGe. The EQS580 has a combined EPA rating of 77 MPGe.

Dimensions & Space

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV Dimensions
Length201.8 in
Width77.1 in
Height67.6 in
Wheelbase126.4 in
Cargo Volume7–23 ft3
Airbags9 Airbags
EQS SUV Dimensions

The EQS SUV may be outfitted with Mercedes’ mesmerizing 56-inch Hyperscreen, which spans the entire width of the dashboard, for maximum theatre. It has a 17.7-inch touchscreen that is primarily in charge of infotainment features, as well as a 12.3-inch touchscreen in front of the passenger, in addition to housing the digital gauge cluster. Buyers will undoubtedly be drawn in by the novelty of the glass-covered dash, but we can’t help but lament the nearly complete absence of real switchgear. Digital gauges and a 12.8-inch touchscreen in portrait mode will still be included for those who decide against the Hyperscreen. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Burmester music system, and wireless device charging will all be included on every EQS SUV.


2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV TrimsPrice (USD)
EQS450+ Premium$105,550
EQS450 4Matic Premium$108,550
EQS450+ Exclusive$109,800
EQS450+ Pinnacle$111,800
EQS450 4Matic Exclusive$112,800
EQS450 4Matic Pinnacle$114,800
EQS580 4Matic Premium$127,100
EQS580 4Matic Exclusive$131,350
EQS580 4Matic Pinnacle$133,350

Although the starting price of an EQS SUV is surprisingly close to that of an EQS sedan, we don’t think many customers will choose to stay with the base EQS450+ model. Not when the more potent EQS580 4Matic versions are available. The EQS450+ still comes with a tonne of desired standard amenities, like a Burmester sound system, rear-axle steering, heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, and more. The EQS580 4Matic Exclusive model, which includes an all-wheel drive powertrain and upscale options like a head-up display, four-zone automatic climate control, and massaging front seats, is what we would advise.

Specifications, Quarter Mile, 0-60 Mph & Top-Speed

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV SpecificationsSpecs
Motorpermanent-magnet synchronous AC
Horsepower536 hp 
Torque633 lb-ft
0-60 MPH4.2–6.2 sec
0-100 MPH13.5–15.5 sec
1/4 Mile12.5–14.5 sec
Top-Speed130 mph

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