Last September, Mercedes announced headway on the newest EQS: an SUV variation of the all-electric luxury car. Last month, the company revealed a peek inside the new SUEV, a teaser that examined life inside the model, and all the creature comforts and techy dazzle that such a life entails.
Moving deeper into spring 2022 — and nearer to initial deliveries of the model — Mercedes has officially revealed a detailed look at what could be the sales flagship of the series, at least for the first year or two. The 2023 EQS SUV is officially part of the automaker’s EQ family, and will be in dealerships this year, if the production schedule stays on track, in both RWD, 355-horsepower 450+, and AWD, 536-HP 580 4MATIC trim levels. An AMG version will follow next year.
Using the long-wheelbase platform of the EQS sedan as a foundation, and raising the roof nearly 8 inches higher than that variant, the EQS SUV’s interior space is impressive; from stem to stern it measures nearly 202 inches, and is over 77 inches wide. Buyers who opt for the 7-seat version of the EQS SUV will need to make no excuses when all seats are filled. Additionally, the model rides on 22-inch wheels, giving drivers a comfortable perspective on the road.
Cabin features include nearly endless adjustment potential for seating comfort, as well as seven different instrument panel options, an optional MBUX tablet in back, laser-cut stainless and wood trim, and a HEPA filter. The car’s more techy features include a head-up display given a dose of augmented reality, ‘Active Ambient Lighting’, and various spa-like features.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, and its batteries, will be made in the company’s production plant in Alabama.