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Mercedes EQS SUV went on sale

The first cars should go to buyers in December this year

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The EQS SUV will be released in three versions: 450+, 450 4MATIC and 580 4MATIC. Versions 450+ and 450 4MATIC are available with 265 kW, 580 4MATIC with 400 kW. Prices for the 450+ version start at €110,658 in Germany, the 450 4MATIC from €114,446, the 580 4MATIC from €135,291.

According to the Mercedes configurator, the EQS 450+ SUV is exactly 3,332 euros more expensive than the corresponding EQS sedan, which, like the 450+, has a power of just 245 kW. During the presentation of the EQS SUV in April, Mercedes representatives already announced that the performance of the sedan should also be increased to SUV levels. With the 450 4MATIC, the price difference between a sedan and an SUV is at the same level of 3,312 euros.

With the 580 4MATIC, the situation is different: for 135,291.10 euros, the EQS SUV is even cheaper than the sedan. Here is a 385kW sedan model (an upgrade to 400kW is still pending) with 139,479.90 euros in the configurator. This makes the sedan in this drive version €4,188.80 more expensive than the EQS SUV.

Other drive options already available for the sedan (EQS 500 4MATIC for €123,153 and Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ for €152,546) are not yet available for the SUV model at market launch. It is not yet known whether this or a modified version of the EQS SUV will follow. Given Mercedes-Benz's luxury car strategy, further high-margin spin-offs would be logical.

The third row of seats with two individual seats, which turns the EQS SUV into a seven-seater, is available from 1,904 euros. In combination with the third row of seats, the Easy Entry feature is standard on the second row of seats.

Other add-on features that charge extra and that Mercedes highlights in its announcement include a star-patterned grille for €392.70, an augmented reality HUD for €1,082.90, and a trailer maneuvering assistant for €416.50. Maneuvering is made easier by automatic control of the tractor's steering angle at speeds up to 5 km/h and on slopes up to 15 percent. Unlike the sedan, which can only pull 750kg, the EQS SUV can tow up to 1.8 tons – for an additional 999.60 euros.

However, Mercedes only uses some of the cheaper communication options. According to the configurator, anyone who wants to order the "Night package" with thermal insulation and tinted windows for 803.25 euros cannot avoid the "AMG Line Advanced Plus" - for a proud 17,861.90 euros. And if you want to order one of the two 450 models, you have to order the Hyperscreen separately for 8,568 euros - the Hyperscreen comes as standard only from the 580 4MATIC.

Unlike the Sindelfingen-built EQS, Germany's EQS SUV is an import model: the EQS SUV and upcoming EQE SUV will reportedly be built at Mercedes American plant in Tuscaloosa.

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