The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQS Saloon: The Complete Guide For The UK

Mercedes-Benz EQS electric Saloon
Price: £102,160
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: Saloon
Battery size: 107.8 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 407 - 453 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g


Mercedes-Benz, simply known as Mercedes, is a leading global luxury automative manufacturer based in Germany. The company is headquartered in Stuttgart and is famed for its high quality passenger vehicles, to include the Mercedes-Maybach. However, the company is also a leader in manufacturing commercial vehicles, to include the plug-in Mercedes eSprinter commercial EV and the plug-in Mercedes eVito electric van.

Mercedes-Benz EQ is the sub-brand used by the company for its portfolio of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and mild hybrids. The pure electric cars are branded as EQ, while the PHEVs are branded as EQ Power. The mild hybrid vehicles are branded as EQ Boost. The BEV portfolio includes:

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The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQS Saloon

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS saloon is part of the Mercedes-Benz EQ electric mobility family. The EQS was shown at the International Motor Show Germany in 2019, as the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS. The EQS production model was unveiled in April 2021. Production of the electric saloon commenced in October 2021. The EQS is based on the EV platform, MEA.

The EV is available in one battery size option (107.8 kWh), with a WLTP range up to 453 miles. The real world electric range will depend on the variant chosen, the driving style and driving conditions. In any case, the EQS has an impressive range on a single charge and is capable of up to 200 kW DC charging, and is equipped with a 11 kW on-board charger. The electric vehicle can be charged in 31 minutes (10%-80%) using a 200 kW DC charging station. Home charging will vary between 10 hours to 15 hours 30 minutes, depending on the supply to the residential building (single-phase/ three-phase).

The EQS is equipped with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, which can be controlled via voice, touch or gesture. The infotainment system can overtime predict personal habits using artificial intelligence (AI). The electric car is also equipped (like the case with other EQ models) with an external acoustic warning to alert pedestrians or cyclists at speeds under 19 mph.

The EQS electric saloon does not qualify for the UK government PiCG grant. Prices start from £102,160.

Large EV battery and good EV range (up to 453 miles on a single charge)Cheaper electric saloon alternatives available
High quality interior specifications and infotainment system (MBUX)Extras and options not cheap
Good boot space (610 L)Rivals have faster DC charging capability

The All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQS Saloon (credit: Mercedes)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Saloon
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (7 Options)
EQS 450+ AMG Line (from £102,160)
EQS 450+ AMG Line Premium(from £109,160 )
EQS 450+ Luxury(from £109,160)
EQS 450+ AMG Line Premium Plus(from £116,160)
EQS 450+ Exclusive Luxury (from £116,160)
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Night Edition(from £157,160)
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Touring(from £157,160)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 107.8 kWh
Charging:200 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 31 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Height (mm):1512
Width (mm):2125
Length (mm):5216
Wheelbase (mm):3210
Turning Circle (m):11.9
Boot Space (L):610

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

EQS 450+ Luxury
EV Battery Capacity:107.8 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):407 – 453 miles
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):18.9
Charging:200 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80% SOC: 31 mins). On-board charger 11 kW AC
Top Speed:130 mph
0-62 mph:6.2 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Max Power (hp):333
Torque (Nm):568
Kerb Weight (kg):2,480
NCAP Safety Rating:Five-Star

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Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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