Mercedes EQS Review

Price: £102,160 - £157,160

Electrifying.com score

9/10

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Mercedes’ first proper crack at building a clean-sheet electric car is as impressive as you'd expect. It's not an electric S-Class though, as it is much more sporty than you might expect.

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  • Battery size: 108kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 4.44
  • E-Rating™: A+

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  • Max charge rate: 200 kW
  • Range: 479 miles
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  • Battery size: 108kWh
  • Miles per kWh: 4.44
  • E-Rating™: A+

    Click here to find out more about our electric car Efficiency Rating.​

  • Max charge rate: 200 kW
  • Range: 479 miles
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  • Electrifying.com E-Rating A+
Driven and reviewed by Electrifying.com・ Published: 16/04/2021・Updated: 14/10/2022

Ginny Says

“There's no doubt that the EQS is going to really push forward the electric car benchmark in terms of range, refinement and technology. It's a surprise that it doesn't try to challenge Tesla or Audi in terms of performance though.”

Nicki Says

“I love the way the familiar Mercedes EQC drives as it's just so quiet and relaxing. The EQS takes this to another level, not least because the slippery shape slips through the air better than any other car on sale. That makes it quieter and more efficient too.”

Got questions? We've put together the most frequently-asked topics   below. If there's something we haven't answered here or in the review   then let us know on our contact page.  

Does the Mercedes EQS replace the S-Class?

No, the S-Class still continues with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid power.

Is the Mercedes EQS better than a Tesla?

We haven't driven the new version of the Tesla, but the Mercedes has advantages in several areas such as range and quality. It's not as fast though, and charging is slower.

Is the EQA four-wheel-drive?

Not at launch in the UK. Just one version is available here. 

Will there be other Mercedes electric cars anytime soon?

Oh yes. The EQC is already well established and the EQV people-carrier has just gone on sale as has the EQA small crossover.

Is the Mercedes EQS a hatchback?

Yes it is. Which is odd for this type of car, especially as the smaller EQE is a saloon. But we like it for the practicality.

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