2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EV Review, Pricing, and Specs

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EV – You’ve seen the latest Mercedes-Benz EQS’s available Hyperscreen, which is a large-screen display on the dashboard. You likely commented on how the appearance of the exterior resembles the shape of a jelly bean. It’s not. Two days of slow-speed driving through Switzerland and surrounded by the vast system of speed camera cameras as well as police eager to impose steep penalties for minor infractions We never witnessed anything over 75 miles per hour. We certainly didn’t engage in any activity that can be described as “ludicrous,” and we did not see Plaid. We didn’t consider Tesla or face-melting acceleration.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Redesign
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Redesign

Look, Mercedes has existed in one form or another form since 1883. Tesla was a running business since 2003, and it was only able to produce regular electric vehicles around 10 years ago. With this extra 100 years of expertise, Mercedes is rapidly catching up to the EV race, however, it does not require gimmicks, like trumpets that make a roar and doesn’t have to test its vehicles with its customers. Mercedes has a reputation that precedes it. It does not include apologists who are fawning ready to come in and defend the company’s mistakes on Twitter. It’s old money and new money which is why the 2022 EQS sedan displays the difference in stark relief and eschews in its Gucci loafers and attempting to compete with Tesla directly as a sort of super-sedan. It’s the same as the Porsche Taycan as well as Audi’s E-Tron GT. Instead, the EQS is just as unique as its gasoline-powered counterpart S-Class’s standard-bearer limo and this one is the only one to be electric and Benz cleverly uses the quiet, fast electric powertrain technology for an even more luxurious experience.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EV Review

When it launches, two versions that make up the EQS will be offered with the all-wheel-drive EQS580 or back-driven EQS450+. Whichever EQS you purchase, Mercedes tosses in the identical 107.8-kWh battery pack. Yes, this means that the single-motor variant 450+ will be the top of the line. Properly equipped, it will go 478 miles on a single charge following the positive European testing process (final EPA figures are forthcoming). Dual-motor (one for each axle) 580, however, is unlikely to go the same distance as an identically equipped 450+. However, the computers continually shift power between two motors to increase efficiency.

Engine & Performance

The EQS580’s dual motors work together to produce 516 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque, with the rear motor the same 329-hp/419-lb-ft unit that’s in the EQS450+. Mercedes promises it will achieve 60 speeds within 4.1 seconds. It’s a quick time for something that big, but 4.1 seconds is almost twice the time it takes the Tesla Model S Plaid to achieve that speed. The EQS450+ is slower yet, requiring a claimed 5.9 seconds to get to 60.

A few quick shots through seemingly unphotogenic roads through cow pastures have confirmed what these numbers suggest. When you start the EQS580 does not feel like you’re being driven forward as if you were smashed by an Escalade. However, the acceleration is longer than you’d expect as it firmly puts you into the comfortable driver’s seat while the EQS slowly increases its speed. The 450+ is leisurely in comparison, even though it’s as fast as your average luxury midsize sedan. We loved the EQS significantly more when we were not worrying about whether it would be able to compete with the Tesla on the dragstrip. It is a quiet car that flows down the road with a comfortable, well-insulated ambiance. The 580 gives the impression of weightier, and in actuality, weighs in the vicinity of 300 more pounds than a single motor 500+, with an element of that mass being added to the front due to the addition of a motor. Both EQSs use Mercedes-Benz’s magic-carpet-ride air suspension system, which has adaptive dampers that tense up just slightly depending on the driving mode switch is switched to Sport.

While it’s not a comfortable ride The EQS provides some significant advances concerning EV development. Consider the brake system, as an example. Like other EVs, they manage the motors’ regenerative braking and use the force of the motor(s) to slow down the vehicle, and to recapture energy that would otherwise be lost and return it in the form of energy to recharge the battery. Similar to other EVs at a lower speed or over a certain threshold of braking (such as an emergency) the system will switch to engage the disc brakes mechanically at every corner. The engineers at Benz came up with a clever solution to the often confusing switching between mechanical and electronic brakes (which could be activated by lifting your step off from the pedal) The brake pedal is moved to adjust the amount of regenerative braking that is in effect even when your feet aren’t in the accelerator.


The ghost-in-the-machine mechanism guarantees that even with the most aggressive regenerative setting when the vehicle slows down the pedal is in a location that is similar to the force of braking. So that when you set your foot down for bringing the EQS to an end there is no need to push through false travel to be able to match the computer’s braking to this point. This results in a smooth deceleration, no matter how you get involved. the transition between mechanical and electric brakes is smooth. A large portion of EQS design features the same kind of engineering that is designed to minimize the amount of effort needed by the driver. Each EQS has rear-wheel steering which allows the rear wheels as much as 10 degrees in discord with the front wheels at slow speeds. Along with some software tricks, this makes it possible ultra-tight U-turns, or if you’re on the road in Switzerland and on a great backroad, nimble switchback turns that require just a quick flick on the wheel. The steering wheel doesn’t flutter with the hand as you’d expect from the case of a car this big. While it’s not the focus of the EQS however, the four-wheel steering enlarges the limousine-sized car to make you appear as if you’re driving a smaller, less flexible car. When you accelerate the rear wheels shift in synchronization with the front wheels to create a stable effect.


The EQS Hyperscreen, a much-hyped feature, is a perfect example of the simplicity-is-luxury concept. With three large screens that are integrated into a massive piano-black screen that runs the length that runs across the instrument panel, in-car electronic components are more accessible than you’d imagine. There is a limited amount of configurability available. For the 12.3-inch driver information display, you can utilize a touchpad on the left-hand side of the wheel. It is possible to move around a variety of designs (including fake analog power and speed gauges, with information displayed between them, similar to a Navi map that is at the top, or a large-screen navigation display, or more contemporary gauge displays) by swiping either upwards or downwards on the pad can alter the menu items in a pared-back fashion on the driver’s screen. In the 17.7-inch center display, users can use touchscreen inputs or a touchpad to the right of the wheel, to select options. It is useful to have a tangible “home” button sit at the lower right of the screen as does the “back” button. Users can choose to remove the menus that they have saved to the lower portion part of their main display which is used primarily as the map of navigation with menu shortcuts on the edges. We, for instance, put audio and massage shortcuts there during our journey.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Interior
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Interior

Users can also shout to say “Hey, Mercedes,” and also a request or query or request, and the onboard voice assistant will take care of it. This technology has greatly improved since it was first introduced a couple of years ago and appeared to be more adept at understanding natural language requests. Your front-seat passenger can accomplish almost anything with the central screen by with their screen located that is located on the right-hand side of the dash. This includes entering a destination for navigation as well as “swiping” it from their display to the central display and it will activate direction to the driver. It’s awe-inspiring even without the Hyperscreen configuration (12.8-inch central display) isn’t as stunning but it’s still a great look and is equally simple to make use of.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Specs
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS Specs

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS EV Redesign

If you believe the exterior of the EQS is worthy of the same praise is a matter of your taste. Some people think that it’s a pity that the EQS is a disappointment from the original concept car which was the inspiration for it. We’ll state this: You must look at the EQS live. The thing that isn’t apparent in photographs is the enormity of the car–it’s nearly as large as the size of an S-Class and is just an inch or so of the limousine’s length, width, and wheelbase, and yet being higher. The thing that matters is that you aren’t able to look out from the inside or care about it because that’s the luxurious and quiet interior and driving experience are. Mercedes-Benz does not have an exclusive advantage in making use of electric motors which are smooth, torque-rich, and quiet operation. Further analysis of the range and charging capabilities of the EQS will require an exhaustive test. However, the company has taken its electric car to its highest-end finish thus far, meaning that, for the moment the EQS is all it is a Mercedes should be, and much of the things is a Tesla isn’t.