It is essentially an electric S-Class for the Datuks
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today launched three new electric vehicles under its EV sub-brand Mercedes-EQ, in an effort to further strengthen its presence in the local EV market.
Firstly, we have the EQS 450+, which is essentially an electric S-Class, which won the World Luxury Car of the Year award for this year. The EQS is also the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ.
Built on Mercedes-Benz‘s modular architecture for luxury EVs, the EQS 450, which features a sporty and low coupé-like silhouette, is the most aerodynamic production car in the world with a Cd benchmark of 0.20.
In terms of equioment, the all new EQS 450+ comes with the AMG line exterior and body styling and features a 21-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels.
There is also a panoramic sunroof , a Digital Light package featuring continuous reflector strips on the front, and Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus.
Inside, we have a 64-colour ambient lighting system, Comfort Seats, velour floor mats, a Multifunction steering wheel wrapped in nappa leather, galvanised steering-wheel gearshift paddles in silver chrome, Anthracite line structure lime wood trim, and an anthracite open-pored line structure line wood centre console.
The list of standard features includes Nappa Leather upholstery along with power front seats with memory function, Keyless Go Comfort Package with Hands-Free Access, a rear MBUX tablet, and a wireless charging system for mobile devices in the rear.
For further convenience, the EQS 450+ will include the USB Package Plus, a wireless charging system for mobile devices and a stowage compartment beneath the centre console.
Capable of covering up to 782 km with a fully charged battery, the EQS fitted with a new generation of battery with significantly higher energy density. It has a usable energy content of around 107.8 kWh.
The EQS 450+ allows the alternating current charging system supporting up to 11 kW and drect current charging system supporting up to 200 kW.
The luxury EV will also include Dynamic Select and the Pedestrian protection bringing the car to a halt when sensors pick up pedestrian movement in its path.
The EQS 450+ also comes with the Driving Assistance Plus Package including Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Steering Assist, Evasive manoeuvre support, PRE-SAFE impulse side and Rear sensors for the lane departure assistant.
For even greater assistance, the EQS 450+ will have the URBAN GUARD vehicle protection featuring an Anti-theft alarm system, and an Interior monitoring system accessible through the Mercedes me app.
The Parking Package includes a 360-degree camera ad brings with it the Active Parking Assist with the vehicle also including the Mirror package for the Interior mirror and driver's exterior mirror to automatically dim, Electrically folding exterior mirrors and of course Ambient lighting with projection of the Mercedes-Benz brand logo.
The EQS 450+ will have the standard Tyre pressure monitoring system, TIREFIT along with Window airbags and Knee airbags for a higher safety standard. The vehicle also includes the PRE-SAFE system, beltbag and the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system.
Taking centre stage in the EQS is actually the MBUX Hyperscreen. Featuring a fingerprint scanner and an OLED front passenger display, the MBUX Hyperscreen is surrounded by a continuous plastic front frame.
The EQS 450+ also includes the MBUX augmented reality for navigation, MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System, 2 wireless headsets, Pre-installation for Remote and Navigation Services, Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In combination with the Burmester 3D surround sound system, the EQS features the two soundscapes Silver Waves and Vivid Flux.
Priced at RM698,888 on the road without insurance, the Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ which produces 333 hp and 565 Nm of torque, is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 in 6.2 seconds, while hitting a top speed of 210 km/h.