The new Mercedes-Benz EQS now on sale in Ireland
The new Mercedes-Benz EQS now on sale in Ireland

The new Mercedes-Benz EQS has arrived in Ireland, a new flagship premium electric car for the German brand.

The arrival of the EQS also increases to six the number of electric EQ models the brand now markets in Ireland, including SUVs like the EQA, EQB, and EQC, as well as the recently launched EQE business saloon, and the EQV people carrier.

In Ireland the new Mercedes-Benz EQS comes in a choice of two model variants: the EQS 450+ (with rear axle eATS electric motor) priced at €129,965; and a EQS Mercedes-AMG 53 4MATIC+all-wheel-drive version (with motors on front and rear axles) priced at €180,015. Powering them are Mercedes-Benz’s own-manufactured batteries.

Helped by lightweight components and Cd value from 0.20, the new EQS has a driving range of up to 735 kms (WLTP), with a power output of up to 245 kW (333 bhp) and a quoted top speed limited to 210km/h. Electrical consumption is 18.9-16.2kWh/100km.

The EQS uses a new ‘modular’ construction method likely to be used in future battery-electric vehicles, with a cab-forward design and coupé-like exterior. The headlight design, wheels and black panel front with ‘star’ inset link it to other members of the Mercedes-EQ family.

Inside, a keynote feature is the optional concave dash-mounted MBUX infotainment ‘Hyperscreen’ whose curved and flexed surface appears to float across the full width of the vehicle. Now equipped with artificial intelligence and a ‘learning’ capability, it supports the driver in numerous additional ways beyond what was possible previously.

There’s also a 15-speaker surround sound system. Motors in the seats deliver up to ten different massage programmes, while seat heating and inflatable air chambers replicate the body-soothing effects of a ‘hot stones’ treatment.

Reproduced on interior trim, wheels, and fascia is a Mercedes-Benz ‘pattern’ design based on a three dimensional star motif first featured on a 1911 Daimler trademark.

The new flagship EQS includes 40 new inventions and 20 new design applications.