Read Caroline’s Mercedes-Benz EQS review for everything you need to know buying Mercedes’ new luxury electric car in Ireland.

When the Mercedes-Benz EQS was launched, it was the brand’s first large electric saloon and a flagship for the Mercedes EQ brand of electric vehicles. It’s also the first model from Mercedes to be based on the brand’s new modular architecture for luxury and executive electric vehicles.

The new EQS goes on sale in Ireland priced from €135,245, which is in the region of the S-Class.

It’s also Irish Luxury Car of the Year 2023.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS on test for Changing Lanes!
The Mercedes-Benz EQS on test for Changing Lanes!


The Mercedes-Benz EQS is a stunning car, measuring over five metres in length and making just the right impression with a sleek, coupé-like exterior design. It is one of the most aerodynamic cars on sale today with a low, smooth nose and flush door handles contributing to a Cd value of just 0.20. It’s also one of the prettiest and classiest luxury electric cars you can buy. The full-width light bar at the front and rear is a futuristic nod to other models in the EQ range. Frameless, coupé-like doors add to the prestige. The AMG Line exterior comes as standard, but the elegant Electric Art exterior is available as an option at no extra cost. Both versions come with 20-inch alloy wheels, with up to 22-inch available as an option.


The cabin of the EQS is a very comfortable and luxurious place to spend time in. Buyers can choose from an AMG Line or Electric Art interior. The Electric Art interior comes as standard with leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, 12.3-inch digital driver display and large 12.8-inch central touchscreen supporting MBUX infotainment with more intelligent voice control than ever before. The brand’s new Hyperscreen is available as an option for €12,213, with a curved and flexed surface that appears to float across the full width of the vehicle. It gives your front passenger access to their very own screen and a stunning 17.7-inch central display. There’s also a 15-speaker surround sound system. The seats can offer up to ten different massage programmes, while seat heating and inflatable air chambers replicate the body-soothing effects of a ‘hot stone’ treatment.

The stunning cabin of the Mercedes-Benz EQS
The stunning cabin of the Mercedes-Benz EQS


The EQS measures over 5 metres in length and has a roomy, comfortable cabin with lots of passenger space. There is limo-like legroom in the rear with plenty of comfort features for your passengers. There is also a huge boot of 610 litres and a powered tailgate comes as standard.


The EQS introduces a new generation of batteries made by Mercedes-Benz with significantly higher energy density. The new battery management software was developed in-house and allows updates over the air (OTA) so it stays up to date throughout the lifetime of the car. The EQS uses a 120kWh battery and the 450+ is the best for range with an incredible 745 kilometres (WLTP) possible on a single charge. Goodbye range anxiety.


DC rapid charging is possible up to 200kW, while AC charging can take place up to 11kW. From a 7.4kW wallbox, it will take about 15 hours to charge the battery to full.

The EQS 450+ has a range of over 700 km
The EQS 450+ has a range of over 700 km


The EQS 450+ offers 333hp, while the 450 4Matic offers 360hp. For even more power, the EQS 500 4Matic offers 449hp, while the Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4Matic offers 658hp.

The EQS comes with air suspension as standard, which contributes to a pillowy ride befitting of a luxury car. Refinement is excellent with Mercedes-Benz investing significantly in insulation and sealing the gaps to offer a high-end cabin experience with very little noise. The EQS moves over the tarmac effortlessly with the EQS 450+ offering plenty of responsiveness and power on demand. There’s 568Nm of torque available so the EQS can sprint to 100km/h in just 6.2 seconds. Rear wheel steering also comes as standard, which boosts the agility and manoeuvrability of the vehicle.


The new Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ goes on sale from about €135,245, or from €139,510 for the EQS 450 4Matic. The EQS 500 4Matic with more power goes on sale priced from €150,645. The top of the range Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic is available from €186,710.

Luxury in the back of the Mercedes-Benz EQS
Luxury in the back of the Mercedes-Benz EQS


The Mercedes-Benz EQS is a true masterpiece of a car. The EQS oozes class and demands respect wherever it goes. Just from those sleek, showstopping looks, which are as much about aerodynamics as they are about beauty.

There’s effortless power available and the range is truly exceptional in a production car.

As a luxury electric car, it really doesn’t get better than the Mercedes-Benz EQS.


Written by Caroline Kidd

Founder and Editor of Changing Lanes, Juror for Irish Car of the Year

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is Irish Luxury Car of the Year 2023
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is Irish Luxury Car of the Year 2023