We now know the cost of the Mercedes-AMG EQS EV
The high-performance division of the German marque has just confirmed that the Mercedes-AMG EQS EV price will start at $148,550. We also have a clearer sense of what to expect from the subsidiary’s first all-electric vehicle that’s set to debut in the United States later in 2022.
Mercedes-AMG is a fully owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG that was formed in the 1960s by former Mercedes-Benz employees. The German automobile group eventually bought out AMG, which began as an independent engineering firm that’s focused on performance upgrades for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
AMG has a well-deserved reputation for bringing Mercedes-Benz automobiles that are already relatively high-end to a greater level of performance and handling. As a result, AMG vehicles are among the most expensive in the market. Although still up there, the Mercedes-AMG EQS EV price isn’t too surprising for AMG as their GT C Coupe starts at a similar cost of $153,500 while their G 63 SUV starts at $156,450.
In comparison, the Mercedes-Benz EQS EV starts at $102,310, costing $42,240 less than the AMG EQS EV. However, the high-performance EV is $36,350 less expensive than the most expensive gas-powered S-Class variant, the Maybach S 580 4MATIC which begins at $184,900.
For the US market, the new EV sedan will be available in two trim levels: “Exclusive” and “Pinnacle.” The Mercedes-AMG EQS EV price of $148,550 will be for the Exclusive edition while the cost of the Pinnacle trim has not yet been confirmed. Both trims will receive the same updated AMG power figures; 649 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque, with a limited power boost up to 751 horsepower in short bursts. With one on each axle, the dual electric motors are powered by a 107.8-kWh battery pack. According to AMG, their EQS EV can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and has an electronically regulated top speed of 155 mph.
On the inside, a 56-inch curved MBUX Hyperscreen infotainment system, HUD, heated and ventilated full leather front seats, massaging headrests, wireless phone charging, and a Burmester Surround sound system all come standard. AMG’s adaptive damping adjustable suspension comes standard on all EQS models, along with a comprehensive suite of passive driver assistance tech, 21-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, rear-wheel steering, and performance brakes.
Can all of this make up for the Mercedes-AMG EQS EV price tag? We think so. For the first two years of ownership, every EQS comes with complimentary maintenance and free “unlimited” 30-minute DC fast charging at Electrify America power stations. The German marque promises the Mercedes-AMG EQS EV will hit showrooms later this spring. It’ll be here before we know it, so we better start saving up.