Mercedes-Benz has officially launched its EQ specialty brand with the roll-out of their all-electric EQS 580 4MATIC.
The vehicle has been available in other international markets but is now just make it’s way to customers in Canada.
“This milestone signifies the beginning of the Mercedes-EQ era in Canada. We are excited for our customers from coast-to-coast to get behind the wheel of our groundbreaking all-electric luxury EQS 580 4MATIC sedan – the first of what will be an incredible lineup of Mercedes-EQ vehicles coming to our market. We look forward to continuing the hard work we’ve started with all of our dealer partners as we execute Mercedes-Benz Canada’s transition to ‘electric only’ in the years to come,” said Eva Wiese, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Canada.
The EQS 580 4MATIC features an output of 516 hp and up to 547 KM of range. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.
To charge up your EQS, you can visit a number of location in the ChargePoint network.
The EQS supports DC fast charging to get you up to 200 kW speeds and charge from 10% to 80% in 31 mins.
Inside the EQS is the MBUX Hyperscreen that features a 56-inch curved glass surface.
The screen actually houses several displays including the driver instrument cluster, main infotainment screen and screen for the front passenger. All of them blend together seamlessly to make it look like one.
Other features of the EQS include a power tilt and sliding panoramic sun roof consisting of two modules that together form a large glass surface.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC is available now from the company’s website, starting at $144,200 CAD.
In the next few months, Mercedes-Benz will also be launching a AMG version of the EQS called the AMG EQS 4MATIC+.
The AMG EQS 4MATIC+ will have an output of 762hp (560 kW), AMG-specific brake system, AMG 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, AMG Ride Control+ and the AMG Sound Experience.
It’ll also come with the MBUX Hyperscreen as standard and a 107.8 kWh battery that provides up to 580 KM of range and 200kW DC fast charging support.
Options for the AMG model include AMG Carbon Ceramic Brakes and Track Pace, two AMG specific interior upholstery options (Neva Grey / Balao Brown AMG Nappa Leather and Black / Balao Brown AMG Nappa Leather) and a carbon fibre trim.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 4MATIC+ will start at $184,200 CAD.
Source: Mercedes-Benz Canada