Mercedes-Benz has announced it will add the EQS 450 4Matic to its local line-up, with details of pricing and specification now to hand.
The new fully electric sedan will kick off at $218,700, with the first examples expected to land in New Zealand next month.
If you’re familiar with the EQS 53 4Matic+, then think of the 450 as its longer-range sibling without the go-fast bits. Not that it will be wanting, however.
Two electric motors send 265kW of power and 800Nm of torque to all four wheels, giving a suggested zero to 100km/h sprint time of 5.6 seconds.
Maximum driving range comes to 664km thanks to a 108kWh battery pack that can be recharged with 22kW of AC or 200kW of DC power.
The EQS is a large vehicle and comes with standard-fit rear-axle steering which Mercedes says facilitates more responsiveness at high speeds and extra manoeuvrability at low speeds.
All local bound 450s will receive the AMG Line exterior as standard, comprising an AMG-specific front bumper, rear apron, side skirts, front grille, and 21-inch AMG light alloys.
Mercedes throws in the Electric Art Line interior at no extra cost, adding Comfort seats and a Nappa leather-clad steering wheel. In the back, the Rear Seat Package gives occupants upholstered cushions, “luxury” head restraints, and electrically adjustable backrests, while a wireless charging pad can be found in the centre.
The EQS 450 4Matic also comes with a 710-watt Burmester surround sound system with 15 speakers, four-zone climate control, heated and cooled front seats, a head-up display, ambient lighting, a glass panoramic sunroof, parking assist with a 360-degree camera, and more.
Adding to the appeal is a five-star safety rating courtesy of ANCAP. Some of the EV’s safety appointments include lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, and autonomous emergency braking (AEB).
The Mercedes-Benz EQS 450 4Matic is available to order now, with the first local deliveries expected in September 2023.