When the time comes to discuss a luxury sedan, with all-wheel drive and all-electric usability, there are limited options that make sense.
In Grasso’s Garage this week, we experienced Electric Intelligence from Mercedes-Benz. Its elegant EQS 580 4Matic boasts a futuristic exterior look, comfortable and spacious interior, all while offering a 340-mile charge range. While charge range “anxiety” is always top of mind, our EQS was really nice. Similar to a regular gasoline vehicle, the EQS range concern was nonexistent as I knew that I could do a day or even weekend trip without concerns.
Wrapped in a flat Selenite Gray Magno, the look was a really neat looking option. And choices abound as the EQS has 10 exterior colors and five interior color options, which is pretty exquisite. While interior ambient lighting is always something that makes Mercedes consumers happy, our Space Gray interior paired well with the natural grain anthracite linden wood as an accent.
Our EQS 580 tester came with an array of interior packages as well. The Executive Rear Seat package offers rear heated and massaging seats, center comfort armrest with MBUX tablet for controls and wireless charging. The AMG Line Interior package offers appearance accouterments like steering wheel paddles, sport steering wheel and sports pedals. Finally the Pinnacle trim package was $4,350 and came with four-zone climate control, power rear seats, massaging front seats and heated and ventilated rear seats.
Warranties for the MB EQS 580 include 4-year/50,000 mile new car warranty, 10-year/155,000 mile high voltage battery warranty, and complimentary factory scheduled maintenance for two years or 20,000 miles. With these types of additions to the EQS, we now have the ability to take a deep breath and recognize what is being offered, but more importantly, that there is coverage and warranties in place to soothe any concerns.
Although the EV wave is here, and with luxury companies like BMW and Mercedes Benz trying to keep up with the fad, the EQS 580 is certainly a decent option. Do we like the S580 more? Yes, it seems more elegant and more comfortable than the EQS, but I assume BMW will have something to say with its EV luxury land yacht version, hopefully coming to Grasso’s Garage soon for a slice of the review pie.
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As tested: $141,400
MPGe: 91 city, 98 highway, 94.2 as tested