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Mercedes-Benz EQS: Meet the first Made-in-India Luxury EV; how to book, specs & more

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Mercedes-Benz, one of the largest luxury carmakers, recently announced that the bookings for its first ‘MAde in India’ luxury EV – the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC – have commenced. The booking amount for the Mercedes EQS is Rs 25 lakhs. The car will roll out from its assembly line on September 30.

First Made-in-India EV

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC will be the first-ever luxury EV to be manufactured in India. Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, will roll out the first Made-in-India EQS from Mercedes-Benz India plant at Chakan, Pune.

How to book Mercedes-Benz EQS?

People who want to become the proud owners of the first ever Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC can either book the car online or visit the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealership.

India’s longest-range EV

Interestingly, the Mercedes-Benz EQS will be India’s longest-range EV by far. Also, it will be the first ‘ARAI-certified locally produced luxury EV’. It got the certificate after extensive testing on August 29, 2022.

Priority deliveries

Mercedes-Benz will provide ‘priority deliveries’ to existing Mercedes-Benz customers .

Mercedes-Benz EQS specs

The world’s most aerodynamic production vehicle, Mercedes-Benz EQS  comes with a drag coefficient of just 0.20 and is 5216 mm in length. It is 1926 mm wide and 1512 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 3210 mm.

It packs a powerful 107.8 kWh battery pack and delivers 385 kW power with 885 nm torque. It is capable of offering  upto 300 km of range in just 15 minutes using 200 kWh Ultra-fast DC charger.

Mercedes-Benz EQS interior

Inside, the Mercedes-Benz EQS features a 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen, curved screen unit extending from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens are placed under a glass cover and look like they are merge into one.

Mercedes-Benz’s ‘Make in India’ journey

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “We are privileged that Mercedes-Benz’s first-ever ‘Made in India’ electric vehicle will be rolled out by Shri Nitin Gadkari ji, Honourable Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India. It is a memorable milestone in our ‘Make in India’ journey underlining our production accomplishments. Today we are also commencing the bookings of this flagship EV. Our existing customers will have priority deliveries for the vehicle.”

Mercedes-Benz EQS: Meet the first Made-in-India Luxury EV
Image: Mercedes-Benz

Most futuristic ‘Made in India’ offering

Schwenk elaborated, “The EQS 580 4MATIC is Mercedes-Benz’s most futuristic ‘Made in India’ offering and promises to push the boundaries in design, technology, luxury, and safety. With the successful debut of the AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+, there is significant customer interest for the ‘Made in India’ EQS 580 4MATIC, and we are confident this luxury EV will surpass all customers’ expectations and be a game changer in the segment.”

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Bindiya Bhatt
Bindiya Bhatt
Founder and Editor-in-Chief at The Vocal News, Bindiya Bhatt is a journalist with over 15 years of experience in the media industry. Having covered nearly all beats in her career, she is an Automobile and Tech enthusiast who loves writing about cars, bikes, gadgets and more. She has done her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from IMS Noida.

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