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Mercedes EQS 580, first India-Based Luxury EV, to Roll Out Soon: What to expect 

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Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 is the electric version of the S-Class flagship sedan with the promise of an indulgent cabin and some seriously fast driving specs.

Mercedes-Benz will launch the Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC, India’s first locally assembled luxury electric vehicle (EV), on September 30 from its plant in Chakan, near Pune. The Mercedes EQS 580 was released shortly after the Mercedes AMG EQS 53, which was priced at 2.45 crore (ex showroom).

While the AMG EQS 53 is imported and features AMG technology, the locally assembled EQS 580 4MATIC will have a lower price tag and lower performance credentials while still promising the same level of opulent luxury as flagship Mercedes products. The EQS 580, which is based on Mercedes’ dedicated electric vehicle architecture (EVA), looks and feels similar to the AMG twin but has some distinct characteristics of its own. The closed and blacked-out grille on the face immediately indicates that this is an EV, while the sharp LED headlamp units contribute to the sporty appearance. Other features include frameless doors, flush door handles, and 19-inch alloy wheels.

Battery and range of the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580: The EQS 580 would be available in India with a dual-motor setup, with one motor on each axle. The Mercedes EV, which is powered by a 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, can travel over 750 kilometers before needing to be recharged. In terms of power, this EV produces 523 bhp and 856 Nm of torque, which is quite impressive and possibly second only to the 649 bhp and 950 Nm provided by the Mercedes AMG EQS 53.

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Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 dimensions: In terms of its exterior proportions, the EQS 580 is the identical size as the AMG EQS 53. This means that it measures 5,223 mm in length, is 1,296 mm wide and stands 1,515 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 3,210 mm and packs a 610 litre cargo space.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 was unveiled to the public for the first time in 2021, and it is a key component of the brand’s push toward electric mobility. Mercedes-Benz India has been relatively quick to not only bring the model here, but also to take the risk of locally assembling it, allowing it to avoid certain taxes for a price that would otherwise be higher.

Mercedes currently offers two EV models, despite being the first in India to introduce a luxury battery-powered car in the form of the EQC SUV. Audi currently has the most electric models on the market, while competitors such as BMW, Jaguar, and Volvo each have at least one model. However, Mercedes-Benz wants to take the lead in terms of model offerings and has confirmed plans to bring the EQB SUV here by the fourth quarter of 2022.

 

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