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Checking out Rs 1.55 crore Mercedes-Benz EQS 580: My 15 observations

Compared to the regular Mercedes-Benz S Class, the interior space felt small and compact but the rear has more than adequate leg and knee room.

BHPian Sivacar recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Had an opportunity to check this car up close a couple of days ago.

My Observations

  • The HUD alone will be a big draw for this car to get sold. It is simply out of this world.
  • Incredibly short turning radius.
  • Suspension felt really soft and comfortable.
  • After raising the Air suspension, the car should clear most of the speed breakers including the large ones.
  • The rear motor is the main one which drives the car, the front motor engages and disengages as per need.
  • The regeneration happens mainly from the front motor.
  • Has 4 regen modes. "Strong" "Normal" "No" and "Intelligent"
  • Has 4 modes in Dynamic - Select, ECO, COMFORT SPORT and INDIVIDUAL.
  • Front seats are extremely comfortable but in the rear, there is a lack of under-thigh support. Although the seat themselves are comfortable.
  • Compared to the regular S Class, the interior space felt small and compact, but the rear has more than adequate leg and knee room. Simply it should not be compared with the regular S.
  • Only the first 500 cars will have the rear axle steering as standard, after that I think it will be a paid software-activated option.
  • Fit and Finish are way much better than the regular S Class.
  • Huge Boot, around 600 litres. It is a notchback like the Skoda Octavia.
  • All the seats have heating and cooling functions, and only the front seats have a massage function.
  • Also has a camera in the instrument cluster to check the drowsiness of the driver and also to check whether the driver is looking at the passenger screen. This camera is also used for logging into the car with a face ID.

With the current pricing, this car will fly out of the showrooms.

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