Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has released its next generation AMG EQS 53 electric car in the Indian market starting at Rs 2.45 crore (ex-showroom).
The new AMG EQS 53 comes out as a fully electric luxury performance sedan from Mercedes-Benz.
At Rs 2.45 crore (ex-showroom), it stands Rs 88 lakh costlier than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Rs 1.46 crore more expensive than the Mercedes EQC EV in India.
The new EQS 53 is rolled out from the ‘AMG’ division of the company, thus benefiting from the sportier dynamics in terms of ride, handling and performance. It is also the very first electric car out from the AMG division.
This new EV has been introduced in India as a CBU import model which will soon be followed by the locally assembled Mercedes-Benz EQS 580, slated to go on sale in India later around the festive season this year.
The key highlight of the new EQS includes its 400V, 107.8kWh lithium-ion battery which can be charged at speeds of up to 200kW with a fast charger. Power output in the new EV has been rated at 649hp in the standard Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+, while the variant that boasts the Dynamic Plus package generates 751hp in the Race Start mode.
The car can achieve a 0-100kph sprint timing in just 3.4 seconds. In terms of the top speed, the standard EQS 53 tops out at 220kph, while the Dynamic Plus maxes out at 250kph.
Mercedes-EQS 53 4MATIC+ features a very distinctive styling on the outside.
The EQS 53 makes use of a multi-link front and rear suspension, however, the company claims that this setup has been reworked specifically for this car. Components like the rear axle beam, and both the subframe and motor mountings, have all been tweaked as per the car.
In addition, it also gets AMG’s Ride Control+ air suspension, working alongside electronically controlled active dampers and rear-axle steering.
Inside the cabin, the new car debuts Mercedes-Benz new Hyperscreen in India. It essentially comprises three screens that are joined together by one continuous glass panel, giving the interior a hyper-modern appeal.
While the driver and front passenger get 12.3-inch screens each, the infotainment sits in the centre as a clossal 17.7-inch unit.
Moreover, other key elements inside the car include the use of a carbon fibre trim and an Alcantara finish on the door pads as well as the steering wheel, 64-colour ambient lighting, massaging seats, and a Burmester sound system, and optional Nappa leather.