MERCEDES-AMG EQS 53


The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ marks the introduction of high-voltage
electrification to the Mercedes-AMG range in Australia.

At the heart of the new EQS 53 4MATIC+ is a performance-oriented electric drivetrain with
two motors; one each at the front and rear axles. Fully variable AMG Performance
4MATIC+ all-wheel drive optimally transmits power to the road in all driving conditions.

It has up to 484kW of power and maximum torque of 950 Nm. The optional AMG
DYNAMIC PLUS Package increases output to a maximum of 560 kW in RACE START
mode with boost function, matched by torque of 1020 Nm.

In this mode, acceleration from 0-100 km/h is possible in as little as 3.4 seconds (3.8
seconds in standard specification). Top speed is limited to 250 km/h with AMG DYNAMIC
PLUS package fitted (220 km/h as standard).

An onboard charging system also enables the EQS 53 to be conveniently charged at
home or at public charging stations with up to 11 kW from AC (alternating current)
sources, or up to 22 kW AC via the optional AC charging system.

This high-capacity system endows the EQS 53 with a recommended driving range of
587km (as measured by ADR 81/02), assisted by the highly optimised aerodynamic shape
that enables an impressively low drag coefficient of just 0.23.

Sound has always been an important part of the typical Mercedes-AMG driving
experience, and the EQS 53 4MATIC+ brings a new, powerfully sonorous sound to electric
driving.

Inside, a sound system uses special speakers, a bass actuator and a sound generator to
create a special sound experience in two versions: ‘Authentic’ or optional ‘Performance’.
This exclusive AMG SOUND EXPERIENCE is generated inside and out with a tonality and
intensity to match the driving status, selected driving mode or the driver’s wishes.

This is first model equipped with the innovative MBUX Hyperscreen. This curved display
unit extends the full width of the cabin, comprising three screens under a glass cover that
appear to merge into one.

Standard rear axle steering enables a rear wheel angle of up to 9 degrees, significantly
enhancing dynamic agility through corners and bends while also reducing the large car’s
turning circle to compact vehicle dimensions.

The EQS 53 is fitted as standard with AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension with adaptive
adjustable damping, featuring a four-link axle at the front and a multi-link axle at the rear.

Inside are powered AMG sports seats with active cushion and hot stone massage
functions. A Burmester(r) 3D surround sound system with 15 speakers and 710-watt
output; a digital TV tuner plus DAB+ digital radio tuner.

Aerodynamic is provided by AMG-specific body styling including an AMG spoiler lip on the
bootlid. Standard 21-inch AMG 5-cross-spoke light alloy wheels in tantalite grey can be
substituted for an optional matt black finish, or for 22-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheels in
matt black.

The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ is now on sale priced at $328,400, plus on-road
costs.

The AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package, which swells power and torque in RACE START
mode, and adds the AMG Driver’s Package, AMG Track Pace and ‘Performance’ AMG
SOUND EXPERIENCE, costs $7690.

The Energizing Comfort Package, including the Front Energizing Package, steering wheel
heating, heated rear seats, ENERGIZING AIR CONTROL Plus, a HEPA air purifier, and
the MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System with two wireless headsets, adds
$9290.

The Night Package, including exterior enhancements such as red-painted brake callipers,
the 22-inch multi-spoke wheels, and trim details in black, adds $3990.

Accessories include an alternating current (AC) charging system for up to 22 kW charging
($2490) and the Mercedes-Benz Wallbox Gen 1.5 for home charging ($1450).

 

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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