Mercedes-Benz has opened the order books for its all-electric EQS, with prices starting from £99,995.

The 333hp flagship premium EV has a range of up to 453 miles (WLTP) powered by its 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery.

It is also the first Mercedes model to use the brand’s new modular platform architecture designed specifically for large luxury and executive-class EVs.

The new model also showcases the new MBUX Hyperscreen with multiple displays that merge under one piece of glass to create a curved screen over 141 centimetres wide.

The MBUX Hyperscreen is available on AMG Line Premium EQS models and above; priced at an additional £7,995.

The 107.8 kWh battery features a 200 kW DC on-board charger, allowing it to charge from 10 to 80% in 31 minutes. This is enough to deliver an extra 186 miles of range in 15 minutes.

EQS 450+ AMG Line models come as standard with 20-inch alloy wheels; AMG Line body styling elements in high-gloss black and chrome; 4.5-degree rear-axle steering; panoramic sunroof; full leather upholstery; heated seats front and rear; a flat-bottomed sports steering wheel in Nappa leather; 12.3-inch driver display; MBUX multimedia system with 12.8-inch OLED central display; Driving Assistance Package and MBUX augmented navigation.

AMG Line Premium adds 21-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels; Digital Light with Light Band; interior active ambient lighting; acoustic privacy glass; a 360-degree camera; Driving Assistance Plus; and a Burmester® surround-sound system. AMG Line Premium models are available for an extra £7,000 over AMG Line trim.

Costing £7,000 more than AMG Line Premium, AMG Line Premium Plus brings a head-up display; remote parking functionality; and the gesture-controlled MBUX interior assistant.

EQS 450+ Luxury models feature equipment levels equal to the AMG Line Premium trim, but replace the sporty focus with a more classic style.

This includes all new Microcloud Artico upholstery combined with ship-deck wood; comfort seats with comfort headrests and a heated steering wheel; and 22-inch alloy wheels. EQS 450+ Luxury trim is aligned pricing-wise with AMG Line Premium trim, costing £7,000 more than AMG Line cars.

Exclusive Luxury trim adds multi-contour massage seats with climate control; an air balance package; and Nappa leather upholstery. Exclusive Luxury costs an extra £7,000 over Luxury-spec vehicles.

The optional Rear Luxury Lounge package is also available on the Exclusive Luxury model line.

Costing £3,995, it includes electrically adjustable rear seats with massage functions; comfort rear armrest with wireless smartphone charging and Android tablet; climate control for rear seats; Mercedes interior assistant; additional USB ports and adaptive interior lighting. 

All EQS models come with a three-year subscription to Mercedes me Charge, providing access to vehicle charging from public charging providers, with a single account.

This also includes a one-year subscription to IONITY with free rapid charging.

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