The Indian vehicle trade is among the many busiest and largest on the earth. The various nature is often obvious on the highway, with low value hatchbacks compete for area with crore plus SUVs and sedans. Infact, earlier this week, we advised you concerning the launch of probably the most inexpensive electrical automotive within the type of the Tata Tiago EV and now, Mercedes-Benz has despatched a (electrical!) shock wave with what’s the longest vary luxurious EV within the nation. Say hey to the EQS 580 4Matic. Priced at Rs 1.55 crore (ex-showroom, earlier than choices tick in), this luxurious limo can go so long as 857km on a single cost, whereas holding you cocooned in a typical German cabin. It’s made in India, enjoys GST advantages and bookings are actually open at, wait a minute, Rs 25 lakh!
This isn’t the primary however the third electrical providing from the home of Mercedes-Benz. Their first EV was the EQC, adopted by the tremendous fast EQS 53 AMG. The EQS 580 is imported as knocked down kits and assembled right here in India. Due to this, it enjoys lots of tax advantages, thereby bringing its worth right down to that of the S Class. Nicely nearly! We will probably be driving the EQS 580 over the weekend and can deliver you our ideas round it subsequent week. Do notice that at a licensed 857km, it’s the longest vary EV to be bought in India. For numbers, this implies you do a spherical journey to Ajmer from Delhi or to Surat from Pune with out having a have to high up the batteries. Epic!
Because of the heavy battery pack, the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 suggestions the scales at a porky 2585 kg. Nevertheless, it additionally comes with a particularly low drag co-efficient of 0.2 Cd. Inspite of its limo size, because of rear wheel steering, the EQS can tackle tight turns with relative ease. However what issues right here is the guts – there are two electrical motors in and these ship out 523 bhp of energy and 856 Nm of torque to all of the 4 wheels. The result’s a 4.3 sec time for the 0-100 km/h. High velocity is proscribed to 210 km/h. The motors get their energy from an enormous 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that takes about 10 hours for a full cost out of your regular 240 volt home wall charger.
Whereas we are able to’t wait to get you our driving overview of the EQS, allow us to rapidly point out just a few extra pointers. Bookings are actually open for a token quantity of Rs 25 lakh. Step inside and the extremely big 56-inch MBUX Hyperscreen. There are usually not two however three screens in right here – one every for the instrument cluster, central infotainment display and entrance passenger show. Homeowners will get the security of 9 airbags and different aids like camera-based lane departure help and a 360-degree digicam. Keep tuned as we get your our expertise quickly. In the event you can’t wait an excessive amount of, do head over to our Youtube Channel for the EQC overview!