Mercedes launches its first Made in India luxury electric car, EQS
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Mercedes launches its first Made in India luxury electric car, EQS.

India is the first market outside Germany to manufacture the Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC. Mercedes is offering this car at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.55 crores.

Mercedes Benz has launched its first Made in India luxury electric car, the EQS 580 4MATIC. Mercedes rolled out the first EQS from the Chakan, Pune plant. Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji, Honourable Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India, was also present at the Chakan plant.

EQS 580 4MATIC is Mercedes-Benz’s first ever locally manufactured EV in India and the 14th ‘Made in India’ Mercedes-Benz model. India is the first market outside Germany to manufacture the EQS 580 4MATIC.

The EQS is the world’s most aerodynamic car. It has a drag coefficient of 0.20. The electric car is equipped with a 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It is India’s longest-range EV, with an ARAI-certified range of 857 km.

There are two motors in the car, which produce a max output of 385kW and a max torque of 855 Nm. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, and the top speed is 210 km/h.

The EQS comes standard with a 22 kW AC wall box charger. It supports up to 200 kW of DC fast charging.

One of the standout features of the EQS is the MBUX Hyperscreen. This 56-inch, curved screen unit extends from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a glass cover and appear to merge into one. With the so-called zero layers, the most important applications are always displayed situationally and contextually on the top level in the field of vision.

The car also comes with the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter as part of the ENERGIZING AIR CONTROL Plus, which cleans the incoming outside air at its very high filtration level of over 99.65 percent.

The EQS puts significant focus on safety with EURO NCAP rating of 5 star and comes equipped with 9 airbags for customer safety. Like all other Mercedes, it features a rigid passenger cell, special deformation zones, and state-of-the-art restraint systems.

The battery, high-voltage (HV) cables, and other components have been designed and protected in such a way that they meet Mercedes-Benz’s high safety requirements in the event of an accident. In case of danger, it can be automatically switched off and disconnected from the battery.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC is launched at an ex-showroom price of ₹1.55 crores. It comes with a vehicle warranty of three years and a battery warranty of eight years.

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, “The EQS 580 4MATIC is our first locally manufactured EV in India and will play a pivotal role in driving our ambitious EV plans for the market. It is a perfect blend of technology, luxury, and safety, pioneering numerous tech features for our customers. India is the first country outside Germany to manufacture this car, and this unique distinction underpins Mercedes-Benz India’s deep customer commitment and long-term vision for developing the luxury EV market here.”

He added, “The manufacturing of EQS 580 4MATIC in India is a key milestone and a strong testament to our state-of-the-art manufacturing prowess and our commitment to the vision of ‘Make in India’. It reiterates our relentless focus on developing the local market, creating value for customers, and introducing future-ready products, combining the best of luxury, technology, and safety. The ‘Made in India’ EQS sets a very high benchmark in the entire Indian automotive market and combines luxury and technology like no other modern EV in the market.”

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Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji rolled out the EQS 580 4MATIC
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