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Mercedes EQS review

Category: Large Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Mercedes EQS 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 front
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 rear cornering
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 right tracking
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 front cornering
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 rear right tracking
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 right static
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 front static
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 rear static
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior driver display
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior front seats
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior front seats detail
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 front
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 rear cornering
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 right tracking
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 front cornering
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 rear right tracking
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 right static
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 front static
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 rear static
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior driver display
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior front seats
  • Mercedes EQS 2022 interior front seats detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Mercedes EQS is significantly more expensive than the conventionally powered Mercedes S-Class so you’ll have to cover an awful lot of miles for it to pay off financially as a private buy.

On the other hand, company car drivers can massively reduce their benefit-in-kind (BIK) company car tax rate by going electric. Plus, the EQS is exempt from the London Congestion Charge, and will still be able to chauffeur people into city centres long after petrol rivals have been banned.

Standard driver aids include adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, in addition to the blind-spot monitoring system and rear-view camera. What’s more, the EQS is one of the safest cars yet tested by Euro NCAP, not only receiving its maximum five-star rating, but also scoring more than 90% for adult and child occupant protection.

On the other hand, Mercedes didn’t perform particularly well in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, finishing 22nd out of 30 brands. The EQS was too new to be included in the survey.

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Mercedes EQS 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

The Mercedes EQS lives up to its electric S-Class billing in terms of the refinement and quality it offers, plus its range is outstanding and it will make financial sense for plenty of business users. Just bear in mind that there are compromises when it comes to comfort.

  • Effortless performance
  • Impressive refinement
  • Optional Hyperscreen feels very special
  • Seats could be more comfortable
  • An S-Class rides better
  • Tesla has a superior charging network
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