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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best electric luxury car

A luxury car obviously needs sumptuous materials, ride comfort worthy of a magic carpet, and a super-smooth engine. But models targeting company car drivers also need to offer low CO2 emissions...

Best electric luxury car

Mercedes EQS 450+ AMG Line

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy
Mercedes EQS 450 front

The Mercedes S-Class has always been a showcase for new technology that will sooner or later filter down to the cars the rest of us drive, and it’s the same story with this Mercedes EQS.

Highlights include a hands-free autonomous driving mode (where legislation allows it) and an optional ‘Hyperscreen’, which covers the full width of the dashboard and looks like it’s from the bridge of the Enterprise. This houses all of the infotainment functions, instruments and secondary controls in one vast unit.

Mercedes EQS 2021 dashboard

What’s more, the EQS pushes the boundaries of how far electric cars can go on a charge, with an official range of 453 miles.The fact that it’s electric also brings refinement benefits and means it will be able to enter city centres long after petrol rivals have been banned.

This, then, is future-proofing at its best, making it easier to forgive the rather upright rear seats.

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