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2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS 450+ Review: Unequaled Silence

Derryn Wong
11/08/2022
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Mercedes-EQ’s EQS 450+ is an exemplary luxury motoring experience that’s shockingly refined and sets a high bar for luxury EVs in Singapore


2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS 450+

Launched: July 2022 – Price: S$529,888 with VES and COE
Four-door luxury limousine, five seats 
333hp, single electric motor, 562km range, VES A1, 18.3kWh/100km


PROS
Sleek, aerodynamic design
High-tech, luxurious interior
Probably the quietest car now
Real-life range of at least 500km

CONS
Fiddly touch controls
Headroom is limited

SINGAPORE
When Mercedes puts ‘S’ in a model name, expectations run very high. Good thing that the Mercedes-EQ EQS – basically the Nouveau S-Class for the electric age – meets and sometimes exceeds those expectations.

As the brand’s electric flagship, it feels extremely futuristic, but at the same time retains the secure, vault-like feeling you’d get from an S-Class, and not least from the fact that you can easily do 500km on a single charge. It’s also ridiculously refined, and likely the quietest vehicle CarBuyer has ever driven to date.  

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We’ve been itching to get our hands on the EQS because it’s the first electric luxury limousine (think Merc S-Class, Audi A8, BMW 7 Series) to hit the market, and that’s a segment where electric propulsion fits to a tee.

Secondly, it’s the car that debuts Mercedes-Benz’s new electric platform EVA, and it’ll gauge just how proficient the three-pointed star has (or hasn’t) become at making EVs. 

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EQS 450+ in front and the AMG EQS 53 behind right

The EQS debuted in Singapore in late July with two model variants, as our news coverage explains in detail, and here we test the EQS 450+, which is the less expensive, rear-wheel drive version that should make up most of the sales numbers here.

We walk you through the Hyperscreen-equipped Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 at its launch

Page 2: We reveal where the EQS is better than any other production car on the market

  1. Introduction
  2. Design and Appearance / Interior and Features
  3. Space and Practicality/ Driving Experience
  4. Competition and Pricing / Conclusion

Pages: 1 2 3 4

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electric EQ eqs EQS 450+ EV limousine luxury Luxury limousine Mercedes-Benz mercedes-eq S-Class

About the Author

Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism. Previously, he was the editor for Top Gear Singapore, and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment. He's contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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