Mercedes EQS 580 EV launch highlights: Massive range, price, MBUX Hyperscreen

With the official launch of the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV at a price of 1.55 crore on Friday, the German luxury automaker takes its EV game in India to the next level.  The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 will be locally assembled at its Chakan facility near Pune. The EQS 580 is the third electric car from the company after the EQC and the AMG EQS 53. It will take on the likes of Porsche Taycan EV and Audi e-tron GT among others.

Here are all the live and latest updates from the launch of the Mercedes EQS 580 EV.

By: Debolina Chakraborty
| Updated on: 30 Sep 2022, 16:54 PM
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The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the electric version of the luxurious Mercedes S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the electric version of the luxurious Mercedes S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the electric version of the luxurious Mercedes S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the electric version of the luxurious Mercedes S-Class
30 Sep 2022, 03:51 PM IST

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at Mercedes-Benz production facility

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari rolls out the first Made in India luxury car EQS 580 EV at Mercedes-Benz's Chakan facility. 

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at Mercede's Chakan facility on Friday.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at Mercede's Chakan facility on Friday.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at Mercede's Chakan facility on Friday.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at Mercede's Chakan facility on Friday.
30 Sep 2022, 02:45 PM IST

Price revealed

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV has been launched at a price of 1.55 crore (ex-showroom). To know more about the properties of the locally-manufactured Mercedes EV, check out the full report here.

Mercedes-Benz EQS EV hits domestic market. (Picture from launch event)
Mercedes-Benz EQS EV hits domestic market. (Picture from launch event)
Mercedes-Benz EQS EV hits domestic market. (Picture from launch event)
Mercedes-Benz EQS EV hits domestic market. (Picture from launch event)
30 Sep 2022, 02:21 PM IST

A little dose of history

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV is the 14th Mercedes model to be locally made in India. The first was the Mercedes E-Class back in 1994.

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30 Sep 2022, 02:18 PM IST

Mercedes-Benz announces 

Mercedes-Benz informs that its India factory is the first plant outside Germany to assemble the much-awaited Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV.

30 Sep 2022, 01:44 PM IST

A sneak peek

Workers in the Chakan facility of Mercedes-Benz are busy manufacturing the Mercedes EQS 580, the first Made in India luxury electric vehicle.

Inside Mercedes-Benz's manufacturing facility in Chakan
Inside Mercedes-Benz's manufacturing facility in Chakan
Inside Mercedes-Benz's manufacturing facility in Chakan
Inside Mercedes-Benz's manufacturing facility in Chakan
30 Sep 2022, 01:29 PM IST

Sohpisticated air filtration system

The air filtration system inside the Mercedes-Benz EQS EV is based on filtration, sensors, a display concept and air conditioning. The luxury automaker has provided High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter that has a top-level filtration system as it traps particulate matter, micro-particles, pollen and other substances that enter with the outside air. An activated carbon coating reduces sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides as well as odours in the interior.

30 Sep 2022, 01:03 PM IST

Bookings open 

Mercedes-Benz has already begun to take bookings for the EQS 580 EV. One can book the luxury electric vehicle for 25 lakh.

30 Sep 2022, 12:37 PM IST

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580's India connect  

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 will be locally assembled at the premium automaker's Chakan facility located in Pune, Maharashtra.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the first EV offering from the luxury automaker.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the first EV offering from the luxury automaker.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the first EV offering from the luxury automaker.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the first EV offering from the luxury automaker.
30 Sep 2022, 12:07 PM IST

All clear from environmental audit

Starting this year, the Mercedes-Benz EQS EV passed an environmental audit that assesses an electric vehicle's life cycle including the high-voltage battery and the external charging processes during vehicle operation. Apart from developing electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has also stated to achieve carbon neutrality by 2039.  

Mercedes-Benz EQS EV
Mercedes-Benz EQS EV
Mercedes-Benz EQS EV
Mercedes-Benz EQS EV
30 Sep 2022, 11:33 AM IST

High five in safety

Last year, the Mercedes-Benz EQS obtained a perfect five in the overall safety rating in a crash test conducted by Euro NCAP. The luxury electric vehicle scored 96 per cent in adult occupant protection and 91 per cent in child occupant protection categories. It also received 76 per cent in the Vulnerable Road Users category and 80 per cent in Safety Assist Category. 

Screenshot taken from video posted on YouTube by Euro NCAP.
Screenshot taken from video posted on YouTube by Euro NCAP.
Screenshot taken from video posted on YouTube by Euro NCAP.
Screenshot taken from video posted on YouTube by Euro NCAP.
30 Sep 2022, 11:18 AM IST

Go gaga over OTA 

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the first Mercedes-Benz to offer the option of activating completely new vehicle functions via over-the-air updates (OTA) in many areas. The luxury automaker has expanded the range of OTA functions. It also comes with Hey Mercedes voice assistant service.

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV comes multiple OTA functions. 
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV comes multiple OTA functions. 
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV comes multiple OTA functions. 
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV comes multiple OTA functions. 
30 Sep 2022, 10:59 AM IST

Fast charging

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 all-wheel-drive electric vehicle comes with a 200 kW DC charging capacity which means that the EV can be recharged for 300 km (WLTP) in 15 minutes at a quick charging station. 

Mercedes EQS 580 offers fast charging capacity.
Mercedes EQS 580 offers fast charging capacity.
Mercedes EQS 580 offers fast charging capacity.
Mercedes EQS 580 offers fast charging capacity.
30 Sep 2022, 10:36 AM IST

Sustainability inside out

Mercedes-Benz has made the EQS EV sustainable on every front. Components of the electric vehicle which weigh more than 80 kg have been created using resource-saving materials such as the cable ducts of the EV have been made with recycled plastics and the floor coverings are made of Econyl recycled yarn. The aluminium for the inner part of the front bonnet of the EV has been certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) as sustainably produced.

The interior of the Mercedes EQS EV is made of sustainably-sourced materials.
The interior of the Mercedes EQS EV is made of sustainably-sourced materials.
The interior of the Mercedes EQS EV is made of sustainably-sourced materials.
The interior of the Mercedes EQS EV is made of sustainably-sourced materials.
30 Sep 2022, 10:14 AM IST

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 is a powerful EV 

The locally-assembled Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV will offer a power output of 523 bhp and a massive torque of 856 Nm. The luxury electric vehicle can touch 100 kmph from absolute stationery in just 4.1 seconds. 

Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV.
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV.
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV.
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 EV.
30 Sep 2022, 09:50 AM IST

All chic and sleek

The luxury electric vehicle, Mercedes-Benz EQS 580, comes with a low-slung profile that gives the EV a boost to its aerodynamic properties. The EV sits on 19-inch alloy wheels and comes with a closed blacked-out front grille accompanied by sharp LED headlamps units on either side of it. The doors of the EV are frameless which provides it with a clean exterior look.  

Mercedes EQS 580 is aerodynamically efficient.
Mercedes EQS 580 is aerodynamically efficient.
Mercedes EQS 580 is aerodynamically efficient.
Mercedes EQS 580 is aerodynamically efficient.
30 Sep 2022, 09:31 AM IST

Will Mercedes EQS 580 offer the highest range in India? 

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 electric vehicle will feature a 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a four-motor set-up. Each axle of the luxury electric vehicle will also get a motor installed. The Mercedes EQS 580 EV promises to deliver a range of around 750 km, making it the highest range provided by any EV in the domestic market. However, in the real world, it is being expected that it might be lesser.     

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 electric vehicle's real-world range is expected to be less than the claimed 750 km.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 electric vehicle's real-world range is expected to be less than the claimed 750 km.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 electric vehicle's real-world range is expected to be less than the claimed 750 km.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 electric vehicle's real-world range is expected to be less than the claimed 750 km.
30 Sep 2022, 09:08 AM IST

World's best luxury electric car? 

The Mercedes EQS 580, regarded by many as the world's best luxury electric car, is a big statement of intent from the Germans. The EQS 580 is basically the electric avatar of the S Class sedan, which recently won the World Car of the Year award for best luxury car. It will borrow several luxury features from the ICE variant which will also include the gigantic 56-inch MBUX hyperscreen, which made its debut in India when Mercedes launched the AMG version of the EQS recently. 

The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV interior offers a MBUX Hyperscreen which is a large, curved screen unit that spreads almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a common cover glass and merge visually. The 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area. 
The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV interior offers a MBUX Hyperscreen which is a large, curved screen unit that spreads almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a common cover glass and merge visually. The 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area. 
The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV interior offers a MBUX Hyperscreen which is a large, curved screen unit that spreads almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a common cover glass and merge visually. The 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area. 
The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV interior offers a MBUX Hyperscreen which is a large, curved screen unit that spreads almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a common cover glass and merge visually. The 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area. 
30 Sep 2022, 08:58 AM IST

First Made-in-India luxury electric car

Mercedes-Benz' decision to locally manufacture the EQS 580 at its facility in Chakan shows the importance the German auto giant attaches to the Indian market. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will roll out the first unit of the locally assembled EQS 580 today at the launch event. The carmaker expects EVs to contribute one-fourth of its overall sales in India within the next five years. Local production would mean that Mercedes will be able to escape steep import duties to keep the price of the EV lower than usual.

First Published Date: 30 Sep 2022, 08:58 AM IST
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