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The electric Mercedes-Benz EQS is now in PH

Luxury EV has an introductory price of P9,990,000

One of the most opulent electric luxury sedans is in the country now. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

The Mercedes-Benz EQS has been a constant presence on our website. It’s the crown jewel of the automaker’s EV range, and it’s a platform that often gets first dibs on the latest tricks of the automotive trade.

In fact, the EQS is so high-tech that some markets take some time to be truly ready for it. And for the Philippines, that time is now.

This aerodynamic shape is what helps it attain its insane range. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The sleek EQS is available in a single variant: the EQS450 4Matic AMG. This vehicle’s shape has been meticulously engineered to reduce as much drag as possible. Its coupe-like profile smoothly joins the steeply raked front and rear windows.

It looks more like a fastback than a traditional sedan, and the prominent 3D grille emblem and 21-inch AMG wheels will surely demand attention wherever it goes.

The back is where you want to be. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

A lot of the EQS’s magic starts once the doors are opened. The angled roof doesn’t eat into the headroom. Passengers have access to climate-controlled seats and 64-color ambient lighting.

Comfort is the name of the game with a suspension layout featuring Mercedes’s patented Airmatic system that’s derived from the S-Class.

Screens, screens, and more screens. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Even driving the EQS is an event in itself. The massive 56-inch Hyperscreen dominates the dashboard, and is run by the latest version of the MBUX software.

By monitoring no less than 350 sensors, it can “learn” the car’s usage patterns and make customized suggestions on vehicle settings and entertainment options. And speaking of being entertained, the EQS comes standard with a 15-speaker Burmester sound system.

The EQS is as much a rolling tech lab as it is a luxury car. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

With 360hp (265kW) and 800Nm on tap, there is no shortage of power from the EQS. There is also plenty of mechanical grip courtesy of the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

But be gentle with the accelerator and the powertrain can go as far as 717km in between charges, so there is definitely enough endurance for both short city drives and long out-of-town trips.

Mercedes-Benz really pulled out all the stops to make sure you can glide in silent luxury for as long as possible. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The EQS is right at the top of the Mercedes-Benz hierarchy, and this is clearly reflected in its introductory price of P9,990,000. Anyone interested should simply head on over to any of the brand’s authorized dealers nationwide.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.