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Mercedes-AMG shares pricing for new EQS performance model, the first AMG EV on EQ architecture

Mercedes-AMG shares pricing for new EQS performance model, the first AMG EV on EQ architecture

Mercedes-AMG will soon deliver the first performance versions of the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS and is now sharing the prices. With two new versions designed for the US market, the Mercedes-AMG EQS will be the first AMG electric vehicle to hit the market. Mercedes-EQ architecture.

Mercedes-AMG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz AG founded by former Mercedes-Benz employees in the 1960s. Although it began as an independent engineering company focused on customizing the performance of Mercedes-Benz vehicles , the German automobile group finally acquired AMG.

Even before that, however, AMG has built a respected reputation for elevating already fairly premium Mercedes-Benz vehicles to a higher level of performance and handling. As a result, Mercedes-AMG vehicles are among the most expensive on the market.

That being said, they are also some of the coolest and most capable vehicles on the market. In April 2021, Mercedes-AMG announced that it would bring its rich experience in customization and tuning to the Mercedes-EQ range of electric vehicles. Here is a statement from the branch from last year

In addition, Mercedes-AMG is also developing performance vehicles with fully electric drive. Exclusive, individualized and performance-enhanced AMG models are being created based on upcoming Mercedes-EQ electric cars – similar to today’s Mercedes-Benz model-based Mercedes-AMG E-Class, known as AMG derivative strategy. The market launch will begin this year.

At the time, Mercedes-AMG specifically mentioned the EQS sedan, which recently began deliveries in the United States and will soon be followed by an SUV version. As promised, Mercedes-AMG has built its soon-to-be-available performance EQS, for an AMG-level price.

A Mercedes-Benz EQS recently demonstrated automated valet parking in Los Angeles

Mercedes-AMG EQS should arrive this spring in two versions

The performance subsidiary has shared details of its very first AMG vehicles on the Mercedes-EQ architecture in a recent press release. AMG EQS Sedan will arrive in two select versions for the US market – “Exclusive” and “Pinnacle”. Here are some of the AMG additions consumers can expect in the new EQS versions:

  • Output power up to 649 HP with a “boost” function that provides up to 751 HP
  • Distinctive displays in the instrument cluster, media display and rear heads-up display (HUD)
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ variable all-wheel-drive system is standard
    • Continuously distributes drive torque between front and rear axles
    • Torque is checked 10,000 times per minute and adjusted if necessary
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension improves driving dynamics
    • Based on AIRMATIC air suspension combined with electronically controlled adjustable adaptive damping as well as rear axle steering up to nine degrees
  • Full suite of enhanced active and passive driver assistance systems are standard
  • Heated and ventilated front seats, leather seating surfaces, active multicontour front seats with enhanced massage and comfort head restraints
  • Wireless Smartphone Integration, Front Wireless Charging
  • Burmester surround sound system with 3D sound, EQ sound experience and sound customization

On pricing. According to the press release, the AMG EQS starts at an MSRP of $145,900 for the “Exclusive” version. That’s $43,000 more than the EQS 450+ and $20,000 more than the current EQS 580 4MATIC. No official word yet on “Pinnacle” pricing, but we estimate it to be $7,000 – $10,000 more than the exclusive version.

Consumers will also see additional benefits for purchasing a performance EQS, such as free maintenance and free unlimited 30-minute DC fast-charging sessions via Electrifying America during the first two years of ownership.

AMG versions of the EQS are expected to arrive in US dealerships this spring.

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