2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS Review- Prices, Features, Performance, Range, Charging Time, And Rivals

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July 23, 2020 at 06:52 AM

Mercedes's all-electrified S-class sedan, better known as Mercedes EQS can travel more than 435 miles on a single charge. The 2021 EQS's 469 hp duel-electric motors make it a capable and swift all-wheel drive. Costing is expected to touch S-class levels, starting at around $96,000. Here's all you need to know on the car's price, specs, technology, features and release.

The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan is quieter, roomier, and quick S-class that flaunts holographic lights and a continuous illuminated strip, upfront. The Mercedes Vision Concept car inspired the production-spec EQS sedan. The 2021 EQS will have a range of around 435 miles on a single charge, courtesy of dual-motor setup. This Mercedes’s luxurious EV will get futuristic tech such as level 3 autonomous driving technology that gives self-driving ability. 

Along with eco-friendly footprint and a luxurious interior, the 2021 EQS asks good questions to Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan. As the 2021 EQS goes on sale, it can take the top spot as one of the most luxurious electric sedans. 

What powers the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan? 

Based on the Vision EQS concept, the 2021 EQS's dual-motor setup pumps out a combined 469 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 EQS will be powered by a pair of electric motors, allowing it to be a standard all-wheel drive. Still, EQS swaps V8's exhaust note for silence. 

Unlike EQC SUV which is based on gas-powered GLC SUV, Mercedes's 2021 EQS sedan is based on the all-new EV platform which combined with direct electric removes the complicated transmission components that get in the way of interior space. The EQS sedan gets the latest autonomous driving technology that will steer, accelerate, and brake for you, keeping you in your lane while driving through freeways.


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS (Expected)

2020 Tesla Model S

2020 Porsche Taycan






Electric Motor

Electric Motor

Electric Motor






1-Direct speed

1-Direct speed

2-speed automatic


469 hp@0rpm




560 lb-ft@0rpm



Tesla Model S also features a dual-motor setup, one on each axle. Tesla Model S and Porsche Tycan both get more power rated at 762 hp and 670 hp, respectively. Distinctly, Porsche equips the Taycan EV with a 2-speed automatic shift.

What's the Range, Charging time, and Battery life of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS?

The 2021 Mercedes EQS, popularly known as Mercedes’ new electric S-Class, a car that automaker claims will be able to travel more than 435 miles on a charge. Like the compact, EQS sedan's battery pack of around 100.0 kWh powers the electric motors. Also, Merc's fast-charging port should replenish 80 percent of the battery in under 20 mins.

How fast is the 2021 Mercedes EQS sedan?

As per Mercedes claims the EQS's dual motors should launch the electric sedan from 0 to 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds. Comparatively, Model S Long Range clocks 3.7 seconds for 0-60 mph While its Performance models have 2.4 seconds 0 to 60 mph sprint time though at a cost of lower range. Porsche's Taycan accelerates quickly to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds.


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS (Expected)

2020 Tesla Model S

2020 Porsche Taycan

0-60 MPH

4.5 sec

2.4 sec

2.6 sec 

Quarter Mile


10.69 sec

10.8 sec

Top Speed


155 MPH

162 MPH


Electric Motor

Electric Motor

Electric Motor

A motor on each axle and a central battery gives the EQS sedan excellent balance and a natural four-wheel-drive system. Those motors are connected directly to the axle, delivering power quickly to the wheels. Comparatively, The 2021 EQS sedan gets more range than Model S and Porsche Tycan which explains its slower off-the-line performance.

Hows the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS's interior?

The EQS interior's toned lines, white accents, and maple trims highlight the impression of a yacht. The 2021 EQS sedan production-spec gets a little toned down design as compared to the Vision Concept. The lengthy wheelbase and a flat floor make the EQS's cabin spacious. Since its an S-class EV, the presence of high-quality materials and abundant luxury features are bound to be standard. 

The ambient lighting creates a luxurious vibe and works in sync with the EQS's climate control system. Turn the air-conditioner low and it will sparkle blue. Moreover, cargo space will be generous as the front trunk and large rear come in handy. 

What are the infotianment features inside the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS?

Mercedes-Benz equips the 2021 EQS with a large central infotainment screen, similar to the one in Tesla Model S. Infotainment features including Apple Carplay and Android Auto along with wifi hotspot will find a spot in the roster. Also, the luxurious Mercedes is incomplete without an available rear infotainment screen for each occupant and a premium sound system. The latest of the MBUX system is tend to feature inside the 2021 EQS sedan.

What are the safety features of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS?

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has crash-tested the 2021 EQS sedan. The electric S-Class sedan should have plenty of advanced driver-assistance technology as in the gas-powered S-class counterpart. Moreover, it is expected to have Level 3 autonomous driving technology - Help it drive without input on a long stretch of road. The 2021 EQS sedan's safety suite will have the following features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Autonomous Driving Technology

How's the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS's exterior design?

The new Mercedes EQS looks stylish and shows a glimpse of the design language Mercedes calls "one bow", as seen on the Vision concept. Built with aerodynamic elegance, 2021 EQS sedan is floating lines help reduce the air friction. Mercedes headlights on the concept car boasted holographic lenses and 500 individual LEDs that give a 3D light show look fantastic. Even the Audi e-Tron Sportback's LED lights get a complex. 


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS (Expected)

2020 Tesla Model S

2020 Porsche Taycan

Curb Weight 

4700 lbs

4941 lbs

4960 lbs













Ground Clearance








A continuous 360-degree illuminated strip upfront separates the two-tone exterior. You can expect LEDs to feature on the grille. The EQS's coupe-style roof and taught curves to give it an overall luxurious look.

What's the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS price and release date?

Since the 2021 EQS is an electric counterpart to the S-class, we expect it to follow the same pricing scheme. The 2021 EQS is expected to carry a starting price of around $96,000. Mercedes hasn't released the official pricing yet, we expect to hear more from Mercedes EQS in 2020, in the form of production release model.

Is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQS worth buying?

The 2021 Mercedes EQS as spotted testing is inspired by Vision EQS concept and deliver a 435-mile electric range. This is much more than Tesla Model S Long Range model and sportier Porche Taycan. The dynamic and stylish interior features high-tech holographic headlights are expected to cost around $96,000. The luxury S-Class electric sedan has a luxurious and comfortable interior to justify the expensive pricing.

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