Mercedes-Benz Canada announced the Canadian arrival of the ground-breaking all-electric EQS 580 4MATIC.
As the flagship vehicle of the EQ specialty brand, its debut marks the beginning of a new electric era for the three-pointed star in Canada.
Every dealership across the national dealer network has begun receiving their first shipment of the all-electric luxury sedan, which unites the industry-leading standards of a Mercedes-Benz with the Mercedes-EQ’s new purpose-built modular electric architecture. Subsequent shipments will continue throughout the year.
Customers can build their own EQS 580 4MATIC by visiting the Mercedes-Benz Canada website. With prices beginning at $144,200 (priced at only $1,300 over the 2022 S 580 4MATIC Sedan), the EQS 580 4MATIC and its revolutionary powertrain surpass every expectation of a progressive electric sedan in the flagship S-Class segment.
The EQS 580 4MATIC is Mercedes-Benz’s answer to the industry’s long sought-after, all-electric luxury sedan. Boasting an output of up to 516 hp, and 547 km of range (EPA testing), the EQS 580 4MATIC provides its customers with extravagance coupled with increased assurance for travelling long distances.
Widespread charging access across Canada
As of January 2022, Mercedes-EQ drivers have access to nearly 9,000 public charging ports in total across Canada, including more than 1,300 DC fast charging ports. This network will continue to expand in the months/years ahead. The EQS 580 4MATIC sedan is capable of DC fast charging up to 200 kW, which can charge from 10% to 80% in approximately 31 minutes.
In an industry first, the Mercedes me Charge ecosystem can also provide drivers access to an additional network of more than 2,400 semi-public ports on the ChargePoint network that reside in access-controlled environments like workplaces, shopping malls and hotels.
In 2022, Mercedes me Charge customers will also start to benefit from Plug & Charge functionality, allowing for a seamless, convenient charging process on ChargePoint stations. Plug & Charge will be a significant enhancement to the EQS charging feature-set, allowing drivers to enable charging via MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) on the vehicle’s media display, through the Mercedes me App (available on Google Play and the App Store) or by using the Mercedes me Charge card.
Provided by ChargePoint, the Mercedes me Charge ecosystem simplifies the process of finding, using and paying for charging sessions from a smartphone app and from inside the vehicle using MBUX.
Standard equipment highlights in the modern and progressive interior include the revolutionary MBUX Hyperscreen, with three displays merged seamlessly under a single 56-inch curved glass surface. Vehicles also come equipped with the latest generation of MBUX, offering an intuitive new zero-layer concept ensuring key applications are always at the top level of the screen so that the driver no longer needs to scroll through submenus or give voice commands to access commonly used applications.
The EQS comes standard with a power tilt and sliding panoramic sunroof consisting of two modules that together form a large glass surface, resulting in a light and airy feeling. Additional interior elements include leather seating surfaces, wireless smartphone integration, wireless charging in the front and an Acoustic Comfort package designed to quiet the cabin.
Additional options such as rapid-heating and ventilating front seats, active multi-contour front seats with enhanced massage and comfort headrests, head up display, AIR BALANCE cabin fragrance system and 10-degree rear-axle steering are included in the popular Premium Package.
The 10-degree rear-axle steering contributes to the agile and dynamic impression of the EQS. This enables a turning circle of 35.7 feet for the EQS, which is over 17 feet long. Incredibly, this is equivalent to the turning circle of many models in the compact class. The respective rear-axle angles and trajectories are shown in the driving mode menu in the central display.
Said Eva Wiese, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz, Canada, “This milestone signifies the beginning of the Mercedes-EQ era in Canada. We are excited for our customers from coast-to-coast to get behind the wheel of our ground-breaking all-electric luxury EQS 580 4MATIC sedan—the first of what will be an incredible lineup of Mercedes-EQ vehicles coming to our market. We look forward to continuing the hard work we’ve started with all of our dealer partners as we execute Mercedes-Benz Canada’s transition to ‘electric only’ in the years to come.”