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Domestically assembled Mercedes Benz EQS 580 4Matic to launch on September 30 | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

With a WLTP licensed vary of as much as 770km, the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 would be the EV with the very best vary in India.

After the current launch of the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic+, Mercedes Benz has introduced that it is going to be launch the EQS 580 4Matic – the non-AMG model of the EQS – on September 30.

Not like its AMG counterpart, the EQS 580 will probably be delivered to India by way of the CKD route, making it the carmaker’s first electrical automotive to be assembled right here. The native meeting will start on the identical day because the launch. 

  • EQS 580 4Matic the primary Mercedes EV to be assembled in India 
  • More likely to price Rs 50 lakh decrease than the AMG model

Mercedes Benz EQS 580: vary, battery and powertrain  

One of many highlights of the EQS 580 4Matic is its most vary of as much as 770km in keeping with the WLTP cycle. With that determine, it would simply be the EV with the very best vary determine in India, surpassing the present title holder – the BMW i4 – which has a WLTP-certified vary of as much as 590km. 

Just like the EQS 53, the EQS 580 additionally will get a 107.8kWh battery pack and two motors, however the mixed energy output is lower than the AMG at 523hp and 865Nm of torque. 

Mercedes Benz EQS 580: design and inside 

Expectedly, the EQS 580 4Matic is not going to be as aggressively styled because the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53. The modifications will probably be to the entrance blanked-out ‘grille’, which is able to now home a number of miniature illuminated three-pointed stars, in contrast to the horizontal slats of the AMG model. The entrance and rear bumpers may even be barely completely different, and the India-spec EQS 580 4Matic will sport 20-inch alloy wheels. 

On the within, the EQS 580 is anticipated to get the 56-inch ‘Hyperscreen’, and Mercedes is more likely to supply a number of inside color and trim choices for the India-spec mannequin. 

Mercedes Benz EQS 580: anticipated value and rivals

The Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 is more likely to be priced round Rs 50 lakh decrease than its AMG counterpart, which, at Rs 2.45 crore, is the most costly EV in India. The EQS 580 4Matic may have no direct rivals at launch, however price-wise, it would tackle the decrease variants of the Porsche Taycan and the Audi e-tron GT

We’ve got reviewed the EQS 580 4Matic in Germany and you’ll learn our assessment or watch our video

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