The Mercedes EQS can now also be ordered in Germany as a base model for under €100,000. Following the EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC variants with the large 108-kWh battery, which have been available to order since August, now comes the EQS 350 with 90-kWh battery, which is available from €97,806.10.
Daimler had announced the smaller 90 kWh battery from the start - it has ten modules instead of twelve as in the 107.8 kWh version - but only the larger battery was available at market launch. In April, Christoph Starzynski, head of Mercedes EQ, explained that a conscious decision had been made to go for the large battery and maximum range at launch. "We're only at the beginning with the new platform," Starzynski said. "The 90 kWh version will be announced for some markets towards the end of the year."
That is now the case, with the start of orders there is not only the official model designation EQS 350, but also the technical data, to which Mercedes had previously remained silent. Specifically, the battery comes with an energy content of 90.56 kWh, which should allow a WLTP range of between 529 and 638 kilometers - depending on equipment, aerodynamics and weight.
The WLTP consumption is between 16.4 and 20.0 kWh/100km. At this point, a note: The WLTP range cannot be inferred from the battery size and consumption. The WLTP consumption is stated including charging losses, but the range without.