2022 Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ Review : First Electric AMG ever | First Drive | evo India

We put the first ever electric AMG, the EQS 53 4Matic+ through the test on one of our favourite driving roads – Lavasa. This 751bhp, 1020Nm AMG is the most powerful AMG ever and has more power and torque than a McLaren 720S or a Ferrari 488 Pista. You could also tour the country in one, but would you? Could this be your next flagship luxury car?

We’re in the mercedes eqs amg 53 4matic plus long name let’s see what it’s got shifted to sport plus and uh this thing has something called track pace where you can measure your drags right so i press play put on the brake other foot on the accelerator all right don’t try this at home this is a closed door don’t do this on the open road zero to 50 in 1.8

Seconds zero to 104 seconds you’re at an incline so understandable it otherwise does it in 3.4 seconds a reaction time of 0.76 i mean so much to play with when you’re driving this car and 3.4 seconds 0-100 in a car that weighs 2.7 tons it’s got 4 seats it’s unreal how fast this is i mean let me wrap my brains around how this car is so fast and so huge at the

Same time let me stop by the side of the road and show you around the car while i try to comprehend the craziness of this amg i quite like the way this eqs amg looks but it doesn’t look like an amg though does it because you know it’s an amg supposed to be loud and shouty but when you’ve got this whole no noise game going on how are you going to design it

To make it look aggressive anyway this since it has the donor car as the eqs it’s got a really slippery design a lovely pan americana grill swept back headlamps and this lovely roof line that goes all the way to the rear it’s got a 0.23 drag coefficient compared to 0.2 on the regular eqs is because of these larger 21 inch wheels on the side well it’s not got a

Frunk so all you get is this opening for the washer fluid over here you’ve got these door handles that tuck in when you start driving for reducing the aerodynamic drag and moving to the rear again the swept back tail lamps with the amg you know logo on the back and let me open the boot and show how much space it’s got it’s got 610 liters of boot space so i don’t

Think you’ll ever miss a trunk you know for an electric car when you’re driving now if you’re more interested in the back seat of the car you’ll probably want to go for the regular eqs this is the aqs amg so the suspension is set up slightly stiffer nevertheless the seats are very comfortable we’ve got enough legroom here the seats are set to my driving position

I’m 5 foot 10 and a half and i fit in nice and comfortably here you got a tab here you don’t get massage seats for the rear seats of course but you can adjust your seating position your climate control ambient lighting all those things over here that’s about it for the rear you get frameless uh windows here as as you get for the front doors and uh if you want to

Spend more time in the rear seats you’d rather go for an eqs in the amg i’d rather hop into the front seats so let’s hop in front and see what the amg’s got hey mercedes how can i help can you turn the massage function on on the driver’s seat all right i’m starting the requested massage on the driver’s seat thank you all right so i’ve got some time to wrap

My head around how fast this car is i mean electric acceleration hits you different compared to petrols just the instant torque the way the car surges ahead it masks all those batteries on the floor the weight of the car almost 2.7 tons and it just doesn’t feel its weight the power just is instantaneous the talk is instantaneous it goes to all four wheels and

It’s just a rocket ship that it can do almost 600 kilometers on a full charge sure that’s like wltp range in the real world i’m probably gonna get about 400 and 450 kilometers driving like a hooligan you go around say you could take take it easy and it will go about 500 kilometers on a full charge that’s like pune to go without stopping for charging it’s not just

The acceleration the way this car catapults from one corner to another it’s the way it turns in it’s got 2.7 tons but it just turns in like a nifty little hatchback that all-wheel steer the rear wheel steer it can turn almost nine degrees so you know it really shortens a corner shortens happens you may look at 5.3 meters of car entering the corner but the weight

Turns in it’s just cheating the car to tell it that no you’re just four meters long you know you just got to make that turn it just does that turn that rear wheel steer is really magical on long cars like these with the amg dynamic plus package the eqs 53 makes 751 horsepower and 1020 newton meters of torque i have never driven a car with four digit torque figures

This car packs more horsepower than a ferrari 488 pista or a mclaren 720s and when it comes to torque it’s in a whole other league altogether all that performance would suck the life out of a battery and so the amg’s 107.8 kilowatt hour battery comes in very handy it’s the biggest on any ev sold in india all you ceos looking at this video could buy the eqs 53 as

Part of your csr and take it to light up a village or something what honestly blows my mind is not just the pace but the effortlessness with which it delivers that pace the suspension is set up so perfectly for uh this amg it takes all these bad roads as if they don’t exist the only thing you’ll be careful about are the really big breakers where you’ve got to you

Know crap crawl over it but otherwise i mean this car will go everywhere i think this is a car you can go cross country in that air suspension will ensure that you just don’t scrape anywhere the car understands the road surface so well and adjusts to it to give you just that perfect ride it’s got mega six piston brakes up front and you know use this and the rear

As well you need that stopping power it’s such a heavy car it’s 2.7 tons right so getting that car to slow down it needs these mega bricks i think there are there are 400 mm discs if i’m not wrong but these brakes are required to stop the car and then it’s so comfortable and then of course it’s not just the the suppleness in the right but it’s the way it handles

All this weight a car this size shouldn’t be able to take corners the way it does this car just grips and goes the only minor drawback compared to a car like say the taken turbo is that this car uses a 400 volt architecture compared to the porsche’s 800 volt architecture but then again how much excess is excess until there’s a proper fast charging network in india

This is just a fancy number on a spec sheet at least mercedes network will allow for fast charging at multiple locations they are planning to set up 140 plus charges across the country within the first year out of which there will be 20 60 kilowatt chargers and 20 180 kilowatt chargers at mercedes dealerships and service centers across the country and these will

Be free to use for mercedes customers for the first year if you’ve got a 200 kilowatt hour charger on the highway it’s going to give this car 300 kilometers of range in just 19 minutes i mean if you have these fast dc chargers across the country doing 1000 1500 kilometers in an electric car over a day possible it’s not pulling in a petrol car so that’s the the

Future of flooring and evs and a car like this the eqs is perfect for long distance touring it’s got the suspension it’s got the it’s got everything yeah it’s got the comfort right so the eqs 53 amg is blisteringly quick and it’s super luxurious would you swap it for a 7 series or an s-class would you play 2.45 crores plus maybe half a crore for optional extras

And get the first electric amg ever let us know in the comments does this amg do fuzzy things to you you

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