Mercedes-Benz’s full-size electric SUV will be priced high when it hits stores this fall.
The EQS SUV starts at $105,550 including shipping and is available in three variants.
The top-of-the-line EQS 580 4MATIC version starts at $127,100, including $1,150 shipping.
While the Alabama-made SUV is eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit for new electric vehicles through Dec. 31, its six-figure MSRP will disqualify it next year under the vehicle price cap. of the Inflation Reduction Act.
The EQS SUV is the third model based on Mercedes’ EVA2 architecture for premium electric vehicles. The SUV delivers up to 536 hp and is powered by a 107.8 kWh battery.
The single-engine, rear-drive EQS 450+ offers an EPA-estimated 305 miles, and the EQS 450 4MATIC and EQS 580 4MATIC will travel 285 miles on a single charge.
The EQS SUV will be joined in the lineup this year by the EQB compact crossover and the EQE midsize sedan. Next year, the portfolio expands with the arrival of the EQE mid-size crossover.
The EQS full-size SUV is the first of two electric vehicles originally planned for Mercedes’ U.S. plant in Vance, Ala. Early next year, the plant will also start producing the EQE, the electric version of Mercedes’ best-selling GLE midsize crossover.
Mercedes expects electric vehicles to account for about half of its U.S. sales by 2030, executives revealed at the brand’s national dealer meeting earlier this year. And next year, Mercedes will sell up to 45,000 EQ-branded electric vehicles here.