The country’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today charted an aggressive luxury EV roadmap for the Indian market, by introducing the top-end all-electric luxury electric saloon built on a dedicated modular architecture. The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ is the first of the three new luxury EVs lined-up for Indian market debut in 2022.
This first all-electric AMG production model based on Mercedes EQ architecture for luxury and executive-class vehicles, seamlessly fits into the Group-wide electric strategy pursued by Mercedes-Benz. The launch of the first electric AMG also underpins Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to introduce electrification in the luxury performance segment in India, and to transition to a climate neutral car fleet in future.
The new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ based on performance-oriented drive concept, features an impressive 107.8kWh battery. The powerful electric powertrain with one motor each at the front and rear axles has fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, which optimally transmits the drive power to the asphalt in all driving conditions.
With the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package, which is available as a standard, the maximum output of the car is up to 560 kW (761 hp) in RACE START mode with boost function. In this case, the luxury saloon can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds with a battery charge level of at least 75 percent and can achieve a top speed of 250 km/h.
Speaking on the occasion, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said,“We are charting an aggressive EV roadmap for the Indian market and the AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ is the first all-electric luxury performance saloon, kick-starting our EV offensive.
With this luxury performance saloon, we are confident of winning over new customers seeking innovative electric mobility, sportiness and agile driving dynamics, all in a luxurious ambience. AMG EQS 53 customers will enjoy a dynamic and emotional driving experience with AMG-specific solutions in the drive system, suspension, brakes and above all an emotive sound spectrum.”
“In addition to launching this luxury performance saloon, as part of our customer commitment, Mercedes-Benz is creating the largest fast charging network across the country with 60 kW super-fast DC chargers and 180 kW ultra-fast DC chargers. Our fast charging network will be the largest from any luxury carmaker and will cover 80% of the entire country, by end of this year. Together with our Franchise Partners, we are investing substantially in creating this comprehensive charging network, which customers can exclusively avail round the clock. We are confident these end-to-end solutions will not only strengthen the EV ecosystem of the market but also play a significant role in advancing the tipping point for EV adoption in the segment.” Schwenk further added.