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Make In India; Mercedes-Benz To Assemble Its Most-Expensive EV In India

After the Maybach, S-Class and AMG cars, the German marque will soon manufacture the EQS at its plant in Chakan, Pune

Mercedes-Benz has announced 10 new models for the Indian market that will arrive in 2022. The S-Class equivalent electric limousine - EQS will soon be locally built in India and will allow the brand to price it competitively.

Based on the brand’s ‘Born Electric’ EVA platform, the all-new EQS is not based on an ICE platform like the EQC, EQA, and the EQB. In fact, the electric limousine feels even more luxurious than the S-Class because of its super silent cabin, thanks to the electric powertrain.

What makes Mercedes-Benz EQS special?

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The EQS is considered even more luxurious than the S-Class (SWIPE UP to know why)

The all-new Mercedes-Benz EQS is the brand’s first-ever all-electric luxury standalone electric vehicle. It is the electric equivalent of the S-Class. The EQS offers some unique features and one of them is the Hyperscreen that spreads across the width of the dashboard.

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Mercedes-Benz is yet to decide the exact variant that it will assemble in India. There are two variants available internationally - the 450+ or the 580. The EQS 450+ gets 334 PS of maximum power and the EQS 580 offers 523 PS of maximum power. Both the variants get a 107.8 kWh battery pack with a WLTP rated range of 770 km.

EQS will be the first Mercedes-Benz EV to be assembled in India

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Mercedes-Benz will assemble the car at its Chakan plant in Pune

Mercedes-Benz will upgrade the Chakan plant to accommodate the electric powertrains of the EQS. The car will go on sale by the end of this year.
Mercedes-Benz is likely to bring the First Edition models, which are the fully-imported CBU versions of the new cars like the S-Class for the first lot of customers.

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Mercedes-Benz did not announce the exact variant of EQS that will be assembled in India

With the assembly of the EQS in India, more new electric cars can come to India taking the CKD route.

Mercedes-Benz also announced that it will bring 10 new models to the Indian market this year including the Mercedes-Maybach S580, the new C-Class sedan, SL roadster, and others.

Are you excited about the new EQS getting manufactured in India? What do you think the price will be? Do let us know in the comments below.

Shantonil Nag
Shantonil Nag
Often living out of suitcases, driving one car after the other to bring you the latest in terms of reviews, opinions and photographs, this man even holds a Guinness record for the longest drive in India without repeating the route. If you don't find him reviewing a car or motorcycle, you'll spot him heading to the hills. An in-house Himalaya expert, putting a car through its paces on desolate mountain roads is what thrills him the most.  Read full bio

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