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EQS 53, first battery Mercedes AMG model

Edward Green |
With the new EQS 53 4MATIC+ Mercedes AMG is embarking on the electric future of Driving Performance.

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The first battery AMG production model (combined WLTP power consumption: 23.9 21.5 kWh/100 km; combined WLTP CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) is based on the Mercedes EQ architecture for luxury and executive class vehicles. The luxury saloon with an output of up to 560 kW has been newly developed or refined in Affalterbach in all performance related areas. At the heart of the new Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ is its performance oriented drive concept with two motors.

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. The basic version achieves a maximum total output of 484 kW (658 hp), with a maximum motor torque of 950 Nm. With the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS package, which is available as an option, the maximum output increases to up to 560 kW (761 hp) in RACE START mode with boost function. The maximum motor torque is then up to 1020 Nm.

In this case the new Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ accelerates from 0 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds with a battery charge level of at least 80 percent. The top speed is limited to 250 km/h with the optional package. In the basic version the AMG EQS accelerates from 0 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (minimum 80% battery charge). Its maximum speed is limited to 220 km/h. he EQS 53 4MATIC+ brings a new, powerfully sonorous sound to electric driving. Its sound system uses special loudspeakers, shakers and a sound generator to create a special sound experience in two versions: "Authentic" or "Performance".

The AMG specific electric motors at the front and rear axles are permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM). The decided emphasis on performance is already evident in the output and torque values. In addition, the Mercedes AMG electric motors are characterised by an optimum balance of enhanced power, efficiency and noise comfort. Among other things, this is ensured by new windings, stronger currents and new actuation via inverters with specially developed software. This allows higher rotational speeds and thus more power, setting standards especially in acceleration and top speed.

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