Mercedes EQS 450+ Falls Behind S580 On Doug DeMuro’s Scoreboard

Well, maybe the all-wheel-drive 580 4MATIC version will get some additional points.

Doug DeMuro recently had the opportunity to review the Mercedes-Benz EQS, specifically, the entry-level version EQS 450+ (rear-wheel drive).

After introducing most of the features, Doug DeMuro admitted that he is impressed with the EQS and appreciates the luxury of this car very much.

However, once the final summary is reached, the EQS 450+ received an overall score of 64 points, which is two less than the conventional S-Class S580, and the same number as the BMW 750i and Lexus LS. 500h.

That is an interesting result. As we can see, there is a three-point difference in the Acceleration category, which could level off with the switch to the EQS 580 (0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds vs. 5.5 seconds in the case of the EQS 480+).

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Another thing we can see is that the EQS gets most of its points in the daily driving category, rather than weekend.

At 64 points in total, the EQS is well behind the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, and we assume even the AMG version won’t be able to catch those two.


Model Base Price Dest. Charge Tax Credit Effective Price
2022 Mercedes EQS 450+ (RWD; 20″) $102,310 +$1,050 $7,500 $95,860
2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC (AWD; 21″) $119,110 +$1,050 $7,500 $112,660

Basic specs

Model Drive Battery









2022 Mercedes EQS 450+ (RWD; 20″) RWD 115* 350 mi

(563 km)

5.5 130 mph

(209 km/h)

2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC (AWD; 21″) AWD 115* 340 mi

(547 km)

4.1 130 mph

(209 km/h)

* estimated/unofficial values


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