The company said that it will roll out the EQS 580 4MATIC from its assembly line on 30th September. This will be the first-ever luxury EV to the roll out of the company’s manufacturing facility in India.
The company also announced that Nitin Gadkari, Honourable Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Govt. of India will roll out the first unit of the electric SUV from the assembly line of the Chakan factory on September 30.
Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC will be India’s first locally manufactured luxury electric car by Mercedes Benz in India and it will also be India’s first ‘Certified locally produced luxury EV’ as per the ARAI certificate which was received by the company on 29th August 2022.
Talking about the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC, the company claims that it is the most aerodynamic production vehicle presently on the planet with a drag coefficient of merely 0.20.
The EV measures 5,216 mm in length, 1,926 mm in width and 1,512 mm in height while the wheelbase stands at 3,210 mm.
The Mercedes EQS 580 will be powered by a 107.8 kWh battery which puts out 385 kW of power and 885 Nm of torque.
Mercedes Benz claims that the EQS 580 will be India’s longest-range EV and can go around 500 km. The company also claims that the EV can get 300 km of range in 15 minutes if a 200 kWh DC charger is used.
Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “We are privileged that Mercedes-Benz’s first-ever ‘Made in India’ electric vehicle will be rolled out by Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji, Honourable Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India. It is a memorable milestone in our ‘Make in India’ journey underlining our production accomplishments. Today we are also commencing the bookings of this flagship EV. Our existing customers will have priority deliveries for the vehicle.”
Mr Schwenk elaborated, “The EQS 580 4MATIC is Mercedes-Benz’s most futuristic ‘Made in India’ offering and promises to push the boundaries in design, technology, luxury, and safety. With the successful debut of the AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+, there is significant customer interest for the ‘Made in India’ EQS 580 4MATIC, and we are confident this luxury EV will surpass all customers’ expectations and be a game changer in the segment.”