Mercedes-Benz Launches ‘Made in India’ EQS 580 electric car at ₹1.55 crore

This is the first electric car being made by the company in India, after Germany. Country’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz India on Friday launched the ‘Made in India’ electric vehicle (EV), the EQS 580 4Matic priced at ₹1.55 crore, which is bigger in size from a S-Class, but cheaper in price (prices of S-Class start at ₹1.60 crore, all ex-showroom, India).

The EQS 580 is Mercedes-Benz’s first ever locally manufactured (assembled) EV in India and the 14th ‘Made in India’ Mercedes-Benz model, the company said adding that the EQS is India’s longest range EV with a range of up to 677 km (real world conditions) and 857 km as per Automotive Research Association of India (test conditions). It is a perfect blend of technology, luxury and safety, pioneering numerous tech features for our customers, he said adding that the local manufacturing of the EQS 580 4Matic underlines Mercedes-Benz India’s global competencies accomplished in flexible production at its state-of—the-art manufacturing facility that now produces series, Maybach, AMG and luxury EVs, all under one roof.

  • Mercedes assembles the EQS 580 at its plant in Chakan, Pune.
  • Gets a 107.8kWh battery with an ARAI-claimed range of 857km.
  • Puissance comes from dual electric motors producing 523PS and 855Nm.
  • The 580 4Matic is a full Rs 90 lakh more expensive than the fully imported AMG 53 variant.

Mercedes owes this response to its decision of assembling the EQS locally at its plant in Chakan, which translated to an aggressive price tag of Rs 1.55 crore (ex-showroom). The EQS 580 4Matic is sold alongside the AMG EQS 53 variant, however the AMG-spec sedan is a fully imported unit that’ll dig deeper in your pockets with an asking price of Rs 2.45 crore (ex-showroom). In fact, the electric sedan is around Rs 5 lakh more affordable than the S-Class, which starts at Rs 1.6 crore. 

The country has this untapped potential for luxury EV offerings that can be fully utilised if local assembly is favoured. CBU units attract hefty import duties that shoot up their prices and EVs already have a higher initial cost of investment, resulting in exorbitant price tags that fall out of reach for the majority. 

But with the response garnered by the EQS sedan, we hope other manufacturers are taking note because, well, who wouldn’t want to see more luxury models on Indian roads?

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