Gallery: Mercedes-Benz EQS 500 4MATIC, RM649k – Proudly assembled in Malaysia

Back in February this year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launched the Mercedes-Benz EQS 500 4MATIC, the first locally assembled (CKD) fully-electric Mercedes-Benz. It replaces the previous fully imported (CBU) EQS 450+, and fetches a price of RM648,888. The CKD EQS is RM50,00 cheaper than the CBU version (RM698,888).

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While it may look very similar to the 450+, the EQS 500 4MATIC is not equipped with an AMG Line exterior kit. You can see that the 500 has a less sporty front and rear bumper design and a less sporty set of wheels. However, it does actually pack more power than the AMG Line-kitted 450+ and we’ll get into that in a little bit.

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As standard, the EQS 500 4MATIC is equipped with an Electric Art exterior, a radiator grille with the Mercedes-Benz pattern, and a panoramic sliding sunroof. Besides the continuous reflector light strip at the front, the EQS 500 4MATIC also boasts a set of Mercedes-Benz Digital Light system with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus. Completing the look of the EQS 500 4MATIC is a set of 20-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels.

As for colour options, you can choose between four colours – Obsidian Black, High-tech Silver, Nautic Blue, and Graphite Grey. The EQS pictured in this gallery is finished in High-Tech Silver. All 4 colour options do not add any extra costs.

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As mentioned earlier, the EQS 500 4MATIC packs much more power than the 450+ for the simple reason that it has a dual-motor setup. While the single-motor CBU 450 + churned out 333 hp and 565 Nm, the dual-motor EQS 500 4MATIC outputs 449 hp and 828 Nm. With the dual-motor setup, the EQS 500 MATIC does the 0-100 km/h acceleration in 4.8 seconds onward to a limited top speed of 210 km/h.

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The motors are paired to the same battery pack as the 450+, but software tweaks have raised its usable energy content from 107.9 kWh up to now 108.4 kWh. However, with a dual-motor setup, range is a little less now – 696 km (WLTP), which is still plenty compared to the average EV.

Charging can be done at a maximum rate of 11 kW with AC charging (3 phase) and this brings the state of charge (SOC) from 0 to 100% in roughly 10 hours. As for DC charging, the EQS 500 4MATIC can handle a maximum rate of 200 kW. This charges the EQS from 20% to 80% in approximately 31 minutes.

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Inside, the EQS 500 4MATIC is equipped with the brand’s signature Hyperscreen with the latest MBUX. In total, the EQS has 6 screens with 3 in first row and another 3 in the second row. The front Comfort Seats are equipped with a massage function (with a variety of massage programs), seat heating, seat ventilation, and power adjustment with 3 memory settings. The steering wheel also gets electric tilt & telescopic steering adjustment.

At the back, the seats do not get a massage function but still come with heat seating, seat ventilation, and power adjustments. The screens at the back can be connected wirelessly to Mercedes-Benz headphones that come with the car.

Creating a luxury ambience in the EQS 500 4MATIC is the car’s active ambient lighting system, panoramic sliding sunroof, and a Burmester 3D surround sound system. The interior materials include Nappa Leather upholstery, Anthracite linestructure lime wood and Anthracite open-pored linestructure lime wood.

As for safety, the EQS 500 4MATIC is equipped with the Driving Assistance Plus Package coming as standard. The suite of advanced driver assistance features includes adaptive cruise control with automatic stop-go functionality, active lane keeping assist, active steering assist, lane departure prevention, autonomous emergency braking, and evasive manouevre support.

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