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Merc's new EQS stays focused on luxury and comfort, EV or not

Globally, this car is priced at around $150,000 or Rs 1.2 crore; there's little surprise then that its price doubles to Rs 2.4 crore in India given the outlandish duties that CBU cars attract

Mercedes-Benz EQS
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Spacious and wide enough to seat five adults in leather-swaddled comfort, the EQS AMG zips from 0 to 100kmh in under four seconds powered by a 107.8 kmh battery

Pavan Lall Mumbai
When Mercedes-Benz unveiled its EQS — a fully electric luxury sedan that sat at the apex of all its alternative fuel offerings — it did something unexpected in India. It unveiled the car on stage at the Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai from the ceiling as it hung there, attached to cords on the roof.

It embodied two statements. One, that the EQS is a paradigm shift in car-making and unlike how the Stuttgart-based car-maker will be looking at vehicles from now on.

The second, which of course has nothing to do with Merc, is that India

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First Published: Sep 20 2022 | 1:27 PM IST

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