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Mercedes-AMG EQS verdict

2022 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.1 out of 53.1

Written by Alan Taylor-Jones Published: 21 March 2024 Updated: 21 March 2024

Should you buy one?

Possibly, but only if you really must have a full-size luxury saloon that’s capable of very silly speeds. The problem is that the EQS 53 falls between the stools of performance and luxury, with both elements negatively impacted because of the other.

A regular EQS is the more cosseting luxury car that’s still decently quick and boasts a significantly better range, while a Porsche Taycan sacrifices some rear seat and boot space for a truly thrilling driving experience.

What we like

The acceleration is mind-blowing, especially for such a big car and it can corner jolly quickly, too. The front seats are supremely comfortable and there’s tonnes of space, especially if you fold the rear seats down.

What we don’t like

It’s expensive to buy despite some of the interior materials feeling a little cheap and it’s not as exciting to drive as the best all-electric performance cars. The rear seats are also far too upright as standard, and you can’t recline them unless you’ve opted for an expensive option pack on Touring models only.

2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS 53
2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS 53

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