Mercedes Benz EQS beats EPA range rating by 72 miles in Edmunds test

The Mercedes Benz EQS is an important vehicle for the German automaker, as it sets out to take on the likes of the Tesla Model S and Lucid Air.

One of the most important aspects when comparing the MB flagship electric sedan against the competition is going to be range.

The base EQS 450+, which features a single electric motor powering the rear wheels, has an EPA estimated range of 350 miles (563km) on a full charge.

Edmunds recently got their hands on one, and put it to the test on their real-world EV loop to see if it can live up to that rating.

The ESQ 450+ that was tested weighed in at 5,500 pounds, and had the standard 20” wheels with “range-optimized summer tires.”

Over the course of 12 hours of driving at an average temperature of 67F (19.4C), Edmunds was able to squeeze out 422 miles (679 km) on a single charge.

That’s 72 miles (115km), or 20% further than the rated range.

Edmunds also calculated how much it would cost to travel those 422 miles depending on where you live. The costs varied significantly, with Hawaii topping the list at $41.08, and Washington State at the other end at just $12.45.

They also compared it against a similar gas-powered S Class sedan, and it wasn’t even close. The same trip would cost $84.40 in Hawaii, and $74.91 in Washington.

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