New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 revealed: price, specs and release date

September 05, 2021 by

Mercedes-AMG goes electric with this new take on the EQS luxury saloon. Read on for full details.

  • Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 revealed
  • First all-electric AMG model
  • Dual-motor, all-wheel-drive
  • 761hp, 1020Nm of torque
  • 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds
  • 155mph top speed
  • 360 miles of range
  • On sale 2022
  • Pricing above £140,000 likely

This is the new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53. Yep, the power-hungry engineers at AMG have finally turned their attention to an electric car.

With 761hp and a 0-60mph time of 3.4 seconds on offer, there’s a lot to get excited about this electric luxury alternative to the likes of the sporty Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the new Tesla Model S Plaid.

New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 design

Though there’s less need for ultra-aggressive cooling on an electric performance car to say a regular AMG machine, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 does get some appropriately racy styling tweaks.

These include a new front splitter, a body-coloured diffuser at the rear along with a larger spoiler on the bootlid. You’ll be able to pick between 21- or 22-inch alloy wheels as well.

New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 motors and performance

Powering the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is a pair of electric motors, with one on each axle giving the new all-wheel-drive.

In normal driving modes, they combine to produce 658hp and 950Nm of torque as standard, which blasts this EQS 53 from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds.

Not fast enough for you? Don’t worry – there’s an AMG Dynamic Plus package that boosts power to 761hp and torque to 1,020Nm when you engage Race Start.

Watch this drag race featuring the Mercedes EQS

With all its settings cranked up to 11, this top-spec EQS 53 can crack the 0-60mph sprint in 3.4 seconds. Both versions (with and without the AMG Dynamic Pack) are limited to a 155mph top speed.

Oh, and if you’re worried you’ll miss the usual AMG V8 soundtrack, there’s a new ‘AMG Sound Experience’ which is apparently there to add some acoustic character. How convincing it sounds remains to be seen…

New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 batteries and range

The AMG EQS 53 uses the same 108kWh battery as a top-spec EQS. This gives it 360 miles of range, which is almost 120 miles less than the long-range EQS can manage. Performance does come at a price, after all…

Watch this EQS vs S-Class video

Just like the normal EQS, the new AMG EQS 53 supports 200kW rapid charging which can add enough charge in 15 minutes for another 186 miles of driving.

New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 interior and infotainment

Just like the Mercedes EQS, the AMG EQS 53 is a bastion of luxury. It’s littered with plush materials, ambient lighting and, of course, Mercedes’ huge triple-display ‘Hyperscreen’ infotainment system.

You do get the usual AMG-specific touches though, including a new steering wheel, AMG badging throughout and plenty of contrasting red stitching.

The AMG Track Pace app is a new feature for the Hyperscreen as well, allowing you to access telemetry from the car and record lap times — ideal for those spur-of-the-moment trips to your local race track.

New Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 price and release date

The new Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is expected to go on sale early 2022, though it will come with a pretty hefty price tag.

The regular EQS is expected to start at about £80,000, but it’s likely the AMG version could almost double that — coming in at about £140,000 and rising considerably with options.

Can’t wait for this new model to go on sale? Check out the top 10 best electric cars on sale now or compare the latest Mercedes deals available through carwow. 

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