Mercedes launches new eco-conscious family EQS SUV


Mercedes launches new eco-conscious family SUV, but with its hefty price-tag and soaring electricity charges, you’d better start saving for EQS now

A new eco-conscious seven-seater family sports utility vehicle has been launched by Mercedes-Benz. 

But with its hefty price-tag and soaring electricity charges, you’d better start saving now. 

The new EQS SUV is an electric battery-powered alternative to the current GLS SUV and goes on sale next year with a price-tag expected at about £110,000. 

Eco-conscious: The new EQS SUV is an electric battery-powered alternative to the current GLS SUV and goes on sale next year with a price-tag expected at about £110,000

The entry-level 450+ rear-wheel-drive model manages the longest 409mile range — though an all-wheel-drive 450 4MATIC version with two electric motors reduces that to 380miles. 

The most powerful 580 4Matic all-wheel-drive version also has a claimed range of 380 miles. 

Although no official figures have been released, it’s expected to sprint from rest to 62mph in about 4.5 seconds. 

Charging from a rapid 200kW charger will provide 80 per cent of power in 31 minutes.

Different times: Raring to Go!

Different times: Raring to Go!

‘Good old days’ revisited in Ted Macauley’s new memoirs

They were different times. But oh, what times. If you want a flavour of rip-roaring motoring and motor racing in ‘the good old days’ — on two wheels and four — dip into veteran scribe Ted Macauley’s new memoirs Raring to Go! (£16.99, Veloce Publishing). 

It features a cast of thousands from the worlds of motorsport, motoring, showbiz and even Hollywood — including fun with sporting superstars such as Barry Sheene, George Best, Michael Schumacher and Mike ­Hailwood, plus encounters with comedian Billy Connolly, Michael Caine, Ringo Starr and Paul Newman, and a particularly boozy session with actor Lee Marvin on set for the war movie The Big Red One. 

  • For more information, visit veloce.co.uk 

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