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The lavish Mercedes EQS is already about to enter its fourth model year, and to keep things fresh, the battery-powered sedan is getting a nip and a tuck for its soap bar build. The changes are welcome, but are they enough to raise sales to match S-Class levels, or will the EQS continue to languish below 10,000 units per year? Only time will tell, especially as we are currently in the midst of a lull in EV demand.


The most notable improvement here is the addition of a larger battery. A new 118.0-kWh pack takes the place of the old 108.4-kWh version, and paired with updated regenerative braking software, this should lead to a considerable increase in range. Mercedes claims an improvement of over 11 percent, which means range could get closer to 400 miles before the sedan requires a full recharge.




On the outside, the EQS dons a new front end to match the more elegant design of the gas-fed S-Class. That includes a more traditional hood ornament, very light updates for the headlights, and a set of chrome-like slats on the grille to replace the gaudy Mercedes star pattern on last year's model. However, the painted finish laid on top of the plastic grille area is unimpressive for a vehicle at this price range. Real chrome won't hurt you, Mercedes.


Ironically, the automaker did add more chrome to the sedan's interior, as the rear passenger climate vents mounted on the B-pillar now feature that shiny metallic finish. The experience behind the driver is further elevated with contrast stitching and Nappa leather piping for the rear seat pillows, along with the addition of a new Executive Interior package for the high-end Pinnacle model. Opting for this package allows the rear seat to recline backward by up to 38 degrees, and the front passenger seat can be folded forward for additional breathing room.



Mercedes has yet to reveal pricing and official range figures for the 2025 EQS, but it did mention that dealers will begin receiving the updated EVs later this year.


Image Credits: Mercedes
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Refreshed Mercedes EQS Tries To Fix The Jelly Bean Look, Adds More Range

While it can't hide its controversial styling, the 2025 EQS attempts to fix as much as it can.

The lavish Mercedes EQS is already about to enter its fourth model year, and to keep things fresh, the battery-powered sedan is getting a nip and a tuck for its soap bar build. The changes are welcome, but are they enough to raise sales to match S-Class levels, or will the EQS continue to languish below 10,000 units per year? Only time will tell, especially as we are currently in the midst of a lull in EV demand.


The most notable improvement here is the addition of a larger battery. A new 118.0-kWh pack takes the place of the old 108.4-kWh version, and paired with updated regenerative braking software, this should lead to a considerable increase in range. Mercedes claims an improvement of over 11 percent, which means range could get closer to 400 miles before the sedan requires a full recharge.




On the outside, the EQS dons a new front end to match the more elegant design of the gas-fed S-Class. That includes a more traditional hood ornament, very light updates for the headlights, and a set of chrome-like slats on the grille to replace the gaudy Mercedes star pattern on last year's model. However, the painted finish laid on top of the plastic grille area is unimpressive for a vehicle at this price range. Real chrome won't hurt you, Mercedes.


Ironically, the automaker did add more chrome to the sedan's interior, as the rear passenger climate vents mounted on the B-pillar now feature that shiny metallic finish. The experience behind the driver is further elevated with contrast stitching and Nappa leather piping for the rear seat pillows, along with the addition of a new Executive Interior package for the high-end Pinnacle model. Opting for this package allows the rear seat to recline backward by up to 38 degrees, and the front passenger seat can be folded forward for additional breathing room.



Mercedes has yet to reveal pricing and official range figures for the 2025 EQS, but it did mention that dealers will begin receiving the updated EVs later this year.


Image Credits: Mercedes

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