Production was launched for the Mercedes-Benz EQS in Alabama

Production was launched for the Mercedes-Benz EQS in Alabama

Mercedes-Benz launched production of its EQS SUV at the end of August at its North American passenger car plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (USA).

With the luxury sedan EQS and sports sedan EQE, the star manufacturer has entered a new era of electric power in the upper market segments. The EQS SUV is the third model designed around the architecture developed for the brand’s electric vehicles. The SUV offers plenty of space, comfort and connectivity and can accommodate up to seven passengers. Thanks to the powerful electric motors, the 4MATIC all-wheel drive and the intelligent “Offroad” driving mode, the EQS SUV can also cope with uneven terrain with ease.

The EQS SUV is available on the French market from €142,900 in its 450 4Matic version (the 544 hp EQS 580 4Matic version is also on the list). It mounts a battery with a useful capacity of 108.4 kWh, and offers a range in the WLTP cycle of 596 km. The engine developing 360 hp and 800 Nm sends its power to the four wheels of the car, and allows it to reach 210 km / h at top speed after adding speed from 0 to 100 km / h in 6 seconds. The first delivery is expected in December.

Mercedes-Benz produces the all-electric EQS ​​SUV at its North American plant in Tuscaloosa. Since the 1990s, Mercedes-Benz has invested a total of more than seven billion dollars in Alabama, of which $1 billion has been invested in a battery plant, transportation facilities and production line upgrades to produce electric vehicles. Mercedes-Benz US International now employs approximately 4,500 people and also supports nearly 11,000 additional jobs with distributors and service providers in the region.

About 4 million cars have already been manufactured in Tuscaloosa

De-coupling the EQS model is an important step in Mercedes-Benz Cars’ global plan to produce eight 100% electric cars this year at seven sites on three continents. The EQS SUV is assembled in series production at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which has been the site of production of large three-pointed star SUVs since 1997.

The Tuscaloosa factory uses modern, sustainable, efficient and flexible digital production methods. Designed for the Mercedes-Benz 56 factory in Sindelfingen, Germany, it marks the future of the manufacturer’s car production.

Nearly four million vehicles have left the Tuscaloosa plant since 1997, including about 260,000 SUVs that rolled off its production line in 2021 alone. About two-thirds of annual production is exported, making Mercedes-Benz of America International one of the world’s largest car exporters. United States.