Mercedes-Benz simply introduced the pricing of its all-electric luxurious sedan, the EQS, and never surprisingly, it begins north of $100,000. What’s shocking, although, is that the beginning worth is cheaper than a gas-powered S-Class.

When it arrives at dealerships this fall, the EQS will begin at $102,310. By comparability, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class begins at $111,350. It is a uncommon case of an electrical car promoting cheaper than its fuel equal.

Mercedes is providing three trim ranges: Premium, Unique, and Pinnacle. Every trim is available in two variations, relying on the dimensions of the infotainment display: the 450+ sedan with a 12.8-inch portrait touchscreen; or the 580 4MATIC (sure, I do know, these model names are inscrutable) with the 56-inch Hyperscreen. Each variations of every trim include Mercedes’ MBUX voice-activated assistant as customary.

Here’s a look on the options that include every trim degree:

As we’ve famous beforehand, Mercedes is keen on testing out whether or not clients are prepared to pay extra for added options, even after shopping for the car. The corporate is providing numerous add-ons, like an elevated steering angle for the rear wheels, which clients pays to unlock after which obtain as an over-the-air software program replace. It’s simple to see how the preliminary value can rise steadily as house owners resolve they need extra distinctive options.

Nonetheless, it’s clear that Mercedes is attempting to make an announcement by pricing the EQS cheaper than the S-Class. The corporate has mentioned it needs to shift to EV-only gross sales by 2030. To get there, it might want to worth its automobiles in a manner that may make its rich clients suppose twice about changing their previous S-Class with simply one other gas-powered car.

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