Ride height can be raised by up to 25mm at speeds up to 50mph, while above 68mph it is automatically lowered by 10mm in Comfort mode and 15mm in Sport mode to reduce drag and improve overall efficiency.
A rear steering angle of up to 4.5 degrees is standard across the EQS SUV range, but can optionally be increased to 10 degrees to reduce the turning radius from 11.9m to 11.0m, i.e. to about the same as a Volkswagen Golf.
There are four main driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport and Off-Road, the last of which can be used with or without the electronic stability program activated.
In Off-Road mode, the respective thresholds of the traction control system, anti-lock brakes and downhill speed control, as well as the throttle mapping, are adapted to “allow the EQS SUV to tackle light terrain” , according to Mercedes. .
A raised dash houses a 12.3-inch individual digital instrument and 12.8-inch portrait-style infotainment screens as standard, while the lavish EQS 580 gets the Hyperscreen title, which runs on an eight-chip processor cores and with 24 gigabytes of RAM. At around 1410mm wide, it features a 12.3-inch instrument, 17.7-inch central infotainment system and 12.3-inch front passenger screens across an extended area.
The MBUX operating system supports conversational voice commands via a “Hey Mercedes” prompt and can receive over-the-air software updates. There’s also an optional heads-up display with augmented reality navigation.
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This notice was published: 2022-08-05 09:45:00
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