Mercedes’s sleek EQS saloon favours a steady pace over breakneck speed

The top car in Mercedes’ electric line up offers S-Class rivalling isolation from the world outside

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The EQS is the range-topping car in the Mercedes “EQ” line-up of electric models. The “S” in the badge indicates that it’s to be considered as an S-Class alternative, competing in the top luxury saloon segment. But despite this, the EQS is not really an electric S-Class, as it shares very little with its sibling.

This is immediately clear when you see the EQS for the first time. While the S-Class retains a clear “three-box” ...