Made in US 2023 EQS SUV Prices Announced. Does it Qualify for Tax Credits? 

Mercedes Benz has announced the pricing for its flagship offering from the EQ lineup, the 2023 EQS SUV. The EQS SUV will be offered in three models, EQS 450+, EQS 450 4Matic, and EQS 580 4 Matic. Prices for the base EQS 450+ model start at $105,550, including destination charges of $1,150, and for the EQS 450 4Matic and EQS 580 4Matic models, prices start at $108,550 and $127,100 respectively. It is interesting to note that the EQS SUV does not cost much more than the sedan version, it’s only $2,190 costlier than the 2022 EQS 450+ sedan. However, the SUV’s range drops a fair bit to 305 miles per charge as compared to the 350 miles of range of the sedan counterpart.

EQS 450+ is a single-motor rear-wheel-drive model that makes 355 hp, and 419 lb-ft of torque and can deliver a maximum range of 305 miles on a single charge. EQS 450 4Matic and EQS 580 4Matic are dual-motor all-wheel-drive models with an estimated 285 miles of range. The specs for EQS 450 4Matic are not confirmed yet but the EQS 580 4Matic will be capable of 536 hp and 633 lb-ft of torque output.

2023 Mercedes EQS SUV: Models, Trims, and Pricing

(Including Destination)
EQS 450+Premium$104,400$105,550
EQS 450 4MaticPremium$107,400$108,550
EQS 580 4MaticPremium$125,950$127,100
EQS SUV Price Table

The three-row EQS SUV will be the first made in the US Mercedes EQ, assembled at Mercedes’s Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama. The SUV is now on the production lines and will start reaching dealerships by the end of 2022. The upcoming EQE SUV, which is scheduled to be unveiled in October, will also be assembled in this same plant. Both models will be exported to other markets from the Tuscaloosa plant.

Now if you are wondering you will get tax credits on the made-in-the-US EQS SUV under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is not eligible to receive U.S. federal tax credits since the MSRP is higher than the threshold limit of $80,000. However, customers can enjoy unlimited free 30-minute DC fast-charging sessions at Electrify America stations for two years from the activation of a Mercedes Me account.

Does the Mercedes EQS SUV Qualify for Tax Credits?

No, Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is not eligible for the US federal tax credits as the starting MSRP is higher than the threshold limit of $80,000.

What is the starting MSRP of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV?

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV MSRP starts at $104,000 for the base EQS 450+ model which does not include destination charges of $1,150.

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