Renewed Mercedes-Benz EQS gets huge 55-inch Hyperscreen and an equally monstrous range of 511 miles

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an improved version of its luxury electric sedan, with more technology, greater range and the reintroduction of the star with the upright hood, all present in the upcoming EQS.

The model, which has come under scrutiny for its shocking residual values, has been given a new makeover to ensure it remains competitive, with the 55-inch MBUX Hyperscreen now standard across the range.

This gigantic infotainment system has three displays that flow seamlessly into the dashboard, giving the interior the look and feel of a NASA control room. On the outside, there’s a darker grille cover and reworked headlights, as well as the upright star emblem on the hood, which was known for going missing on classic Mercedes vehicles of the ’70s and ’80s.

(Image credit: Mercedes-Benz EQS)

Perhaps even more important for potential owners is the fact that new batteries have been installed, which are almost 10 kWh more than the previous 108.4 kWh packs, giving an additional range of 83 kilometers. Combine this with some aerodynamic tweaks to the bodywork and Merc thinks you can travel more than 500 miles before needing to plug in. That’s almost 100 miles more than the top-spec Tesla Model S.