Mercedes EQS Can Now Be Customized With Manufaktur Upgrades

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Both the regular EQS and its AMG sibling are now eligible for exclusive styling upgrades.

Mercedes has just opened its in-house design department, Manufaktur, to the EQS electric sedan for the first time. The division was opened a little more than a year ago, and its exclusive customizing service was initially launched for the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door, the long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S, and the uber-popular G-Class. But as the German automaker's electric-only EQ lineup expands, it makes sense for Manufaktur's expensive design upgrades to be made available on EVs too.

"Special paint finishes and high-quality interior refinements" make the EQS more spectacular than ever, with most of these enhancements available as part of comprehensive packages.

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To start with, nine Manufaktur paints are offered, including those available for the S-Class, like Vintage Blue non-metallic and Kalahari Gold magno (matte). These cost €7,021 each, or roughly $7,445.

Both the regular EQS sedan and the AMG EQS can also benefit from the Manufaktur Interior Package, which starts at €11,007.50, or around $11,672. With this, the front and rear seats, the door armrests, the center console, the lower section of the instrument panel, and the steering wheel are trimmed in Nappa leather, while the seats are further enhanced with diamond quilting. This leather can be had in a choice of various colors, including the new options of Tobacco Brown, Mystic Red, and Rose Grey.

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This package also gives you high-pile floor mats with Nappa leather edging, and both the mats and the head restraint cushions get embroidery in the form of the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star or the Mercedes-AMG logo, depending on the model, of course. This motif is repeated in words alongside an exclusive pattern on the illuminated door sill trims. Completing this bevy of enhancements is a cursive script that adds high-sheen Manufaktur lettering to the center console.

Finally, the Emblem Package can be had from €1,487.50 (roughly $1,577), but only with the standard interior with black upholstery and black carpets. This adds the aforementioned high-pile embroidered mats and embroidered head restraints.

Pricing and availability for the US have not yet been revealed, but considering how much our market loves customized luxury, we're sure local EQS models will soon benefit.

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