Get ready to regale yourself with rarities in this extremely Limited Edition of Jay Leno’s Garage. First up, Jay and talk show phenom Trevor Noah test-drive the lightning-fast, all-new, all-electric Mercedes EQS.
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Few people know that Trevor Noah is a car lover and that he really likes electric cars. That’s why Jay Leno invited him to the latest episode of CNBC’s Jay Leno Garage series to drive the new Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic +. Trevor Noah is delighted with the growing popularity of electric cars and says that he is attracted to electric cars for two reasons: they are silent and have instant torque from the start.
“Why do people buy a car that reaches 190 mph? Because you will never go at this speed. Give me a car that runs at only 100 mph but has a non-stop torque”.
The dialogue is sprinkled with jokes. Jay Leno replies: “Ok, a little over 100 mph!”
Trevor is delighted by the way in which EQS accelerate and Jay Leno says: “You have all the advantages of the S-Class with a luxurious interior and massage functions including hot stone massage. I don’t know what it means and I don’t know if I would need it because I feel like I’m falling to sleep”.
Then the two compete in some jokes. At one point, Trevor says: “I see you’re signaling. And Leno says: because I’m getting older”. And Trevor jokes. “Do you know what I like about America? Americans don’t signal at all or forget the signal on for the entire trip.
The top version Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic + costs $ 119,100 in the US and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The two engines, one at the front axle and one at the rear axle, develop a total of 516 HP and 631 lb-ft. Next year, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4matic sports version will be launched, which develops 761 HP and 1020 Nm and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds. The top speed is `155 mph.
Mercedes EQS 580 4Matic+ is available as standard with integral steering and the new Hyperscreen.