2023 Mercedes EQS City Edition is a confounding combo, with a scooter

2023 Mercedes EQS City Edition is a confounding combo, with a scooter

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Mercedes-Benz has a division called Urban Mobility Solutions that aims to "make cities more livable with safe, sustainable, efficient and accessible mobility products." This is done with initiatives like working with city representatives and industries and gathering data from vehicles to note trends. It's also done, so it seems, with exceedingly intriguing bundles like the 2023 Mercedes-EQS City Edition. The easiest thing to understand is that this is an EQS 580 4Matic sedan that comes in two colorways. Buyers can choose either Twilight Blue Metallic exterior paint with a Neva Grey and Sable Brown Leather interior (pictured), or a Manufaktur Diamond White Metallic exterior with a Macchiato Beige and Space Grey Leather interior. Both are trimmed with AMG wheels outside and Natural Grain Yacht-design Walnut Wood trim inside.

After this, things get interesting. Mercedes will sell just 150 of these, and only in the Los Angeles metro region. Badges beside the side mirrors and on the center console attest to the exclusivity and locale, a "1 of 150" joined by a silhouette of the state of California.

The EQS City Edition is fitted with the Energizing Air Control Plus with HEPA Filtration, normally a $450 option. The three-stage air purifying system scrubs 99 percent of particulate pollution from the cabin, including smog particles and odors. Customers who'd rather brave the raw brown air of the L.A. basin will get, with their EQS purchase, a one-year subscription to an Unagi Model One Voyager electric scooter that would be $69 per month otherwise.