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Tesla Model S vs Mercedes-Benz EQS: Which electric sedan is better?

Model S vs EQS

Mercedes-Benz has finally launched the world’s most aerodynamic car: EQS. The Stuttgart-based luxury automobile industry has revealed everything about the new electric sedan, on paper.

Mercedes-Benz EQS has entered the segment that is heavily dominated by Tesla Model S. So, can EQS steal the show from Model S? We have compared Model S vs EQS to find the differences as well as similarities between the two electric sedans.

Tesla Model S vs Mercedes-Benz EQS: Electric Powertrain

Mercedes-Benz EQS electric sedan
Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC are powered by a 108.7-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is available in two variants – EQS 450+ and EQS 580 4MATIC and both come with a Permanently excited synchronous motor (PSM). The EQS 450+ is the base model that has an electric motor on the rear axle for a total of 328 BHP and 568 nm of torque. The EQS 580 4MATIC is a top-spec variant with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) and an electric motor on the front as well as on the rear axle. Here, both electric motors can produce a total of 516 bhp and 855 Nm of peak torque. The electric sedan can go from 0-100kmph in 4.1 seconds, which is jaw-dropping.

Specifications Mercedes-Benz EQS Tesla Model S
Electric Motor Permanently excited synchronous motor (PSM) 3-phase AC induction motor
Max Power 328 bhp / 516 bhp 660 bhp / 1006 bhp
Max Torque 568 Nm / 855 Nm NA
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Tesla Model S
All three variants of Tesla Model S get all-wheel-drive (AWD).

Tesla Model S is offered in three variants – Long Range, Plaid, and Plaid+, and all of them get All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Long trim comes with double-electric motors, one at the front and the second at the rear axle, and they provide a total output of 660 bhp. The Tesla Model S Plaid and Plaid+ variants come with three electric motors and offer an output of over 1006 bhp.

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Model S vs EQS: Battery and Charging

The EQS comes with a 107.8 kWh Lithium-Ion battery, promising a 770km drive range on a full charge. The electric sedan comes with an 11 kW charger and with an optional 22 kW charger. DC fast charging of 200kW is also supported. Using that,15 minutes of charging will give you a range of up to 300 km.

Specification Mercedes-Benz EQS Tesla Model S
Battery 107.8 kWh Lithium-Ion 100 kWh Lithium-Ion
Max Range 770 km 837 km
Onboard Charger Capacity 11 kW 11.5 kW
DC Fast Charger Capacity 200 kW 250 kW

The Tesla Model S comes with a 100 kWh Lithium-Ion battery pack. The Long Range variant comes with a maximum range of up to 663 km, while the more powerful Plaid variant offers a range of 628 km. As for the Plaid+ variant, on paper, the model can offer a maximum range of up to 837 km on a single charge, which is 67 km more than the claimed range of the EQS.

Model S vs EQS: Design and Dimensions

Model S vs EQS Interior
EQS has a MBUX Hyperscreen that is a 56-inch 56-inch-wide pane of curved glass consisting of 3 OLED displays. On the other hand, Tesla Model S has 17-inch system in the center.

Mercedes-Benz EQS is the world’s most aerodynamic car according to the German automaker. It is a stylish and well-proportioned car. The Maybach-inspired dual-paint scheme surely does give it a luxury attitude. Tesla Model S on the other hand is an attractive sporty-looking car with a luxury package inside.

In terms of dimensions, EQS definitely takes the lead. With a total length of 5216 mm it’s 236 mm longer than the Model S, while its wheelbase is 250 mm longer at 3210 mm, which means more cabin room. Having said that, the Model S is wider than the EQS by 38 mm at 1964 mm, but shorter by 72 mm at a total height of 1440 mm.

Dimensions Mercedes-Benz EQS Tesla Model S
Length 5216 mm 4980 mm
Width 1926 mm 1964 mm
Height 1512 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase 3210 mm 2960 mm

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