Mercedes is not fairly achieved revealing its new EQS luxurious electrical sedan, however whereas the ultimate design stays hidden by camouflage for now, the efficiency and vary statistics have been introduced – and they need to give potential Tesla consumers one thing to consider.

Extra particularly, anybody contemplating a Tesla Mannequin S may wish to maintain off that buy for now, because it seems to be like the brand new Mercedes may pose a serious menace.

Here’s a fast take a look at how the 2 automobiles evaluate, based mostly on what Mercedes has introduced up to now in regards to the EQS.

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Mercedes EQS vs Tesla Mannequin S: Vary and battery measurement

Whereas rivals like Audi and Jaguar have struggled to get near the vary capabilities of Tesla, Mercedes is squaring as much as Tesla like nobody else. The German automaker says its EQS has a variety of as much as 478 miles, when utilizing the European WLTP check cycle. This check tends to supply barely higher outcomes than the extra strict EPA different used within the US, however even nonetheless that quantity is mighty spectacular.

As soon as translated to an EPA equal, we anticipate to nonetheless see round 430 miles from the Mercedes EQS. This places it in direct competitors with the Tesla Mannequin S Lengthy Vary, which has an EPA-estimated vary of 412 miles. The Mannequin S Plaid clocks in at 390 miles, whereas the Plaid+ is about to supply a claimed vary of over 520 miles, however is not attributable to arrive till the center of 2022.

As for battery measurement, the Mercedes EQS is being provided with two choices of 90kWh and 107.8kWh. For comparability, the present Mannequin S is fitted with a 100kWh battery pack.

Mercedes EQSEach automobiles have a pair of motors and a battery within the flooringMercedes

Mercedes EQS vs Tesla Mannequin S: Charging and structure

Mercedes says the EQS can cost its battery at a charge of as much as 200kW and the automobile makes use of an 800-volt structure, as seen on the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT and Kia EV6. Tesla nonetheless makes use of the extra frequent 400 volt structure for its automobiles.

The most recent Mannequin S can cost at a barely larger most charge of 225kW, however in each circumstances this is dependent upon the automobile being linked to the fastest-possible charger, similar to one supplied by Electrify America or Tesla’s third-generation Supercharger.

Mercedes says the automobile can achieve as much as 186 miles of vary in quarter-hour when utilizing a 200kW charger.

Mercedes EQS vs Tesla Mannequin S: Energy and efficiency

New 2021 Tesla Model S
New 2021 Tesla Mannequin S


Tesla has all the time been the king of EV efficiency, and that continues to be true with the most recent model of Mannequin S. The common Lengthy Vary automobile has a 0-60mph time of three.1 seconds and a prime pace of 155mph. The Mannequin S Plaid slashes the 0-60 time to a claimed 1.99 seconds whereas upping the highest pace to 200mph, sooner than any mass-production EV thus far. The Plaid+, due out in mid-2022, is claimed to have a 0-60mph time beneath 1.99 seconds, however Tesla hasn’t given a exact quantity but. Nonetheless, it has stated the Mannequin S Plaid produces 1,020 horsepower from its three motors, and the Plaid+ will increase this to over 1,100 horsepower.

Mercedes is being extra conservative with the EQS, which has a complete output of 516 horsepower and may hit 62mph (100km/h) in 4.3 seconds. The highest pace is restricted to 130mph. Mercedes says a extra highly effective model will probably be alongside later, and there will even be a much less highly effective, single-motor, rear-wheel-drive model with round 330 horsepower.

An attention-grabbing element of the Mercedes is its two-speed gearbox. This can be a rarity amongst electrical automobiles, with the overwhelming majority having a single gear. The Porsche Taycan additionally has two gears, with the primary used when accelerating from standstill, earlier than mechanically switching to the second gear for all different driving.

The all-new interior of the 2021 Model S
The all-new inside of the 2021 Tesla Mannequin S


Mercedes EQS vs Tesla Mannequin S: Inside

Tesla just lately up to date the inside of its Mannequin S and X, with the largest modifications being a yoke-style steering wheel, a central show switched from portrait to panorama orientation, and a brand new show between the seats for rear passengers.

The brand new essential show measures 17 inches and has a decision of 2200 x 1300. IT is linked to a sound system with 22 audio system and 960 watts of energy, and different options embody USB-C charging for all occupants, and a gaming pc as highly effective as a PlayStation 5.

The inside of the Mercedes EQS debuts the corporate’s new MBUX Hyperscreen. This can be a 55-inch unit fronted by curved glass and housing three OLED shows. These screens act because the instrument cluster for the motive force, the central infotainment and local weather management show, and a 3rd show for the entrance passenger. The unit additionally homes a pair of air vents and is framed by LED temper lighting.

Mercedes EQS interiorThe 55-inch dashboard show unit of the Mercedes EQSMercedes

Mercedes EQS vs Tesla Mannequin S: Worth

Tesla elevated the costs of itw Mannequin S with the 2021 face carry, with the Lengthy Vary now beginning at $78,490. This will increase to $118,490 for the Plaid and $148,490 for the Plaid+.

Mercedes is but to announce a worth for the EQS, however we suspect to see it priced at round $100,000. We are going to replace this text as soon as the automobile is totally revealed on April 15.