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    The Mercedes AMG EQS 2022 compared to Tesla and Audi

    Jul 21,2022 | Chloe Lacour

    In the world of electric cars, there are only a handful of luxury sedans like the Tesla Model S, the Audi e-Tron GT, the Porsche Macan, and the two recent additions to the luxury electric car segment, the Lucid Air and the Mercedes-Benz EQS.

    Out of the three, the Tesla, Audi, and Mercedes seem to stand out, as the Taycan is more geared towards sporty driving, while the Lucid Air has only just been unveiled to the public. Deciding between the Model S, e-Tron GT, and EQS mostly comes down to what you value most.

    The Tesla Model S is the oldest car between the two but offers more comfort. The Audi e-Tron GT is arguably the prettiest of the three cars, even if it's not nearly as popular. The Mercedes EQS is certainly the most luxurious electric car money can buy these days, but it doesn't quite match the other two in terms of performance.

    The e-Tron GT and EQS are better cars than the Model S, even if the Model S is the easiest to live with. You should go for the EQS if you want the most comfortable and tech-savvy experience, but you should go for the Audi if you want to enjoy a more dynamic driving experience with superior exterior design.

    Tesla Model S - The pioneer in this segment - $90,000 MSRP

    Gone are the days when the Model S was the most advanced car on the market, as it seems to fall short compared to the latest EV sedans on the market. Even though Tesla is doing its best to update the Model S and make it more luxurious and futuristic, both the interior and exterior design are starting to feel a bit dated.

    Either way, the Tesla Model S is better than the other two if you want rocket-like straight-line performance, as the 1000hp Tesla Model S Plaid Edition is the second fastest production vehicle in automotive history.

    Tesla also has some advantages because it can take advantage of Tesla's well-developed charging infrastructure. The range of the Model S is between the e-Tron GT and the EQS. The build quality and level of refinement don't come close to the e-Tron and EQS.

    All in all, the Model S is still a competitive sedan, but it just can't compete with the latest electric cars on the market.

    Mercedes Benz EQS - The most luxurious electric vehicle on the market - $103,000 MSRP

    Mercedes took some time before they launched the EQS because they wanted to outfit it with everything they've got, and it seems like they did. The EQS features a variety of futuristic technology solutions such as the much-discussed "Hyperscreen" and a number of clever software solutions.

    The EQS is big from almost every angle, which means it's not a sports car and it was never intended by Mercedes to be. It's one of the most luxurious and comfortable cars out there, not just in terms of the electric car segment.

    Build quality is on a different level compared to the Model S, as is interior insulation and ride quality. The car also features a clever all-wheel steering system that practically shortens the car's wheelbase to make it as maneuverable as possible.

    The EQS also holds the current record for the longest range on a single battery charge: it manages 441 kilometers without a stop. All in all, the EQS is the best electric vehicle money can buy if you're looking for comfort and luxury.

    Audi e-Tron GT - A great all-rounder - $102,400

    Audi is a brand known for building great all-around luxury cars that offer both luxury and performance, and the e-Tron GT is just that. The e-Tron GT initially seems to have been the best-received thing design-wise, while the EQS is the most talked about of the three.

    The interior of the e-Tron GT looks like the interior of most Audi models, which is both good and bad. The good thing about it is that it's not overdone and exudes quality. Inside the e-Tron, you'll find buttons that are difficult to press, and that can't be said of the other two models.

    The interior of the e-Tron GT looks like the interior of most Audi models, which is both good and bad. The good thing about it is that it's not overdone and exudes quality. Inside the e-Tron, you'll find buttons that are difficult to press, and that can't be said of the other two models.

    Nevertheless, buying an EV in 2021 makes sense when you can fully use the platform, i.e. when you are able to charge the car every day. If you can't do that or regularly drive hundreds of kilometers, you should avoid an electric car for the time being.

    Is the Porsche Taycan better than the EQS, e-Tron GT, and Model S?

    The Porsche Taycan is very similar to the e-Tron GT, meaning the two are quite similar. However, the Taycan offers more, both in terms of technology and speed. Porsche makes some of the best sports cars in the world and the Taycan is one of them.

    It's safe to say that the Taycan is a sportier experience, but it falls short of the Tesla in comfort and the EQS in luxury.

    Are electric SUVs better than electric sedans?

    That depends on your perspective, as that will probably be the determining factor when it comes to which electric vehicle you like best. SUVs are indeed more practical and clutter-free, but they're heavier than sedans, and that's a major disadvantage considering EVs are heavy, even as small hatchbacks.

    As such, sedans typically offer a longer range and a quieter interior with better materials and a much more dynamic driving experience.

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