Mercedes EQS Vs Tesla Mannequin S Vs Lucid Air: In contrast

The marketplace for govt all-electric vehicles just lately expanded and have become rather more aggressive because the Tesla Mannequin S quickly will likely be joined by the Lucid Air and Mercedes-Benz EQS. On the high-end facet, there may be additionally Porsche Taycan (and its Audi e-tron GT by-product), however it’s extra sporty oriented.

The query is how the Mercedes-Benz EQS compares to the opposite EVs. The just lately launched provide has shocked many fans because the EQS begin at $102,310 (+$1,050 DST) or $95,860 together with the federal tax credit score, which makes it well-positioned towards typical S-Class, which begins at $109,800 (+$1,050 DST).

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ Exterior Front Quarter

Mercedes-Benz EQS

2021 Tesla Model S

Tesla Mannequin S

The EQS is a luxurious electrical automobile, with out a lot give attention to efficiency. The automobile is fast however not “Plaid” fast by any means, so we are going to examine it to the Lengthy Vary AWD model of the Tesla Mannequin S. Tesla is just not a luxurious automobile, however it may be thought-about premium.

It is anticipated that the EQS will get an analogous or possibly even a barely higher EPA vary (above 400 miles) than the Mannequin S. It ought to, because it has noticeably larger battery.

There’s a big energy disproportion between the 2 (385 kW vs virtually 500 kW), which interprets to slower acceleration and decrease high velocity.

Pricewise, the EQS is a 3rd dearer. You possibly can go down from EQS 580 4MATIC to the rear-wheel-drive EQS 450+ to avoid wasting money (about $17,000), however it is going to then have even much less energy and will likely be far off from the Tesla Mannequin S.

In different phrases, the EQS matches the Tesla vary, however as a substitute of the ultra-performance, affords extra luxurious, however at the next worth. Tesla advantages from its Supercharging community to supply a extra premium quick charging expertise, Mercedes-Benz then again has its model that pulls lots of prospects.

EV Comparability Facet-by-Facet by InsideEVs
Mannequin 2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC (AWD; 21″)
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2021 Tesla Mannequin S Lengthy Vary (AWD) 19″
[B]
Drive AWD   AWD
Battery 115 kWh* 15{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 100 kWh*
EPA Vary
Mixed in all probability greater than 400 miles
as much as 784 km (487 miles) of WLTP vary
  405 mi
(652 km)
Metropolis     420 mi
(676 km)
Freeway     387.7 mi
(624 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 4.1 s 32.3{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 3.1 s
High velocity 130 mph
(209 km/h)
-16.1{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 155 mph
(249 km/h)
Peak energy 385 kW -22.8{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 499 kW
EPA Power Consumption (together with charging losses)
Mixed     120 MPGe: 281 Wh/mi (175 Wh/km)
Metropolis     124 MPGe: 272 Wh/mi (169 Wh/km)
Freeway     115 MPGe: 293 Wh/mi (182 Wh/km)
Costs
MSRP $119,110 32.4{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} $89,990
Dest. Cost +$1,050   +$1,200
Tax Credit score $7,500   N/A
Efficient Value $112,660 23.5{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} $91,190
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ Exterior Front Quarter

Mercedes-Benz EQS

Lucid Air Dream Edition

Lucid Air

The comparability with the Lucid Air is much more fascinating, as the 2 each purpose on the luxurious phase. Within the case of Lucid, it may be extra technologically oriented in comparison with the extra conservative Mercedes-Benz method.

As within the case of any start-up, Lucid has no selection however to supply a greater product in comparison with established producers. When it comes to vary and efficiency (energy, acceleration, high velocity), that is precisely what we see, though not all the info is on the market but.

The benefit of the Mercedes-Benz EQS is the worth, which is noticeably decrease than the Lucid Air Grand Touring (the full-reserved Dream Version model are much more costly at $169,000). It is essential and comes on high of the established gross sales/service community that Mercedes-Benz has.

We really feel that this means Lucid Air comes a bit of too late and should compete proper from the start within the luxurious phase. It could be higher to have launched the automobile a couple of years earlier, as initially deliberate, however it was not doable till traders stepped in.

Anyway, inexpensive Lucid Airs are additionally within the pipeline, so this will likely be a real battle.

EV Comparability Facet-by-Facet by InsideEVs
Mannequin 2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC (AWD; 21″)
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (21″)
[B]
Drive AWD   AWD
Battery 115 kWh* 1.8{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 113 kWh*
EPA Vary
Mixed in all probability greater than 400 miles
as much as 784 km (487 miles) of WLTP vary
  469 mi
(755 km)
Metropolis     466.2 mi
(750 km)
Freeway     472.2 mi
(760 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 4.1 s 36.7{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 3 s
High velocity 130 mph
(209 km/h)
-22.6{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 168 mph
(270 km/h)
Peak energy 385 kW -35.4{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 596 kW
EPA Power Consumption (together with charging losses)
Mixed     121 MPGe: 279 Wh/mi (173 Wh/km)
Metropolis     121 MPGe: 279 Wh/mi (173 Wh/km)
Freeway     122 MPGe: 276 Wh/mi (172 Wh/km)
Costs
MSRP $119,110 -14.3{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} $139,000
Dest. Cost +$1,050   +$1,500
Tax Credit score $7,500   $7,500
Efficient Value $112,660 -15.3{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} $133,000

Only for the sake of reference, right here is the highest EQS put towards the highest Lucid Air:

EV Comparability Facet-by-Facet by InsideEVs
Mannequin 2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC (AWD; 21″)
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Vary (21″)
[B]
Drive AWD   AWD
Battery 115 kWh* 1.8{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 113 kWh
EPA Vary
Mixed in all probability greater than 400 miles
as much as 784 km (487 miles) of WLTP vary
  481 mi
(774 km)
Metropolis     478.2 mi
(769 km)
Freeway     485.3 mi
(781 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 4.1 s 51.9{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 2.7 s
High velocity 130 mph
(209 km/h)
-22.6{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 168 mph
(270 km/h)
Peak energy 385 kW -44.6{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} 695 kW
EPA Power Consumption (together with charging losses)
Mixed     116 MPGe: 291 Wh/mi (181 Wh/km)
Metropolis     115 MPGe: 293 Wh/mi (182 Wh/km)
Freeway     117 MPGe: 288 Wh/mi (179 Wh/km)
Costs
MSRP $119,110 -29.5{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} $169,000
Dest. Cost +$1,050   +$1,500
Tax Credit score $7,500   $7,500
Efficient Value $112,660 -30.9{932d8cc0ad348a987a02ed4b38d63b5e1638a3275af95e56a5c772e4e9f57fcb} $163,000
Mannequin Base Value Dest. Cost Tax Credit score Efficient Value
2022 Audi e-tron GT quattro $99,900 +$1,045 $7,500 $93,445
2022 Audi RS e-tron GT quattro $139,900 +$1,045 $7,500 $133,445
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Efficiency (19″) $169,000 +$1,500 $7,500 $163,000
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Efficiency (21″) $169,000 +$1,500 $7,500 $163,000
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Vary (19″) $169,000 +$1,500 $7,500 $163,000
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Vary (21″) $169,000 +$1,500 $7,500 $163,000
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (19″) $139,000 +$1,500 $7,500 $133,000
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (21″) $139,000 +$1,500 $7,500 $133,000
2022 Mercedes EQS 450+ (RWD; 20″) $102,310 +$1,050 $7,500 $95,860
2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC (AWD; 21″) $119,110 +$1,050 $7,500 $112,660
2021 Porsche Taycan (79 kWh) $79,900 +$1,350 $7,500 $73,750
2021 Porsche Taycan (93 kWh) $85,680 +$1,350 $7,500 $79,530
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S (79 kWh) $103,800 +$1,350 $7,500 $97,650
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S (93 kWh) $109,370 +$1,350 $7,500 $103,220
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo (93 kWh) $150,900 +$1,350 $7,500 $144,750
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S (93 kWh) $185,000 +$1,350 $7,500 $178,850
2021 Tesla Mannequin S Lengthy Vary (AWD) 19″ $89,990 +$1,200 N/A $91,190
2021 Tesla Mannequin S Plaid 19″ $129,990 +$1,200 N/A $131,190
Mannequin Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Vary
0-60
mph
(sec)
High
Velocity
2022 Audi e-tron GT quattro AWD 93.4 238 mi*
(383 km)
3.9 152 mph
(245 km/h)
2022 Audi RS e-tron GT quattro AWD 93.4 232 mi*
(373 km)
3.1 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Efficiency (19″) AWD 113 471 mi
(758 km)
2.5 168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Efficiency (21″) AWD 113 451 mi
(726 km)
2.5 168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Vary (19″) AWD 113 520 mi
(837 km)
2.7 168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Version Vary (21″) AWD 113 481 mi
(774 km)
2.7 168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (19″) AWD 113* 516 mi
(830 km)
3.0 168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (21″) AWD 113* 469 mi
(755 km)
3.0 168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Mercedes EQS 450+ (RWD; 20″) RWD 115*   5.5 130 mph
(209 km/h)
2022 Mercedes EQS 580 4MATIC (AWD; 21″) AWD 115*   4.1 130 mph
(209 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan (79 kWh) RWD 79.2 200 mi
(322 km)
5.1 143 mph
(230 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan (93 kWh) RWD 93.4 225 mi
(362 km)
5.1 143 mph
(230 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S (79 kWh) AWD 79.2 199 mi
(320 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S (93 kWh) AWD 93.4 227 mi
(365 km)
3.8 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo (93 kWh) AWD 93.4 212 mi
(341 km)
3.0 161 mph
(259 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S (93 kWh) AWD 93.4 201 mi
(323 km)
2.6 161 mph
(259 km/h)
2021 Tesla Mannequin S Lengthy Vary (AWD) 19″ AWD 100* 405 mi
(652 km)
3.1 155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Tesla Mannequin S Plaid 19″ AWD 100* 396 mi*
(637 km)
1.99* 200 mph
(322 km/h)

* estimated/unofficial values