2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS vs. Tesla Model S: EV Spec Check


2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS vs. Tesla Model S: EV Spec Check

The Tesla Model S has yet to face a real challenge from another automaker … until now. Contenders such as the Lucid Air and Mercedes EQS are due to hit customers’ driveways in the coming months, and both of these EVs are looking to steal a piece from the flagship electric sedan pie the Tesla Model S has practically had all to itself. Arguably, it’s the Mercedes that interests us just a wee bit more. That’s no knock on the Lucid sedan, which looks great and promises to pack a real punch. Nevertheless, we’ve yet to see Lucid produce a truly saleable car. Mercedes, on the other hand, has been doing so for more than a century. Read on to see how the 2022 Mercedes EQS stacks up against the Tesla Model S.

The EQS uses Mercedes’ new EVA2 architecture. Available in rear-drive EQS450+ and all-wheel-drive EQS580 4Matic guises, all EQS models will initially rely on a 108-kWh battery pack, with a smaller 90-kWh unit possibly coming along at a later date.

The EQS450+ packs 329 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, whereas the 580+ generates a combined 516 hp and 611 lb-ft of torque from its two electric motors (one at each axle). Mercedes says the 580+ can go from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds. According to the WLTP test cycle, the Mercedes-Benz EQS offers up to 478 miles of range, which may be adjusted to under 400 miles by America’s EPA cycle. For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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