Tesla Mannequin S vs. E-Tron GT, Lucid Air, Mercedes EQS and Taycan: Luxurious EVs in contrast

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is the latest (and largest) member of the rising class of luxurious electrical sedans.


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The all-electric sport sedan wars are heating up. Tesla could have been the unique disruptor, however Porsche got here to bat with the beautiful Taycan and Lucid is throwing the Air into the mix as nicely. The newest gamers on this house are Audi’s E-Tron GT — which shares lots of its underpinnings with the aforementioned Taycan — and Mercedes-Benz’s new all-electric flagship, the EQS

For this comparability we’ll talk about the Tesla Model S Long Range, Model S PlaidPorsche Taycan, Taycan with the Efficiency Battery Pack, Taycan 4S, Taycan 4S with the Efficiency Battery Pack, Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S. We’ll deliver the highest three trims of the Lucid Air on board after we discuss energy, efficiency and worth, since every is fairly distinct and we’ll depart the bottom Lucid Air mannequin out as specs should not presently out there. For the Audi, we’ll discuss the usual GT in addition to the RS E-Tron GT. Lastly, the single-motor EQS450 and dual-motor EQS580 4Matic fashions enter the fray representing Mercedes-Benz.

Dimensions

At 205.4 inches from bumper-to-bumper, the EQS is the longest mannequin on this roundup by an extended shot — the remaining all measure round 196 inches. The Merc’s 59.5-inch roof rises over 4 inches taller than the following competitor, the Lucid Air. Curiously, the Mercedes is the narrowest of the bunch, at 75.8 inches, about an inch narrower than the category common.

Sizing these fashions up internally is not as clear minimize, since most do not present inside dimensions or passenger quantity. A superb rule of thumb is {that a} longer wheelbase means extra legroom for passengers, which bodes nicely for the EQS’ 126.4-inch stretch, which is sort of 10 inches longer than its rivals. That stated, most of those automakers declare some type of enhancement to inside quantity versus a comparable combustion-powered sedan.

Lucid claims that the Air has “the biggest frunk of any electrical automotive thus far and unbelievable bilevel storage capabilities in each entrance and rear compartments,” however almost all have some type of under-hood entrance trunk (Mercedes would not). On the rear, most use a liftback design, however have some discrete trunks, additional complicating this comparability.

Exterior dimensions

Size Width Peak Wheelbase
Audi E-Tron GT 196.4 in 77.3 in 55.6 in 114.2 in
Lucid Air 195.9 in 76.3 in 55.9 in 116.5 in
Mercedes-Benz EQS 205.4 in 75.8 in 59.5 in 126.4 in
Porsche Taycan 195.4 in 77.4 in 54.3 in 114.2 in
Tesla Mannequin S 195.7 in 77.3 in 56.9 in 116.5 in

Powertrain

All three of those EVs are pushing out lots of vary. Lucid was the primary to interrupt the 500-mile barrier with the Air Grand Touring. The Porsche up to now has the shortest EPA estimated vary at simply 227 for the Taycan 4S with the Efficiency Battery — shorter even than its platform-mate, the E-Tron GT. That stated, Porsche’s numbers are a bit conservative in our testing; Roadshow’s personal Steven Ewing reviews the Taycan can go a lot farther
 than its EPA numbers recommend. Ewing estimates a real-world vary of round 250 miles for the Taycan Turbo and even more for the base car.

The EQS hasn’t but accomplished EPA testing, however Mercedes’ preliminary estimates put its flagship at round 478 miles on the way more lenient European WLTP cycle — probably due to its large battery pack. We anticipate that quantity will shrink throughout EPA testing, however for this around the EQS will get an enormous TBD.

Evaluating cost occasions could be a little tough as producers decide to explain the parameters in a different way. Since charging occasions aren’t linear, it is robust to only “do the mathematics” to make all parameters equal. Lucid says the Air can get 300 miles of vary in 20 minutes of charging. The EQS DC quick costs from 10% to 80% in 35 minutes, the Mannequin S will get an 80% cost in half-hour, whereas the Audi E-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan can go from 5% to 80% capability in 22.5 minutes.

Battery and vary

Battery dimension Vary
Audi E-Tron GT 93.4 kWh 238 miles
Audi RS E-Tron GT 93.4 kWh 232 miles
Lucid Air Touring TBD 406 miles
Lucid Air Grand Touring 113.0 kWh 517 miles
Lucid Air Dream Version 113.0 kWh 503 miles
Mercedes-Benz EQS450 107.8 kWh TBD
Mercedes-Benz EQS580 4Matic 107.8 kWh TBD
Porsche Taycan 79.2 kWh 200 miles
Porsche Taycan PBP 93.4 kWh 225 miles
Porsche Taycan 4S 79.2 kWh 199 miles
Porsche Taycan 4S PBP 93.4 kWh 227 miles
Porsche Taycan Turbo 93.4 kWh 201 miles
Porsche Taycan Turbo S 93.4 kWh 192 miles
Tesla Mannequin S Lengthy Vary 100.0 kWh 412 miles
Tesla Mannequin S Plaid 100.0 kWh 390 miles

Efficiency

Lucid and Tesla provide critically fast quarter-mile occasions; the 2 ought to be fairly fierce in the event that they ever get to a drag strip. It appears to be like just like the Lucid cannot match the Mannequin S from 0 to 60 mph, nevertheless, with Tesla saying the Plaid can do the deed in 2 seconds. Since Audi and Porsche share a battery and structure, you may discover some similarities between the E-Tron GT and Taycan specs. Mentioning the rear is the posh centered EQS — no shock, it is the biggest and certain the heaviest sedan right here — sprinting to 60 mph in a nonetheless very respectable 4.1 seconds in its dual-motor spec.

Up till now, Lucid took prime honors in a lot of these classes. However by no means doubt Tesla’s capability to excel in a numbers combat. 

Efficiency

Max energy Max torque 0-60 mph Prime velocity
Audi E-Tron GT 522 hp 472 lb-ft 3.9 sec 152 mph
Audi RS E-Tron GT 637 hp 612 lb-ft 3.1 sec 155 mph
Lucid Air Touring 620 hp TBD 3.5 sec 155 mph
Lucid Air Grand Touring 800 hp TBD 3.0 sec 168 mph
Lucid Air Dream Version 1,080 hp TBD 2.3 sec 168 mph
Mercedes-Benz EQS450 329 hp 406 lb-ft 5.5 sec 130 mph
Mercedes-Benz EQS580 4Matic 516 hp 611 lb-ft 4.1 sec 130 mph
Porsche Taycan 402 hp 254 lb-ft 5.1 sec 143 mph
Porsche Taycan PBP 469 hp 263 lb-ft 5.1 sec 143 mph
Porsche Taycan 4S 522 hp 472 lb-ft 3.8 sec 155 mph
Porsche Taycan 4S PBP 562 hp 479 lb-ft 3.8 sec 155 mph
Porsche Taycan Turbo 670 hp 626 lb-ft 3.0 sec 161 mph
Porsche Taycan Turbo S 750 hp 774 lb-ft 2.6 sec 161 mph
Tesla Mannequin S Lengthy Vary 417 hp (est.) 485 lb-ft (est.) 3.7 sec 155 mph
Tesla Mannequin S Plaid 1,020 hp N/A 2.0 sec 200 mph

Tech

Mercedes’ suite of superior driver help methods, up to now, appears to be like so much like the nice tech we have come to anticipate within the gasoline-powered Benz steady. The EQS stands aside from its predecessors and the remainder of this class with its out there MBUX Hyperscreen, three large digital shows that merge collectively beneath a single, 58-inch large curved glass panel. 

We have not had an opportunity to drive the brand new Lucid Air, however the firm says the automotive will launch with Level 2 driver-assistance tech. Tesla’s Autopilot and Full-Self Driving applied sciences are nonetheless very a lot hands-on methods, regardless of what the names recommend. Tesla’s tech could information drivers round curves within the highway, however they have to maintain their fingers on the wheel and stay alert always. Porsche, in the meantime, presents its InnoDrive tech for the Taycan, which bundles adaptive cruise management with lane-keeping help, similar to the Tesla. Audi will deliver a lot of acquainted applied sciences to the occasion, together with its 12.3-inch Digital Cockpit and MMI Contact Response infotainment system. Count on a full suite of driver-assistance tech, too.

Value

Pricing for the brand new Mercedes-Benz flagship EQS has not but been introduced, however we anticipate it’s going to be costly contemplating the caliber of its competitors. Lucid desires $77,400 of your hard-earned {dollars} for the bottom Air Pure — not together with out there incentives — and the corporate has but to disclose its vacation spot cost. That quantity goes up, approach up, for the Dream Version, which is available in at a whopping $169,000. The Taycan begins at $81,250 together with $1,350 for vacation spot. Each model of the Mannequin S is a cut price in comparison with the others.

Pricing

Base worth Vacation spot cost
Audi E-Tron GT Premium Plus $99,900 TBD
Audi E-Tron GT Status $107,100 TBD
Audi RS E-Tron GT $139,900 TBD
Lucid Air Pure $77,400 TBD
Lucid Air Touring $95,000 TBD
Lucid Air Grand Touring $139,000 TBD
Lucid Air Dream Version $169,000 TBD
Mercedes-Benz EQS450 TBD TBD
Mercedes-Benz EQS580 4Matic TBD TBD
Porsche Taycan $79,900 $1,350
Porsche Taycan PBP $85,680 $1,350
Porsche Taycan 4S $103,800 $1,350
Porsche Taycan 4S PBP $109,370 $1,350
Porsche Taycan Turbo $150,900 $1,350
Porsche Taycan Turbo S $185,000 $1,350
Tesla Mannequin S Lengthy Vary $79,990 $1,200
Tesla Mannequin S Plaid $119,990 $1,200

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