By: April Carson
After a lot of buzz and anticipation, the Mercedes EQS is here. While the Vision EQS concept may be called a let-down from an aesthetic standpoint, the reality is that it still offers excellent range and technology - as well as tremendous performance in AMG form.
But in the end, Mercedes wants it to be an electric S-Class. So how does it stack up when compared to other luxury vehicles? Throttle House decided to find out for itself.
When it comes to electric vehicles, many car companies - including Mercedes - are looking to the future. But when it comes to this epic test between the EQS and Tesla Model S, Throttle House wants you to know one thing: The Mercedes is still a fantastic luxury vehicle that's just as well-equipped in its own way.
Throttle House's James and Thomas were both taken with the EQS' technology, but they agreed that quietness and comfort are more important criteria when evaluating a vehicle's luxury. Both felt there was a lot of road noise while driving on the highway, yet the ride was pleasant.
The brakes could be improved, as the EQS' 5,800 pound weight makes going around corners at speed a somewhat nerve-racking experience. The power delivery and turning radius are excellent features, however.
Overall, the EQS is comfortable even if it's not luxury car quiet. It's a pure electric vehicle that may force its peers to get creative with their own designs.
The EQS has a low drag coefficient, which is great for runners. However, they are not fans of the proportions and shape on the outside. Merc clearly prioritized a low drag coefficient over style when it came to the Hyperscreen.
The rear seats in the EQS are rather ordinary. They're too hard and short, and there's not enough head room for people over six feet tall. Overall, they thought the inside was of good quality, with outstanding materials and workmanship.
Electric luxury cars, according to Throttle House, are the future. The EQS falls short in numerous areas, however electric luxury vehicles are unquestionably the way forward. The EQS may be the ideal luxurious vehicle with greater rear comfort and less road noise and presence. Its interior was good quality, yet there were some issues.
The 'hyperscreen' isn't what you'd expect it to be as an electric S-class. The instrument panel is now digital with the exception of a single analogue tacho. The graphics are great, but they're just too far out for Throttle House's liking. The EQS's digital instrument panel is something that can be found throughout the Mercedes-Benz line up.
If you're looking for a car with an engaging driving experience, the EQS may not be for you though. Throttle House could not fully comprehend its performance due to lack of proper equipment. Throttle House could only assume it would possess the same groovy drive of the Nissan Leaf.
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April Carson is the daughter of Billy Carson. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Jacksonville University, where she was also on the Women's Basketball team. She now has a successful clothing company that specializes in organic baby clothes and other items. Take a look at their most popular fall fashions on bossbabymav.com
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