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Drag race: Mercedes EQS vs Audi e-tron GT vs Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S

August 14, 2021 by

The competition amongst electric saloons is really beginning to heat up these days, so naturally, we’re pitting the best of them out there together in today’s drag race.

Here we have a fresh-off-the-press Mercedes EQS, a relatively new challenger in the Audi e-tron GT, the Porsche Taycan and the long-standing class leader in the Tesla Model S.

How will they stack up against each other in today’s video, then? Well, let’s start with the numbers.

This Mercedes EQS is the entry-level 450+ version. It’s equipped with a single electric motor on the rear axle, producing 329hp and 568Nm of torque. It’s a bit heavy though, thanks to a massive 108kWh battery, tipping the scales at 2,480kg.

Next to that is the Audi e-tron GT with two electric motors, one on each axle, with 523hp and 640Nm of torque on tap. It’s lighter than the EQS too, coming in at 2,276kg.

Representing the Porsche Taycan is a 4S equipped with the performance battery plus option. That too uses two electric motors and produces even more power at 571hp and 650Nm. Weight is down further still here at 2,220kg.

Rounding out the competition is the Tesla Model S 100D. Just like the Audi and Porsche, it has two electric motors with one on either axle but is more powerful than both with 605hp and 687Nm of torque. It’s heavier than those two though at 2,290kg, though that’s still some way off the EQS.

So then, it’s down on performance but can the Mercedes EQS pull an against-the-odds win off? Or will it be one of the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive cars that will charge to victory? You’ll need to watch to find out…

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