[VIDEO] BMW i7 Challenges Mercedes EQS in Electric Showdown

For decades, the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series have fought for supremacy in the luxury car market. Mercedes has generally come out top in sales charts and journalistic comparison studies. Mercedes has perfected the S-Class formula over several decades, making it nearly incomparable. Yet now that each brand has energized itself in its distinctive way, they both have a new perspective on the market. How do they contrast now that the BMW i7 and Mercedes EQS are involved?

Rory Reid compares the two vehicles in this brand-new Auto Trader UK video to determine which is superior. It is fascinating to examine the two quite different approaches each business used to develop its cars and determine which path is best. BMW decided to create an electric version of the 7 Series for the i7. So, while being entirely electric, the BMW i7 has a traditional automobile chassis with 7 Series versions powered by gasoline. It is identical to its 7 Series sibling, save for the powerplant. There is currently only one variant, the BMW i7 xDrive60, with dual electric motors and a 101.7 kWh battery producing 536 horsepower and 549 lb-ft of torque.

The Mercedes EQS is not the same as the gas-powered S-Class, even though it is officially an electric S-Class. In reality, the car is built on a bespoke electric platform, making it better suited for electric vehicle use. For this test, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53, boasting 751 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque, was the model of choice. Hence, it ought to be faster than the BMW i7. And it reaches 60 mph in 3.4 seconds instead of 4.5 seconds for the i7. But which car is better?

Also, the EQS has a greater range, is quieter inside, and is superior to driving, according to Reid. But, the BMW i7 is superior for passengers in the back seat due to its more remarkable luxury technology, more comfortable ride, and probably better-looking design (neither car is particularly good-looking). So which automobile is the best? Despite being both excellent electric luxury sedans, Reid has difficulty deciding between the two vehicles.

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