2022 Mercedes-EQ EQS
Motor Trend|November 2021
Look elsewhere for a Tesla competitor.
Alexander Stoklosa

You may wonder if Mercedes’ new EQS electric luxury sedan is a Tesla wannabe with a three-pointed star on the nose. Nope. It’s not.

See, Mercedes has existed in some form or another since 1883. Tesla was founded in 2003 and only started producing mainstream EVs about a decade ago. With that extra century under its belt, Mercedes’ reputation precedes it—one that doesn’t include gimmicks like horns that make fart noises or apologists ready to defend any missteps on Twitter.

It’s old money versus new money, and the 2022 EQS puts this on stark display, masterfully leveraging its quiet, swift electric powertrain and technology to deliver a superior luxury experience to any Tesla.

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