Jo Borrás and I’ve revived our EV Bracket Battle Event, and the matchup we have been on at the moment was the BMW i7 versus the Mercedes EQS. These are two large luxurious sedans from historic German automakers, however they’re really fairly completely different. Jo and I talk about the variations in exterior styling, inside design, touchscreens and UI, and driving really feel.
Within the textual content beneath, I’ll solely contact on the subjects we mentioned. Hearken to the next video to get the complete story — historic notes, refined components of the 2 automobiles, jokes, and extra.
To begin with, concerning the frontends of the automobiles, Jo gave us a little bit of a historical past lesson on BMW’s well-known kidney grilles, in addition to how they developed within the Nineties and into the 2000s. It was attention-grabbing, however on the finish of the day, I nonetheless assume BMW’s at the moment big indignant beaver grilles are hideous — and I assumed everybody did. So, I used to be a bit shocked when it turned out that Jo thinks the “waterfall grille” (definitely a way more interesting nickname) is engaging. You must hear in for the complete clarification.
We each agreed that the Mercedes EQS has an excellent glossy and opulent look to it. Making a judgement on the Mercedes method to a novel electrical response to the grille space is tough. I’ve a tough time forming a transparent opinion on it. Although, one factor I undoubtedly like about it’s that it stands out — it tells folks that that is an electrical Mercedes. Although, there are different points to it that we like as effectively, particularly one thing Jo identified, the flashy and enjoyable approach that it may well mild up at evening.
I do love that.
So far as the inside design, there was lots to say. Mercedes and BMW have taken fairly completely different approaches to their interiors, with Mercedes working the tech into the automobile a bit extra easily and BMW taking a bit of extra of a Tesla-like method of sticking the tech screens onto the sprint. After which there are these plastic crystal door knobs….
Total, throughout the board, the Mercedes EQS appears extraordinarily luxurious — the cream of the crop, together with the Lucid Air, in that regard. That even extends into the texture of the drive. BMW’s electrical automobiles appear someplace in between Tesla automobiles and Mercedes automobiles in that regard — and it’s exhausting to inform whether it is actually succeeding in its method to find a good market, or if it’s caught someplace in automotive limbo.
For far more about these automobiles and our ideas on them, watch the complete video above!
Mercedes EQS Pics
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