At the register, Genesis wins
For 69,200 euros there is a Genesis G80 with a 370 hp electric motor source. The 82.7 kWh battery pack should help it achieve a range of 520 km, which has been confirmed by the test bench. Mercedes promises to get a range of up to 618 kilometers from the EQE cells. But the Stuttgart electric car is a little weaker (292 hp) and almost 1500 euros more expensive – it is available with a rear-wheel drive for a base price of no less than 70,627 euros.
Both break their various promises
However, like almost all electric cars, both models are very promising. In practice, the Genesis only manages a range of 410 km, the EQE has a maximum range of 400 km. However, the Genesis then gets a head start when it comes to reloading. It can be charged up to 240 kW of power (direct current), while the EQE can only handle a charging capacity of 170 kW. In practice, this means that the G80 manages the “basic charge” in 22 minutes, while the EQE completes the refueling of the batteries from 10 to 80 percent of their capacity in 32 minutes.
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test car tires
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v. 245/45 R 19, h. 275/40 R 19 Y
v. 8.5×19″, h. 9.5×19″
Now for the practical part. Unfortunately, both sedans knew it well. A wonderfully calm, elegant and confident performance here and there. Mercedes, for example, looks very refined in all driving areas. Its range includes good maneuverability, juicy power development when the accelerator pedal is pressed down and excellent, intelligently controlled acceleration.
The EQE is pleasant and very comfortable to drive
In addition, the suspension works almost flawlessly. Only on pronounced bumps where the rear raises up in anger (after a deep deviation), otherwise the EQE deserves a high score. This is matched by almost silent driving noise and a well-organized interior. Here the driver benefits from the reliable and intelligent voice control of the MBUX system, which no other car brand can do better at the moment.
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Average test cycle of 155 km (deviation from WLTP specifications)
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In Genesis it feels and according to our measurement data things are moving a little faster. The G80 helps keep weight down with a significant increase in performance. On the other hand, Genesis does not break as clearly and efficiently as Mercedes. The low noise level and straight-line stability are great for this – the car zips along the road at high speeds with incredible quietness without the driver constantly having to intervene to correct it.
All in all, the following applies to both electric sedans: a modern driving experience meets excellent driving performance and a high level of safety. Class! You can find more information about the test in the photo gallery.