Genesis Electrified G80, Mercedes EQE: electricity, test, engine, price

Genesis Electrified G80, Mercedes EQE: electricity, test, engine, price


In 2021, Hyundai’s flagship Genesis came to Germany. In the spring of 2022, the brand launched its G80 electric sedan. A handsome man, elegantly dressed and full of electricity, glided towards us. Now it is clear: something can do something.

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The G80 gives you a premium feel from the first few meters, drives well, brings a lot of luxury and equipment with it, and of course it’s not cheap either. So we see it in a comparison test with Mercedes. EQE, which is also brand new, is at home in this league. It also applies to him that he is expensive, good, fast and good.
Genesis Electrified G80

Mercedes’ strong competitor: the Genesis G80 is immediately pleasing with its sense of luxury class, it also drives very well.


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.

Mercedes EQE 350+ Genesis Electrified G80

In our test, the G80 covered 410 km and the EQE managed 400 km. According to the WLTP, it should be more.


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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v. 245/45 R 19, h. 275/40 R 19 Y

v. 8.5×19″, h. 9.5×19″

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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.

Mercedes EQE 350+

Benz’s high marks: The EQE drives almost silently and spoils its passengers with an almost flawless suspension.


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.

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Genesis Electrified G80 vs. Mercedes EQE 350+