Spec comparison: Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Vs Porsche Taycan Turbo
The EV segment in India is picking good pace and luxury car makers now too have dipped their hands in now. Porsche unveiled the Porsche Taycan series last year and now Mercedes has bought the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 to make things interesting. These 2 are the hardcore variants of the regular Taycan and EQS, respectively. Let's take a look at what these fast electric sedans have to offer.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Vs Porsche Taycan Turbo: Design and Dimensions
The longest electric car currently offered in India is the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 at 3210mm while the Porsche Taycn is a mere 2900mm. Its wheelbase exceeds that of the Porsche Taycan by over a foot. The Taycan, on the other hand, has the sportier look and is wider and lower.
The Mercedes is undoubtedly the more luxurious one in terms of looks. The sleek flowing design and aggressive fake grille which is further accentuated by some really stunning set of headlights really do stand out. The Porsche on the other hand is quite Porsche-like. It looks neat and very picturesque from any angle.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Vs Porsche Taycan Turbo: Battery and Performance
Both sedans have dual-motor AWD drivetrains, however, the Taycan Turbo S is quicker and provides greater performance. In India, Mercedes comes standard with the Dynamic Package on the AMG EQS 53.
The Merc does have a bigger battery capacity at 107.8kWh compared to the Porsche's 93.4kWh. The EQS 53 produces 761PS which is on par with Taycan in overboost, but is 30 Nm shy of the Porsche's 1050Nm of torque. 0 to 100 kmph in the Taycan is 2.8 seconds while the EQS will do the same in 3.4 seconds.
The Taycan falls short in the range department as it on does 420 km on a full charge while the Mercedes can do 586km.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Vs Porsche Taycan Turbo: Interiors and Features
AMG has spruced up its version of the electric sedan to visually differentiate from the standard EQS. The visual treatment has been done to maintain the low-drag figure with the functional gloss black splitter and side fins. There is a gloss black side sill and air intakes that aero-shield the front wheels. There is a rear diffuser as well as a larger rear spoiler, again for more aero efficiency while 21 or 22-inch alloys are available in aero-optimised designs
On the inside, the full-width 56-inch hyperscreen continues to be the focal point but now gets AMG-specific graphics and information. There are AMG-specific seats, steering wheel and pedals while the interior is done up in leather and micro-fibre highlights.
The insides of the Taycan also put a new spin on the classic Porsche look. The layout is similar to other new Porsches but most of the physical buttons and dials have been replaced by screens. The instrument cluster is 16.3-inch, curved, free-standing and with no analogue rev-counter, although the five-pod look remains. The infotainment is a similar 12.3-inch unit from other Porsches but the buttons on the central tunnel have been replaced by a screen. Both these work in conjunction to control most of the car's convenience and assistance systems. Uniquely, an optional screen is available for the front passenger too. There is a blue-tinged theme to the whole layout, and the four seats are done up using eco-friendly materials.
Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Vs Porsche Taycan Turbo: Price
The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 is priced at Rs 2.45 crore and the Porsche Taycan Turbo is priced at Rs 2.33 crore.