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Are there any EQS owners out there who switched from a Tesla? If so, I would love to hear your experience. How do you like the car generally, and, most importantly, since the car here comes with no charging cable, what have you done for that?
 

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Hello - I switched from a Model S, and still have a Y performance. I am having a few issues with the EQS which I’ll post separately but here are my observations.

looks: I think the EQS looks way better in person than in pictures, I do have the AMG exterior styling which looks great. Also it is well built, my S had many panel gaps which I forgave, the EQS is flawless in that respect.

interior: it’s not even close.I get the minimalist IKEA vibe Tesla is going for but between the hyper screen and then ambient light show the EQS kills it

charging: I already have the equivalent of level 2 charging at home so the car chargers at a little over 9kw. I cannot get highspeed charging to work at Electrify America (will post separately on that) it charges at home just as fast as the Tesla does. Not including the equivalent of a Tesla charging cable with the nema adapter is a bit rubbish. Tesla superchargers are plentiful along the corridors I drive and locally that remains a massive plus.

range: I’ve never been able to match the estimated range to reality on the teslas, it’s not a hugely off but enough to cause range anxiety. The EQS is the opposite, the 580 is supposed to get 340, I’ve had it over 400 easily, the paddle shifters are really an engineering marvel, I would like to see regen miles hours displayed.

driving: I watched all the reviews I could about the car, some of them were just off. I was expecting it to be under braked, squishy pedal feel etc. none of that has been my experience. I can’t tell any discernible difference between the EQS and Model S driving experience except for acceleration. The Tesla is brutal, the EQS doesn’t feel less quick but the power delivery is incredibly smooth point A to B is achieved instantly.
 

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Hello - I switched from a Model S, and still have a Y performance. I am having a few issues with the EQS which I’ll post separately but here are my observations.

looks: I think the EQS looks way better in person than in pictures, I do have the AMG exterior styling which looks great. Also it is well built, my S had many panel gaps which I forgave, the EQS is flawless in that respect.

interior: it’s not even close.I get the minimalist IKEA vibe Tesla is going for but between the hyper screen and then ambient light show the EQS kills it

charging: I already have the equivalent of level 2 charging at home so the car chargers at a little over 9kw. I cannot get highspeed charging to work at Electrify America (will post separately on that) it charges at home just as fast as the Tesla does. Not including the equivalent of a Tesla charging cable with the nema adapter is a bit rubbish. Tesla superchargers are plentiful along the corridors I drive and locally that remains a massive plus.

range: I’ve never been able to match the estimated range to reality on the teslas, it’s not a hugely off but enough to cause range anxiety. The EQS is the opposite, the 580 is supposed to get 340, I’ve had it over 400 easily, the paddle shifters are really an engineering marvel, I would like to see regen miles hours displayed.

driving: I watched all the reviews I could about the car, some of them were just off. I was expecting it to be under braked, squishy pedal feel etc. none of that has been my experience. I can’t tell any discernible difference between the EQS and Model S driving experience except for acceleration. The Tesla is brutal, the EQS doesn’t feel less quick but the power delivery is incredibly smooth point A to B is achieved instantly.
Thank you so much. That is very helpful. I’d love to see your other posts but don’t know how to find them. Hopefully, by searching your name. I agree the lack of a cable is mystifying, particularly as MB supplies the car with one in Europe and Australia.
 

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Hello - I switched from a Model S, and still have a Y performance. I am having a few issues with the EQS which I’ll post separately but here are my observations.

looks: I think the EQS looks way better in person than in pictures, I do have the AMG exterior styling which looks great. Also it is well built, my S had many panel gaps which I forgave, the EQS is flawless in that respect.

interior: it’s not even close.I get the minimalist IKEA vibe Tesla is going for but between the hyper screen and then ambient light show the EQS kills it

charging: I already have the equivalent of level 2 charging at home so the car chargers at a little over 9kw. I cannot get highspeed charging to work at Electrify America (will post separately on that) it charges at home just as fast as the Tesla does. Not including the equivalent of a Tesla charging cable with the nema adapter is a bit rubbish. Tesla superchargers are plentiful along the corridors I drive and locally that remains a massive plus.

range: I’ve never been able to match the estimated range to reality on the teslas, it’s not a hugely off but enough to cause range anxiety. The EQS is the opposite, the 580 is supposed to get 340, I’ve had it over 400 easily, the paddle shifters are really an engineering marvel, I would like to see regen miles hours displayed.

driving: I watched all the reviews I could about the car, some of them were just off. I was expecting it to be under braked, squishy pedal feel etc. none of that has been my experience. I can’t tell any discernible difference between the EQS and Model S driving experience except for acceleration. The Tesla is brutal, the EQS doesn’t feel less quick but the power delivery is incredibly smooth point A to B is achieved instantly.
Your comments mirror my own. To clarify, I don't own one yet but have ordered some time back .... if experiencing problems in that department.

I tested both and it was night and day. Both please, one makes you feel elevated.

Consider the difference staying in a Wellington Arch view suite in the Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane and a Club room at Heathrow Crowne Plaza. You'll have a happy time in each and with the same binary components. but the one will make you breath more easily and with a sense of satisfaction :) ..... I hope that translates.

I'm far from knowledgeable on the Tesla proposition. And have no history or enthusiasm for Mercedes as a brand. And indeed not really a car guy. And maybe that puts me in a good position to be objective. It appears to me that Tesla did a huge amount of solid pioneering work. No doubt. But I suspect Mercedes watched the nest being built, before deciding to move in. And it appears to have done so rather well. Time will tell.

That said, I have deep frustrations with Mercedes options being advertised that they now concede cannot be fitted or supplied or even a time line given when they can. These are not options that have impact in the US market as it goes so irrelevant to some extent.

I should say (in the UK) I found the Tesla folks far more knowledgeable on their hard product that Mercedes
 

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Hello - I switched from a Model S, and still have a Y performance. I am having a few issues with the EQS which I’ll post separately but here are my observations.

looks: I think the EQS looks way better in person than in pictures, I do have the AMG exterior styling which looks great. Also it is well built, my S had many panel gaps which I forgave, the EQS is flawless in that respect.

interior: it’s not even close.I get the minimalist IKEA vibe Tesla is going for but between the hyper screen and then ambient light show the EQS kills it

charging: I already have the equivalent of level 2 charging at home so the car chargers at a little over 9kw. I cannot get highspeed charging to work at Electrify America (will post separately on that) it charges at home just as fast as the Tesla does. Not including the equivalent of a Tesla charging cable with the nema adapter is a bit rubbish. Tesla superchargers are plentiful along the corridors I drive and locally that remains a massive plus.

range: I’ve never been able to match the estimated range to reality on the teslas, it’s not a hugely off but enough to cause range anxiety. The EQS is the opposite, the 580 is supposed to get 340, I’ve had it over 400 easily, the paddle shifters are really an engineering marvel, I would like to see regen miles hours displayed.

driving: I watched all the reviews I could about the car, some of them were just off. I was expecting it to be under braked, squishy pedal feel etc. none of that has been my experience. I can’t tell any discernible difference between the EQS and Model S driving experience except for acceleration. The Tesla is brutal, the EQS doesn’t feel less quick but the power delivery is incredibly smooth point A to B is achieved instantly.
I currently have a Tesla and I am looking at moving to an EQS. Can you tell me the current automated driving functions in US production models. All the write-ups out there are for the new level 3 system which is not in current US production vehicles. From what I understand, the only automated functions currently available during normal driving are:

1. Adaptive cruise control above 20 mph with stop and go traffic resume (up to 60 second stop automatically resumes, over 60 seconds requires driver input to resume). It says this is available on country roads, as well as highways, so I assume it essentially works on all roads like Tesla’s basic Autopilot.

2. Speed limit sign recognition and automatic adjustment of speed. Not sure if it works at all speeds above 20 mph, or just highway speeds.

3. There is no continuous automated steering when in cruise control, just “lane keep assist” which gives you a warning and then active correction if your manual steering actions stray outside the lines.

4. Automated lane change, must be initiated manually by activating turn signal, lane change is completed automatically when determined to be safe by software.

I never use the Automatic lane change in my Tesla, but I do like the continuous automated steering for long drives on the highway.

Any feedback from your experience with both Tesla and EQS would be helpful.

Thanks
 
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