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Compare Kia Optima vs Mercedes EQS

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69%
82%
Pros
  • Good 0.27 drag coefficient
  • Handsome styling
  • Good handling characteristics
  • Great performance
  • Up to extraordinary 700km electric range
  • Great comfort
  • Excellent 0.20 drag coefficient
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Extremely ugly
  • Too many electronic gimmicks

Variants

1.6 T-GDI AWD
1.6T-GDI
2.0
2.0 Hybrid
2.0 LPI
2.5 T-GDI DCT
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS
EQS 350
EQS 450+
EQS 580 4MATIC

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft
610 L / 21.5 cu-ft ~ 1770 L / 62.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
4.5 L / 4.8 qt
Fuel Capacity
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
1.6 T-GDI AWD468 kg / 1032 lbs1.6T-GDI468 kg / 1032 lbs2.0468 kg / 1032 lbs2.0 Hybrid468 kg / 1032 lbs2.0 LPI468 kg / 1032 lbs2.5 T-GDI DCT467 kg / 1030 lbs
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+620 kg / 1367 lbsAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS620 kg / 1367 lbsEQS 350595 kg / 1312 lbsEQS 450+540 kg / 1190 lbsEQS 580 4MATIC550 kg / 1213 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
1.6 T-GDI AWDVentilated discs, 304.8 mm1.6T-GDIVentilated discs2.0Ventilated discs2.0 LPIVentilated discs2.5 T-GDI DCTVentilated discs, 345.44 mm
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+Ventilated discs, 415x33 mmAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUSVentilated discs, 415x33 mmEQS 350Ventilated discsEQS 450+Ventilated discsEQS 580 4MATICVentilated discs
Brakes | Rear
1.6 T-GDI AWDDisc, 284.48 mm1.6T-GDIDisc2.0Disc2.0 LPIDisc2.5 T-GDI DCTDisc, 325.12 mm
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+Ventilated discs, 378x22 mmAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUSVentilated discs, 378x22 mmEQS 350Ventilated discsEQS 450+Ventilated discsEQS 580 4MATICVentilated discs
Chassis Type
Unibody
Offroad | Approach Angle
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+13.0 degAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS13.0 degEQS 35013.4 degEQS 450+13.4 degEQS 580 4MATIC13.4 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+10.0 degAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS10.0 degEQS 3509.6 degEQS 450+9.6 degEQS 580 4MATIC9.6 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+15.3 degAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS15.3 degEQS 35015.1 degEQS 450+15.1 degEQS 580 4MATIC15.1 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
1.6 T-GDI AWD205/65 R16 95H, 235/45 R18 94V1.6T-GDI215/55 R17, 235/45 R182.0215/55 R17, 235/45 R182.0 Hybrid205/65 R16, 215/55 R172.0 LPI205/65 R16, 215/55 R172.5 T-GDI DCT245/40 R19 94W
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+275/40 R21, 275/35 R22AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS275/40 R21, 275/35 R22EQS 350235/55 R19, 255/45 R20, 265/40 R21, 265/35 R22EQS 450+235/55 R19, 255/45 R20, 265/40 R21, 265/35 R22EQS 580 4MATIC235/55 R19, 255/45 R20, 265/40 R21, 265/35 R22
Turning Circle
11.0 m / 36.1 ft
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+11.5 m / 37.7 ftAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS11.5 m / 37.7 ftEQS 35010.9 m / 35.8 ftEQS 450+10.9 m / 35.8 ftEQS 580 4MATIC10.9 m / 35.8 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
1.8 kWh (gross)
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+120.0 kWh (gross) | 107.8 kWh (net)AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS120.0 kWh (gross) | 107.8 kWh (net)EQS 350100.0 kWh (gross) | 90.6 kWh (net)EQS 450+120.0 kWh (gross) | 107.8 kWh (net)EQS 580 4MATIC120.0 kWh (gross) | 107.8 kWh (net)
Battery | Type
Lithium-ion
Battery | Voltage
400.0 V
Body Style
1.6 T-GDI AWD4-door Hatchback1.6T-GDI4-door Hatchback2.04-door Hatchback2.0 Hybrid4-door hybrid Hatchback2.0 LPI4-door Hatchback2.5 T-GDI DCT4-door Hatchback
5-door battery-electric Sedan
Platform
Mercedes MEA

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
135 mm / 5.3 in
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+139 mm / 5.5 inAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS139 mm / 5.5 inEQS 350134 mm / 5.3 inEQS 450+134 mm / 5.3 inEQS 580 4MATIC134 mm / 5.3 in
Size | Height
1445 mm / 56.9 in
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+1518 mm / 59.8 inAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS1518 mm / 59.8 inEQS 3501512 mm / 59.5 inEQS 450+1512 mm / 59.5 inEQS 580 4MATIC1512 mm / 59.5 in
Size | Length
1.6 T-GDI AWD4905 mm / 193.1 in1.6T-GDI4905 mm / 193.1 in2.04905 mm / 193.1 in2.0 Hybrid4095 mm / 161.2 in2.0 LPI4905 mm / 193.1 in2.5 T-GDI DCT4905 mm / 193.1 in
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+5223 mm / 205.6 inAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS5223 mm / 205.6 inEQS 3505216 mm / 205.4 inEQS 450+5216 mm / 205.4 inEQS 580 4MATIC5216 mm / 205.4 in
Size | Width
1.6 T-GDI AWD1859 mm / 73.2 in1.6T-GDI1860 mm / 73.2 in2.01860 mm / 73.2 in2.0 Hybrid1860 mm / 73.2 in2.0 LPI1860 mm / 73.2 in2.5 T-GDI DCT1859 mm / 73.2 in
1926 mm / 75.8 in | 2125 mm / 83.7 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1.6 T-GDI AWD1618.0 mm / 63.7 in1.6T-GDI1618.0 mm / 63.7 in2.01618.0 mm / 63.7 in2.0 Hybrid1623.0 mm / 63.9 in2.0 LPI1623.0 mm / 63.9 in2.5 T-GDI DCT1610.0 mm / 63.4 in
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+1660.0 mm / 65.4 inAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS1660.0 mm / 65.4 inEQS 3501667.0 mm / 65.6 inEQS 450+1667.0 mm / 65.6 inEQS 580 4MATIC1667.0 mm / 65.6 in
Track Width | Rear
1.6 T-GDI AWD1626.0 mm / 64.0 in1.6T-GDI1617.0 mm / 63.7 in2.01625.0 mm / 64.0 in2.0 Hybrid1630.0 mm / 64.2 in2.0 LPI1630.0 mm / 64.2 in2.5 T-GDI DCT1618.0 mm / 63.7 in
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+1653.0 mm / 65.1 inAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS1653.0 mm / 65.1 inEQS 3501682.0 mm / 66.2 inEQS 450+1682.0 mm / 66.2 inEQS 580 4MATIC1682.0 mm / 66.2 in
Weight
1.6 T-GDI AWD1507.0 kg / 3322.4 lbs1.6T-GDI1420.0 kg / 3130.6 lbs2.01415.0 kg / 3119.5 lbs2.0 Hybrid1495.0 kg / 3295.9 lbs2.0 LPI1410.0 kg / 3108.5 lbs2.5 T-GDI DCT1603.0 kg / 3534.0 lbs
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+2605.0 kg / 5743.0 lbsAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS2605.0 kg / 5743.0 lbsEQS 3502315.0 kg / 5103.7 lbsEQS 450+2405.0 kg / 5302.1 lbsEQS 580 4MATIC2510.0 kg / 5533.6 lbs
Wheel Size
1.6 T-GDI AWD6.5J x 16, 7.5J x 181.6T-GDI17 in, 18 in2.017 in, 18 in2.0 Hybrid16 in, 17 in2.0 LPI16 in, 17 in2.5 T-GDI DCT8.0J x 19
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+10J x 21, 10J x 22AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS10J x 21, 10J x 22EQS 3508J x 19, 8.5J x 20, 9.5J x 21, 9.5J x 22EQS 450+8J x 19, 8.5J x 20, 9.5J x 21, 9.5J x 22EQS 580 4MATIC8J x 19, 8.5J x 20, 9.5J x 21, 9.5J x 22
Wheelbase
2850 mm / 112.2 in
3210 mm / 126.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+3.8 secAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS3.4 secEQS 3506.6 secEQS 450+6.2 secEQS 580 4MATIC4.3 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+3.6 secAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS3.2 secEQS 3506.3 secEQS 450+5.9 secEQS 580 4MATIC4.1 sec
CO2 Emission
1.6 T-GDI AWD121 ~ 127 g/km1.6T-GDI121 ~ 127 g/km2.0129 ~ 132 g/km2.0 Hybrid79 ~ 85 g/km2.0 LPI128 ~ 131 g/km
Charging Time
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+DC Fast Charge: 31 min, 15 minutes for 300kmAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUSDC Fast Charge: 31 min, 15 minutes for 280km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.27
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+0.23AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS0.23EQS 3500.20EQS 450+0.20EQS 580 4MATIC0.20
Electric Range
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+529.0 km / 328.7 miAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS529.0 km / 328.7 miEQS 350529.0 km / 328.7 miEQS 450+700.0 km / 435.0 miEQS 580 4MATIC627.0 km / 389.6 mi
Fuel Economy
1.6 T-GDI AWD8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (combined) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)1.6T-GDI7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (combined) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (urban) | 6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (highway)2.07.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)2.0 Hybrid5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (combined) | 5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (urban) | 4.9 L/100km / 48.0 MPG (highway)2.0 LPI9.8 L/100km / 24.0 MPG (combined) | 11.1 L/100km / 21.2 MPG (urban) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (highway)
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+20.4-15.7 kWh/100km WLTP / 19.1-16.0 kWh/100km NEDCAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS21.8-17.4 kWh/100km WLTP / 20.0-16.9 kWh/100km NEDC
Top Speed
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+220.0 km/h / 136.7 mphAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS250.0 km/h / 155.3 mphEQS 350210.0 km/h / 130.5 mphEQS 450+210.0 km/h / 130.5 mphEQS 580 4MATIC210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
1.6 T-GDI AWDFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive1.6T-GDIFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive2.0Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive2.0 HybridFront-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive2.0 LPIRear-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive2.5 T-GDI DCTFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUSFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveEQS 350Rear-engine (transverse), Rear-wheel driveEQS 450+Rear-engine (transverse), Rear-wheel driveEQS 580 4MATICFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
ULEV 70 - LEV III
Engine | Bore
1.6 T-GDI AWD75.6 mm / 3.0 in1.6T-GDI75.6 mm / 3.0 in2.075.6 mm / 3.0 in2.0 Hybrid75.6 mm / 3.0 in2.0 LPI75.6 mm / 3.0 in2.5 T-GDI DCT88.5 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Engine | Displacement
1.6 T-GDI AWD1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc1.6T-GDI1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc2.02.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.0 Hybrid2.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.0 LPI2.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.5 T-GDI DCT2.5 L / 152.4 cu-in / 2497.0 cc
Engine | Power
1.6 T-GDI AWD180.0 hp / 134.2 kW @ 5500 rpm1.6T-GDI180.0 hp / 134.2 kW @ 5500 rpm2.0160.0 hp / 119.3 kW @ 6500 rpm2.0 Hybrid156.0 hp / 116.3 kW @ 6000 rpm + 52.0 hp / 38.8 kW (electric motor)2.0 LPI146.0 hp / 108.9 kW @ 6000 rpm2.5 T-GDI DCT290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 5800 rpm
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+245 kWAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS385 kWEQS 350292 hp / 217.7 kWEQS 450+333 hp / 248.3 kWEQS 580 4MATIC190 hp / 141.7 kW
Engine | Specific Output
1.6 T-GDI AWD112.6 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in1.6T-GDI112.6 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in2.080.0 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in2.0 Hybrid78.0 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in2.0 LPI73.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in2.5 T-GDI DCT116.1 hp/L / 1.9 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
1.6 T-GDI AWD89.0 mm / 3.5 in1.6T-GDI89.0 mm / 3.5 in2.089.0 mm / 3.5 in2.0 Hybrid89.0 mm / 3.5 in2.0 LPI89.0 mm / 3.5 in2.5 T-GDI DCT101.5 mm / 4.0 in
Engine | Torque
1.6 T-GDI AWD264 Nm / 194.7 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 rpm1.6T-GDI265 Nm / 195.5 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 rpm2.0196 Nm / 144.6 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm2.0 Hybrid190 Nm / 140.1 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm + 205 Nm / 151.2 lb-ft @ 0-1770 rpm2.0 LPI191 Nm / 140.9 lb-ft @ 4200 rpm2.5 T-GDI DCT422 Nm / 311.3 lb-ft @ 1650-4000 rpm
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+568 NmAMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS855 Nm
Engine | Type
1.6 T-GDI AWDTurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder1.6T-GDITurbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine2.0Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 engine2.0 Hybridmulti-port injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder2.0 LPINaturally-aspirated multi-port injected inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder2.5 T-GDI DCTTurbocharged direct- and multi-port-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Permanently excited synchronous motor (PSM)
Transmission | Gears
1.6 T-GDI AWD8-speed1.6T-GDI8-speed2.06-speed2.0 Hybrid6-speed2.0 LPI6-speed2.5 T-GDI DCT8-speed
1-speed
Transmission | Type
1.6 T-GDI AWDAutomatic1.6T-GDIAutomatic2.0Automatic2.0 HybridAutomatic2.0 LPIAutomatic2.5 T-GDI DCTDouble clutch transmission (DCT)
Automatic

Production

Availability
2020
2021
Debut
2021-04-15 (Auto Shanghai 2021)
Made In
South Korea, USA
Germany
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