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Compare Mercedes S-class W221 facelift [S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY] vs Hyundai Sonata 8 [1.6 T-GDI AT] vs Mercedes EQS [AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+]

Reviews

Neo score
90%
37%
82%
Pros
  • Wonderful M278/M157 bi-turbo V8 introduced
  • The great M275 lives on
  • Superb multi-link suspension setup
  • Improved ABC reliability
  • All engines still available in RWD
  • Excellent 0.24 drag coefficient
  • Decent performance
  • Decent exterior styling
  • Great performance
  • Up to extraordinary 700km electric range
  • Great comfort
  • Excellent 0.20 drag coefficient
Cons
  • Arguably over-styled
  • V6 engines not so reliable
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Extremely ugly
  • Too many electronic gimmicks

Price

MSRP
23600 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Variants

S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
S 350
S 350 4MATIC
S 350 BlueEFFICIENCY
S 350 BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC
S 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY
S 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC
S 350 CDI BlueTEC
S 350 CDI BlueTEC 4MATIC
S 350 CDI L BlueEFFICIENCY
S 350 CDI L BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC
S 350 CDI L BlueTEC
S 350 CDI L BlueTEC 4MATIC
S 350 L
S 350 L 4MATIC
S 350 L BlueEFFICIENCY
S 350 L BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC
S 400 HYBRID
S 400 HYBRID L
S 450
S 450 4MATIC
S 450 CDI
S 450 CDI L
S 450 L
S 450 L 4MATIC
S 500
S 500 4MATIC
S 500 BlueEFFICIENCY
S 500 BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC
S 500 L
S 500 L 4MATIC
S 500 L BlueEFFICIENCY
S 500 L BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC
S 600 L
S 63 AMG L M156
S 63 AMG L M157
S 63 AMG M156
S 63 AMG M157
S 65 AMG
S 65 AMG 2010+
1.6 T-GDI AT
2.0 GDI Hybrid AT
2.5 GDI AT
2.5 Turbo GDI AT
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+
AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ AMG DYNAMIC PLUS
EQS 350
EQS 450+
EQS 580 4MATIC

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
560 L / 19.8 cu-ft
453 L / 16.0 cu-ft
610 L / 21.5 cu-ft ~ 1770 L / 62.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
8.5 L / 9.0 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
4.6 L / 4.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
83.0 L / 21.9 gal
60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
670 kg / 1477 lbs
462 kg / 1019 lbs
620 kg / 1367 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated Disc
Vented 12"
Ventilated discs, 415x33 mm
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated Disc
solid 11.2"
Ventilated discs, 378x22 mm
Chassis Type
Unibody
Offroad | Approach Angle
13.0 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
10.0 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
15.3 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Steering Ratio
13.27x
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone / Multi-link, Airmatic
MacPherson strut
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link, Airmatic
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
235/55 R17
235/45 R18
275/40 R21, 275/35 R22
Turning Circle
11.8 m / 38.7 ft
10.9 m / 35.8 ft
11.5 m / 37.7 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
120.0 kWh (gross) | 107.8 kWh (net)
Battery | Type
Lithium-ion
Battery | Voltage
400.0 V
Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
5-door battery-electric Sedan
Platform
Mercedes MEA

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
135 mm / 5.3 in
139 mm / 5.5 in
Size | Height
1479 mm / 58.2 in
1445 mm / 56.9 in
1518 mm / 59.8 in
Size | Length
5096 mm / 200.6 in
4900 mm / 192.9 in
5223 mm / 205.6 in
Size | Width
1871 mm / 73.7 in | 2120 mm / 83.5 in (mirror unfolded)
1859 mm / 73.2 in
1926 mm / 75.8 in | 2125 mm / 83.7 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1600.0 mm / 63.0 in
1633.0 mm / 64.3 in
1660.0 mm / 65.4 in
Track Width | Rear
1606.0 mm / 63.2 in
1623.0 mm / 63.9 in
1653.0 mm / 65.1 in
Weight
1895.0 kg / 4177.8 lbs
1465.0 kg / 3229.8 lbs
2605.0 kg / 5743.0 lbs
Wheel Size
17 in
7.5J x 18
10J x 21, 10J x 22
Wheelbase
3035 mm / 119.5 in
2840 mm / 111.8 in
3210 mm / 126.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.2 sec
3.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.8 sec
3.6 sec
CO2 Emission
149 ~ 151 g/km
Charging Time
DC Fast Charge: 31 min, 15 minutes for 300km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.27
0.23
Electric Range
529.0 km / 328.7 mi
Fuel Economy
5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (combined) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (urban) | 5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (highway)
7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (combined) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 6.5 L/100km / 36.2 MPG (highway)
20.4-15.7 kWh/100km WLTP / 19.1-16.0 kWh/100km NEDC
Top Speed
240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph
220.0 km/h / 136.7 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), Rear-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 5
ULEV 70
Engine
OM 651.961
Engine | Bore
75.6 mm / 3.0 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
16.2:1
10.5:1
Engine | Displacement
2.1 L / 130.8 cu-in / 2143.0 cc
1.6, 2.0, 2.5 L
Engine | Power
204.0 hp / 152.1 kW @ 4200 rpm
180.0 hp / 134.2 kW @ 5500 rpm
245 kW
Engine | Specific Output
95.2 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
112.6 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 1600-1800 rpm
264 Nm / 194.7 lb-ft @ 1500-4500 rpm
568 Nm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
I4 Smartstream: G1.6 T-GDi, G2.0 LPi, G2.0 MPi, G2.0 GDi (Hybrid); G2.5 MPi, G2.5 GDi
Permanently excited synchronous motor (PSM)
Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal
Transmission | Gears
7
6- or 8-speed
1-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic 7G-TRONIC
Automatic
Automatic

Production

Availability
2011 ~ 2013
2020
2021
Debut
2019-03
2021-04-15 (Auto Shanghai 2021)
Made In
South Korea, US, China
Germany
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