Edmunds compares: Audi e-tron GT vs. Mercedes-Benz EQS

This photo provided by Mercedes-Benz shows the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, a large electric luxury sedan with an EPA-estimated range of up to 350 miles. (Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA via AP)

The electric vehicle market is rapidly changing. Two recently released models are blazing the trail for a brand-new segment: the electric luxury sedan class. Those two cars are the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS and the 2022 Audi e-tron GT. Both offer flagship levels of luxury, but they differ greatly in their execution. The car experts at Edmunds compare and contrast these two electric newcomers to help you decide which premium battery-powered four-door is right for you.

CHARGING AND RANGE

On paper, the e-tron GT's range is unimpressive, as the EPA only rates it at an estimated 238 miles per charge. But in Edmunds' real-world range testing, it achieved 273 miles. That number likely helps ease range anxiety for first-time EV buyers, but it still falls short of the EQS' range. With an EPA-estimated 350 miles, Edmunds drivers were able to squeeze an incredible 422 miles out of the rear-wheel-drive EQS 450+, 72 more miles than its EPA estimate.