Mercedes S-Class Vs. Tesla Model S P100D, Who Wins?

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Races are always interesting, even though they car comparative or not. Carwow, just like usual, arranged another interesting test. The competitor from the electric cars group is an old version of Tesla Model S P100D, and on the other side of the race track we see the Mercedes New S-Class version as the representer of ICE’s community. By looking at the technical details maybe the winner is already known.

The S 500 that Carwow used in this video, has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine. It has also the EQ Boost mild-hybrid technology too. The output reaches to 429 hp and delivers 540 Nm of torque. On the other hand, we can see the electric car Tesla Model S. by the dyno report, the output of this vehicle is 588.79 hp and delivers 1,248 Nm of torque. It seems the winner is already won the race.

The tests that Carwow arranged covers a quarter-mile drag race, rolling race from 30 miles per hour, and a braking test from 70 mph (113 kph). By the outputs said before, we already know Tesla has big advantage against Mercedes. By the way, despite of the more than 100 hp differences, Mercedes made the drag so good. It needed about 1 second more time to finish the drag, but 100 hp means an average car!

The next one was rolling race. In this test, Mercedes didn’t have any chance. Even a re-match didn’t help the vehicle a lot. But brake test, is the victory for Mercedes S-Class. The braking test from 70 mph (113 kph) is done, and S 500 won it, although with just some feet. The nose is roughly in line with the Model S' B-pillar.

The Mercedes S 500 needs AMG help. And company is working on it. later we can see the sale of AMG version, however it couldn't change the results of this tests. 100 hp is a high rate.

What do you think?