Flagship sedan face-off: Mercedes-Benz EQS vs. S-Class

No matter which one you choose, you cannot go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz.

Flagship sedan face-off: Mercedes-Benz EQS vs. S-Class

The local automotive market is abuzz with the arrival of the stunning all-electric luxury car from Mercedes-Benz — the EQS.


  • What makes the Mercedes-Benz EQS different from the S-Class?

    The EQS offers the allure of driving the future with its electric powertrain and advanced technological features, while the S-Class represents the epitome of luxury.
  • How much is the EQS?

    The EQS is priced at P9.99 million.
  • An epitome of luxury and sustainability, the sleek and stylish sedan combines cutting-edge technology with exceptional performance. With its all-electric powertrain, the EQS offers zero-emission driving without compromising on comfort or style. It is the ideal choice for those who want to make a statement while reducing their carbon footprint.

    The EQS is the electric counterpart of the S-Class flagship sedan, which has long been synonymous with luxury and elegance. It has set the standard for comfort and sophistication. The S-Class is known for its exquisite craftsmanship, advanced technology, and powerful performance. With its luxurious interior and smooth ride, it is no wonder that the S-Class is a favorite among discerning car enthusiasts.

    Let’s delve into a comprehensive comparison of the EQS and S-Class.


    The exterior design of the EQS is both futuristic and refined. Its sleek lines and aerodynamic shape give it a dynamic presence on the road. The front grille is replaced by a striking black panel that seamlessly integrates with the LED headlights. The EQS features a clean and minimalist design, emphasizing its electric nature.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS

    On the other hand, the S-Class exudes sophistication and timeless beauty. Its elegant lines and sculpted body create a sense of prestige. The iconic front grille immediately commands attention. The S-Class combines classic design elements with modern touches, resulting in a truly captivating presence.

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    We give this round a tie since both the EQS and S-Class offer exceptional options. From sleek multi-spoke alloy wheels to power-folding mirrors, these luxury sedans are equipped with premium features that enhance both style and functionality. Whether it is the EQS' aerodynamic design or the S-Class' iconic grille, both vehicles are sure to turn heads wherever they go.


    The EQS is also designed with a futuristic interior that exudes luxury. The cabin features high-quality materials, such as premium leather and wood trim, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The centerpiece is the massive MBUX Hyperscreen, a curved display that stretches from the driver's to the passenger's side, seamlessly integrating the 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 17.7-inch infotainment system, and another 12.3-inch screen for the front passenger.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS

    Meanwhile, the interior of the S-Class is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and comfort. It offers a serene sanctuary for both driver and passengers. The cabin is also meticulously designed with fine leather and polished wood accents. Every detail is thoughtfully crafted to create a luxurious atmosphere.

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    From advanced infotainment systems to cutting-edge driver-assistance features, both the EQS and S-Class offer an array of innovative interior features. These include the MBUX rear-seat entertainment system and rear tablet, the Burmester 3D surround sound system, and 64-color ambient lighting.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS

    However, since the Hyperscreen on the EQS is one remarkable, game-changing upgrade, we give this round to the electric sedan.


    The EQS delivers breathtaking performance with its electric powertrain consisting of two electric motors that produce up to 360 horsepower. It can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5.6 seconds, making every drive exhilarating.

    With its advanced 108.4 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, the EQS provides a long electric range of up to 717 kilometers.

    On the other hand, the S-Class is renowned for its powerful performance and refined driving dynamics thanks to its three-liter, in-line six-cylinder engine with EQ Boost mild-hybrid system.

    We give this round to the EQS as its fully electric powertrain offers the advantage of zero-emission driving, reducing your carbon footprint and contributing to a cleaner environment. Additionally, electric vehicles (EV) are known for their efficiency, requiring less maintenance and offering lower operating costs in the long run.


    Safety is a top priority for Mercedes-Benz, and the EQS is no exception. It comes equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Driving Assistance Package Plus, offering a semi-automated driving capability.

    Mercedes-Benz EQS

    Meanwhile, the S-Class comes with the lower-tier Driving Assistance Package that uses intelligently networked sensor systems that warn if there is a risk of collision.

    When it comes to driver assistance systems, both the EQS and S-Class excel, however, the EQS goes a step further by offering an enhanced version of the brand’s driver assistance system, so this round goes to the EV as well.


    The newly launched EQS is the clear winner of this face-off as it offers the allure of driving the future with its electric powertrain and advanced technological features.

    However, the S-Class is also an excellent choice for discerning car buyers as it represents the epitome of luxury, embodying elegance and sophistication that has been synonymous with the brand for decades.

    No matter which one you choose, you cannot go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz. Both the EQS and S-Class offer a level of refinement and innovation that sets them apart from the competition.

    Photos from Mercedes-Benz Philippines and Hazel Nicole Carreon

    Also read:

    PH-market Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan to be revealed next week

    Mercedes-Maybach unveils EQS, the first EV from luxury marque

    Mercedes-Benz S-Class: Ultra-luxe meets ultra-smart

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