Comparison: Luxury Electric SUVs from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz (Video)

The companies in the Big German Three, which are Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, have luxury electric crossovers in their lines, but if the first one is already available on the market, the other two are not yet on sale. However, information about all three models is declassified, so experts were able to compare which car is “cooler”.

As for the exterior of the Audi E-Tron, BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQC SUVs, it is probably not too ethical to compare them, because everyone has different tastes, and each of the electric crossovers has its own unique features. Nevertheless, if we compare each of the cars with the manufacturer’s lineup, then the first one has common features, the second one has a smoother body, but the third one with angular appearance, huge radiator grille and original interior layout, of course, is cardinally different from other SUVs of the manufacturer.

Audi E-Tron

Therefore, the experts decided to focus more on comparing the technical characteristics of the SUVs. So, in terms of power electric motors in Audi E-Tron and BMW iX are basically equal, but at the latter has got not one power unit, but two, plus a storage battery on 100 kw/h. Thus, its total power is 503 hp, the manufacturer’s declared power reserve on electric traction – 482 kilometers, and on a WLTP cycle – about 600 km.


However, iX is inferior to E-Tron in terms of battery charging speed. While the BMW takes 40 minutes to recharge up to 80% of its lost energy, the Audi takes 10 minutes less. It should be noted here that the SUV from Audi is equipped with a battery that provides a power reserve of 364 km, and even in the WLTP cycle this figure reaches 4 hundred kilometers, and this is much less than the model from BMW allows. The E-Tron has the same 503 hp, but it takes 4.5 seconds to reach the first “hundred”, while the for iX it takes 5 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

As for the Mercedes-Benz EQC, it is equipped with a 402 hp electric motor, but due to its lower weight acceleration time to 100 km/h takes 4.8 seconds. The power reserve on the electric traction is 354 km, but unlike the competitors, the EQC takes 30 minutes to power battery up to 80% of the 110-kilowatt charge, while E-Tron and iX can show the same time only on 200-kilowatt.


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