Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 Vs. Porsche Taycan Turbo S Vs. BMW i7 50

Giancarlo Perlas May 18, 2023

Electric vehicles have taken the automotive industry by storm, offering exhilarating performance and eco-friendly driving experiences. In a battle for supremacy among electric sedans, renowned YouTube channel CarWow recently organized an electrifying drag race, pitting three powerhouses against each other: the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, BMW i7 50, and our beloved Mercedes-AMG EQS 53.

The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 prepares to take on the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and the BMW i7 50 in a drag race. (Screencap from CarWow)

Here’s a quick look at each car before we dive into the thrilling contest that ensued on the tarmac:

Porsche Taycan Turbo S

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S was the first to hit the market and set the benchmark for performance among the three. Equipped with two electric motors, it delivers a staggering 750 horsepower and an impressive 774 lb-ft of torque. Its lightning-quick acceleration and precise handling have earned it a place among the top contenders.

BMW i7 50

The BMW i7 50 is definitely at a power disadvantage in the bunch. With 544 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque, it trailed behind its adversaries in sheer power. It’s worth noting though that the i7 M60 variant boasts a more potent 650 horsepower, which should’ve made a more formidable challenger to the dominance of the Porsche.

Mercedes-AMG EQS 53

The Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 seats in the middle of the participants in terms of performance figures. With its 649 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque, the AMG EQS 53 aimed to rival the formidable Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The vehicle tested featured a performance pack that unleashed 750 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque during overboost, intensifying the competition.

The Drag Race Result

When the signal lights turned green, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 demonstrated impressive initial acceleration, but the Porsche Taycan Turbo S quickly caught up, thanks in part to its lighter weight. The BMW i7 50, facing a significant power deficit, struggled to keep pace.

As the quarter-mile concluded, the Porsche emerged victorious with a time of 11.4 seconds, narrowly beating the Mercedes’ time of 11.5 seconds. The BMW crossed the finish line in 12.7 seconds, acknowledging its lower power output.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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