Here is an interesting comparison of the turning cycle of the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4MATIC, which happens to be one of the longest EVs on the market, and the Tesla Model 3 SR+ RWD.

We already know that the Volkswagen ID.4 (RWD) beat the Tesla, thanks to its extraordinarily front wheel turning angle.

But how about the EQS, which has a wheelbase of 3,210 mm, compared to 2,875 mm in the case of Model 3?

Well, the recent Bjørn Nyland test reveals that the EQS wins - but this time, the secret weapon is the rear-wheel steering, which improves the turning circle to 10.9 m (with rear axle steering of up to 10°).

The Mercedes-Benz EQS needs over three additional parking spaces more than the Volkswagen ID.4, but less than the Tesla Model 3.

Here are some numbers:

  • Volkswagen e-up! - 9.7 m
  • Volkswagen ID.4 - 10.2 m
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS - 11.9 m/10.9 m (with rear axle steering 4.5° standard/10° option)
  • Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus - 11.8 m

We guess that with the size of the Mercedes-Benz EQS, the rear-wheel steering is a necessity.

It will be interesting to see some day also a comparison with the Tesla Model S and Lucid Air, which also are quite large.

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