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Compare the2024 BMW i7VS 2023 Mercedes EQE Sedan

2024 BMW i7
2023 Mercedes EQE Sedan

Safety

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Both the i7 and EQE Sedan have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The i7 has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The EQE Sedan’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the i7 are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The EQE Sedan doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The BMW i7 has standard driver and front passenger side knee airbags mounted low on the dashboard. These airbags helps prevent the driver and front passenger from sliding under their seatbelts or the main frontal airbags; this keeps them better positioned during a collision for maximum protection. Knee airbags also help keep the legs from striking the dashboard, preventing knee and leg injuries in the case of a serious frontal collision. The EQE Sedan doesn’t offer a front passenger side knee airbag.

Both the i7 and the EQE Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, post-collision automatic braking systems, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

The BMW i7 weighs 493 to 1021 pounds more than the Mercedes EQE Sedan. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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The i7’s corrosion warranty is 7 years longer than the EQE Sedan’s (12 vs. 5 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the i7 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for tire rotations, cabin filter replacement, brake fluid replacement, inspections, and any other required maintenance. Mercedes doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the EQE Sedan.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2023 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Mercedes vehicles. With 9 fewer problems per 100 vehicles, JD Power ranks BMW higher than Mercedes.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2022 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW above average in long-term dependability. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles in the first three years of ownership, Mercedes is rated below average.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ January 2023 Auto Issue reports that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks BMW third in overall reliability. Mercedes is ranked 24th.

Engine

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The i7 has more powerful engines than the EQE Sedan:

Horsepower

Torque

i7 eDrive50 electric motor

449 HP

549 lbs.-ft.

i7 xDrive60 electric motors

536 HP

549 lbs.-ft.

i7 M70 electric motors

650 HP

749 lbs.-ft.

EQE Sedan electric motor

288 HP

417 lbs.-ft.

EQE 350 4MATIC electric motors

288 HP

564 lbs.-ft.

EQE 500 4MATIC electric motors

402 HP

633 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the i7 xDrive60 electric motors is faster than the EQE 350 4MATIC electric motors:

i7

EQE Sedan

Zero to 60 MPH

4.1 sec

5.2 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

9.6 sec

15 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.7 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter Mile

12.5 sec

13.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

114 MPH

97 MPH

Top Speed

150 MPH

130 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the i7 gets better mileage than the EQE Sedan:

MPGe

i7

AWD

19" Wheels Electric Motors

87 city/93 hwy

21" Wheels Electric Motors

86 city/91 hwy

20" Wheels Electric Motors

82 city/87 hwy

EQE Sedan

AWD

350 4MATIC Electric Motors

86 city/86 hwy

500 4MATIC Electric Motors

83 city/82 hwy

The i7 can travel longer on a full charge than the EQE Sedan on a full charge:

Miles

i7

RWD

eDrive50 19" Wheels Electric Motor

321 miles

eDrive50 21" Wheels Electric Motor

311 miles

AWD

19" Wheels Electric Motors

318 miles

21" Wheels Electric Motors

308 miles

20" Wheels Electric Motors

296 miles

M70 21" Wheels Electric Motors

291 miles

M70 20" Wheels Electric Motors

274 miles

EQE Sedan

RWD

Electric Motor

305 miles

AWD

350 4MATIC Electric Motors

260 miles

500 4MATIC Electric Motors

260 miles

Brakes and Stopping

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The i7 stops much shorter than the EQE Sedan:

i7

EQE Sedan

70 to 0 MPH

159 feet

178 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the i7 has larger standard tires than the EQE Sedan (245/50R19 vs. 235/50R19).

Suspension and Handling

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The i7 offers active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The EQE Sedan doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the i7 uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the EQE Sedan, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The i7 offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Mercedes doesn’t offer an active suspension on the EQE Sedan.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the i7’s wheelbase is 3.8 inches longer than on the EQE Sedan (126.6 inches vs. 122.8 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the i7 is 1.1 inches wider in the front and 0 inches wider in the rear than the track on the EQE Sedan.

The i7 xDrive60 handles at .93 G’s, while the EQE 350 4MATIC pulls only .86 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Chassis

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The i7 uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The EQE Sedan doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the i7 xDrive60 is quieter than the EQE 350 4MATIC:

i7

EQE Sedan

70 MPH Cruising

60 dB

66 dB

Passenger Space

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The i7 has 2.1 inches more front shoulder room, .6 inches more rear headroom, 4.6 inches more rear legroom and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the EQE Sedan.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the i7’s available rear seats recline. The EQE Sedan’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the i7. The EQE Sedan doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that BMW service is better than Mercedes. J.D. Power ranks BMW 7th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 17% lower rating, Mercedes is ranked 18th.

Ergonomics

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A power rear sunshade and rear side window sunshades are standard in the i7 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The EQE Sedan doesn’t offer a rear or rear side window sunshades.

The i7 has standard front air conditioned seats and offers them optionally in the rear. This keeps the passengers comfortable and takes the sting out of hot seats in summer. The EQE Sedan doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

The i7 has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the car heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the EQE Sedan.

Both the i7 and the EQE Sedan offer optional massaging front seats. The i7 also offers optional massaging rear seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging rear seats aren’t available in the EQE Sedan.

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