I drove the BMW i7 & AMG EQS until they DIED!

It's time to discover which luxury electrical car will take you the additional – the , or the i7!

We have actually got Mat and Daniel (the speaker from @carwowDeutschland) in both of these cars and trucks, they have actually been totally charged, and they're going to drive them continually up a British motorway until the batteries are completely diminished!

So let's see how the two compare. Beginning with the , we have actually got the top-of-the-range . As an outcome it comes equipped with two electrical motors that can produce 658hp and 950Nm of torque. Nevertheless, this vehicle likewise has a ₤ 9,000 efficiency pack added to it, so the power output has actually been increased to 750hp and 1,020 Nm!

The EQS is also equipped with a 107.8 kWh battery pack that is good for a claimed series of 357 miles. Naturally, it's quite heavy, weighing in at 2,580 kg, and an AMG EQS fitted with the ₤ 9,000 efficiency pack will cost around ₤ 170,000.

Next up we have the . It's the 760i edition, and similar to the EQS it's also equipped with two motors. The power output is 544hp and 745Nm of torque. It's much heavier than the EQS, at 2,640 kg, and it has a 102kWh battery pack that benefits a claimed range of 385 miles. Offered it's not the i7M (which isn't offered to purchase yet), it's less expensive than the EQS, beginning with ₤ 110,000.

So which will go further – the BMW, or the AMG? Remark with your guess, then sit back and see which wins!

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66 responses to “I drove the BMW i7 & AMG EQS until they DIED!”

  1. carwow Avatar

    Rate the looks of the BMW i7 out of 10 BELOW!

    1. Life with chippy Avatar
      Life with chippy


    2. Life with chippy Avatar
      Life with chippy

      Bmw is nice but the eqs is more comfortable

    3. the helper of the peopledems Avatar
      the helper of the peopledems

      Romanians are top belly dancers

    4. Aiden Stickland Avatar
      Aiden Stickland


    5. Alexandru Vuici Avatar
      Alexandru Vuici


  2. AllGeorgedUp Avatar

    Electric cars fear 2 things: 1. Claimed Range , 2. Mat Watson

    1. chip dealer  Avatar
      chip dealer


    2. ciyber sal Avatar
      ciyber sal

      7 series S class fear Chinese invasion. Nio ET7 Golden Steering Germany Car of the year Sweden

    3. ryzmodz Avatar

      3. UK charging infrastructure

    4. Anuhas Silva Avatar
      Anuhas Silva


  3. Erfan Shojaei Avatar
    Erfan Shojaei

    Mat you should do this challenge with yianni and make fun 😂 like old top gear or grandtour

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Matt with Nissan LEAF and Yianni with 2009 Toyota Prius.

    2. ewan stewart Avatar
      ewan stewart

      Yianni wouldn’t do it he needs his beauty sleep 👍🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  4. Kipkirui Arap Ng'etich Avatar
    Kipkirui Arap Ng’etich

    I think I like the ‘until they died’ series more than the drag races these days.

    1. Bavarian Car Enthusiast Avatar
      Bavarian Car Enthusiast

      Yep agreed!

    2. Animals forgetting Animality 🐕🙈 Avatar
      Animals forgetting Animality 🐕🙈

      nooooooo a big no

    3. john smith Avatar
      john smith

      @Animals forgetting Animality 🐕🙈 yes… go watch drag races

    4. john smith Avatar
      john smith

      @Bavarian Car Enthusiast between a car that does 0-60 in 3s and 300 miles of range, and 0-60 in 6s and 600 miles of range, guess what I would choose. 🤗🤔

    5. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Animals forgetting Animality 🐕🙈 me too a BIG NO. Drag Races are still miles above this.

  5. DT Avatar

    I can’t tell you why but these EV range tests are just so entertaining to watch

    1. Bavarian Car Enthusiast Avatar
      Bavarian Car Enthusiast

      It’s about the fear in the eyes of the driver – many movies are made about it – who will be the survivor? EV Panem games …

    2. rasmus lahti Avatar
      rasmus lahti

      wdym you can’t tell why? it’s clear is’nt it, it’s a simple challenge go as far as possible

    3. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @rasmus lahti the car is underrated.

    4. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Bavarian Car Enthusiast the EV Panamera is way more underrated than i7.

    5. Tejas Singh Avatar
      Tejas Singh

      Same here buddy

  6. TheFallenShadow Avatar

    “This is a range test, we are gonna drive the cars normally” – Mat. Proceeds to instantly floor it…

    1. Drifter Avatar

      Exactly, whats the point of listing the rules if you are going to break them. I learned nothing from this vudeo other than “which one feels quicker and what sounds they make”.

    2. alex amayeobu Avatar
      alex amayeobu

      You never floor it while driving to work if you need to get around a truck or a terrible driver

    3. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @alex amayeobu well thats fortunate.

    4. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Drifter the EQS imo has better reliability than Audi TT 2007.

    5. N5grk1p Avatar

      @Purwanti Allan my Audi TT from 2006 has done 245.000 km’s so far, still no signs of giving up. An electric car basically gives up at about 180.000 due to the battery needing to be replaced.

  7. M. Milo Avatar
    M. Milo

    The i7 is a hideous monstrosity, but it still looks completely gorgeous compared to the blob that is the EQS.

    1. Cake Karen Avatar
      Cake Karen

      the eqs is beautiful…

    2. Elijah Oling Avatar
      Elijah Oling

      ​@Cake Karen the concept car was beautiful

    3. STENMEES 123 Avatar
      STENMEES 123

      Was about to comment, that the I7 actually looks good next to the EQS 😀

  8. Rob C Avatar
    Rob C

    The fingerprints on that AMG dash will be insane after a week.

    1. Greg Hines Avatar
      Greg Hines

      a week? 10 minutes

    2. A R Avatar
      A R

      It’s already having a lot of issues, with customers complaining

    3. Meh Avatar

      Dust particles. It would make my OCD kick off

    4. Greg Sullivan Avatar
      Greg Sullivan

      In my MY22 Q7 (liquid gold powered), I find that the fingerprints wipe off VERY EASILY with even a dry microfibre cloth. The piano black is more of an issue due to how easily it scratches. (the screens don’t scratch)

    5. Big duphus AJ Avatar
      Big duphus AJ

      All modern cars are junk bar a few Japanese ones. Anyone in denial of this is NOT a mechanic or is easily conned by branding.

  9. Izzo Avatar

    £28 000 for a rear seat upgrade!?😳 Did Mat make a mistake

    1. rdspam Avatar

      “Executive Pack – £11,025 “ is the most expensive I see in the configuration process.

    2. Big duphus AJ Avatar
      Big duphus AJ

      they making it up as they go along now because theres still a bunch of people who get a kick out of financing something that they cannot afford full stop. because they ignore figures till the courts order them to pay it all back they dont care about another £11 grand. My mate has a spanking new base model 911 and was tapping me money for his wine for the fishing trip we done. He knows its all fake and will end in tears as he asked me not to tell anyone, he didnt want anyone else to know he was living paycheck to paycheck with a Porsche in his driveway. This is common too as i got told of a McLaren 720 owner i know needed to tap his dad and brother to take his wife and daughter on a 3day trip to IOM.

    3. Mad Max Avatar
      Mad Max

      @rdspamyeah he made a mistake

  10. dwftube Avatar

    Personally I think the range should be taken as that which can be achieved *before* the car goes into any kind of tortoise mode.

    1. Ivan Vinitskyy Avatar
      Ivan Vinitskyy

      If you can’t hit roads speed limit it’s over. Tortoise mode normally reduced power, which is fine. Most cars only need about 50kw to reach legal speeds so they have plenty to reduce from before hitting that.

    2. robin yesil Avatar
      robin yesil

      I’ve found the merc fan

    3. Big duphus AJ Avatar
      Big duphus AJ

      its weird how the electric guys claim electric is faster yet the electric cars are on the motorway getting overtaken by trucks limited to 56mph. ohh and considering how many Tesla are on UK roads, WHY is it they are the most frequently seen broken down car on our hard shoulders? well Tesla, Audi & BMW usually.

    4. Ivan Vinitskyy Avatar
      Ivan Vinitskyy

      @Big duphus AJ the only thing weird is your approach to information and disinformation. Just get better at it already, it’s getting annoying.

  11. Afri Car Avatar
    Afri Car

    Me : I can’t get to the interview in time
    Mercedes on 0percent : Yup we done.
    BMW 0percent : I gotchu bro.

  12. Suhail Jamil Avatar
    Suhail Jamil

    That i7 with the optional rear screen and seating upgrade is simply stunning. Absolutely love it. Im actually more impressed with it after watching this video. That Merc seems like they have ploughed £100k into making the front screen and skimpt on everything else can’t believe the poor build quality in a £180k motor is simply pathetic, and yet still putting in faux leather interiors in there is simply criminal at this price level…. Can’t imagine who would buy one?!

    1. A R Avatar
      A R

      I agree, the EQS in the flesh looks terrible and very cheap looking. Extremely underwhelming and doesn’t feel anything like a Mercedes

  13. Beinjar Avatar

    0:49 The rear wheel steering on the Mercedes is excellent 👌

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yep. The rear wheel steering of the EQS looked like Benneton B195.

  14. Spasm975 Avatar

    I agree that EQS was interesting when it came out, right now it’s very boring, and also I agree about the BMW the impression has grown with time as we get used to it, the same story was with Beaver-teeth M3/M4. I’m just worried that the new XM and M2 will never get to that point 😆

  15. Hall Michael Avatar
    Hall Michael

    Funnily enough I agree that I have gone off the EQS and the I7 has grown on me. The BMW looks like a proper car for this level of money.

    1. A R Avatar
      A R

      I agree, the sight of the I7 made me sick until I saw it in real life and it’s actually very nice and looks grand/expensive

  16. SDav21 Avatar

    So the EQS didn’t have to look like that to get great range. Nice to know.

    1. Diego Mendi Avatar
      Diego Mendi

      Exactly, one would think it makes sense but apparently not so much.

  17. SatanDotExe Avatar

    You should do one of these tests with plug-in hybrids to see how much their claimed vs actual electric-only mode ranges are!

  18. Haja Klar Avatar
    Haja Klar

    Daniel is just the best presenter to get! Great choice for the german channel and love to see him here too as well! There’s a couple other good guys but very fine choice!

  19. mczeljk Avatar

    The inly thing BMW should takes notes of is that you apparently can integrate your screens in the car nicely and you don’t need to simply stick it onto the dashboard

    1. jerzy Avatar

      I think its still better than the EQS, having a huge, unsymmetrical piece of glass with two randomly placed screens with huge bezels around them

  20. ciclídeos de tanganica Avatar
    ciclídeos de tanganica

    É indiscutível que esse interior da i7 é imbatível. Essa tela que desce do teto e essas telinhas de controle nas portas são magníficas e inigualáveis.

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