Or have we got that the wrong way around?
At first it may seem like an impossible comparison. One of these cars is an EV while the other is powered by a twin-turbo V8. However, both are jam packed with technology and give off a sense of "yeah, I've made it big in the world." The new Mercedes-Benz S500 and the Tesla Model S are two hot-selling large luxury sedans that appeal to many of the same potential customers. Each one, especially when fully-loaded, costs well over $100k.
And, of course, each has its downsides. But in a direct head-to-head comparison, Motor Trend managed to pick a winner. So is it even possible to directly compare an EV to a gasoline-powered car? Has Tesla finally surpassed Mercedes' flagship? Check out the video to find out.