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Tested: 2021 Genesis G80 3.5T vs. Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Specifications

2021 Genesis G80 3.5T

Vehicle Type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

PRICE

$60,145/$66,645

Options: Prestige package, $6000, Saville Silver, $500

ENGINE

twin-turbocharged DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 212 in3, 3470 cm3

Power: 375 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque: 391 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

CHASSIS

Suspension, F/R: multilink/multilink

Brakes, F/R: 14.2-in vented disc/13.6-in vented disc

Tires: Pirelli P Zero All Season

F: 245/40R-20 99W M+S GOE

R: 275/35R-20 102W M+S GOE

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 118.5 in

Length: 196.7 in

Width: 75.8 in

Height: 57.7 in

Passenger Volume: 104 ft3

Trunk Volume: 13 ft3

Curb Weight: 4321 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 4.9 sec

100 mph: 11.8 sec

1/4-Mile: 13.4 sec @ 106 mph

120 mph: 17.4 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.

Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 5.7 sec

Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.9 sec

Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.6 sec

Top Speed (C/D est): 155 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 174 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.87 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

Observed: 25 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

Combined/City/Highway: 22/19/27 mpg

2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic
Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

PRICE

Base/As Tested: $63,050/$75,390

Options: Premium package, $2300, Driver Assistance package, $1950, AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension, $1900, Nut Brown/Black leather, $1620, Acoustic Comfort package, $1100, panorama roof, $1000, 19-inch AMG 10-spoke wheels, $1000, Graphite Gray metallic paint, $720, augmented video for navigation, $350, MBUX interior assistant, $200, Inductive wireless charging with NFC pairing, $200, $100 credit for missing standard hands-free access (-$100)

ENGINE

turbocharged DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 183 in3, 3000 cm3

Power: 362 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque: 369 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

Transmission: 9-speed automatic

CHASSIS

Suspension, F/R: multilink/multilink

Brakes, F/R: 14.2-in vented, cross-drilled disc/14.2-in vented disc

Tires: Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season Runonflat

F: 245/40R-19 98H M+S MOExtended ★ RSC

R: 245/40R-19 98H M+S MOExtended ★ RSC

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 115.7 in

Length: 194.3 in

Width: 73.7 in

Height: 57.8 in

Passenger Volume: 97 ft3

Trunk Volume: 13 ft3

Curb Weight: 4318 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 4.3 sec

100 mph: 11.0 sec

1/4-Mile: 12.9 sec @ 108 mph

120 mph: 16.5 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.

Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 5.2 sec

Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.8 sec

Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.6 sec

Top Speed (gov ltd): 129 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 195 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.84 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

Observed: 27 mpg

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

Combined/City/Highway: 26/23/30 mpg

C/D TESTING EXPLAINED

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