Wondering about major differences between BMW iX and Mercedes EQS SUV. Sat and test drove iX 50 and EQS 450 4matic (~330 hp model). To me, the iX and 450 felt very similar in interior quality. The Merc has lots of ambient lighting which looks pretty cool, but the ipad screen in the center doesn’t look as nice as the BMW’s curved display. The iX starts 20k less, and my spec is about 100k fully loaded, and it seems to me that this is a much better value compared to EQS starting at 105k for base model with no options and less hp (slightly worse interior quality comparing BMW Amido leather to EQS base leather). However, the EQS 580 comes with similar hp to iX 50 and the hyperscreen, which I am sure is going to be much nicer than the base vertical ipad in the 450. However, a base 580 is almost 130k, and still has less features than loaded iX 50 at 100k. Driving both iX 50 and EQS 450, both were extremely smooth and comfortable, couldn’t tell difference in suspension and road noise (maybe Benz is slightly quieter?). BMW drove and handled better for sure. Technology wise both seem similar, maybe upper hand to BMW for providing more features at lower cost. In terms of range I don’t think they are very different, both over 300 (BMW probably slightly more). Overall, wondering if there is really any benefit to EQS SUV over iX other than 3rd row, which I am not really looking for. To me seems the iX 50 is better than EQS 450 in pretty much every way, and is about equal to 580 (better driving dynamics, interior almost the same level) but for much less price. Hoping for anyone’s thoughts, especially those who tried both. Thank you.