Mercedes-EQ, the electric vehicle vertical of Mercedes-Benz, has introduced the Mercedes-Benz EQE at the IAA Show in Munich. The EQE is the third Mercedes-EQ vehicle in the electric segment. Mercedes-EQ will offer the EQE in two variants – Standard and an AMG Line. As an option, the car is also available with a rear-wheel steering.
Mercedes-Benz EQE – Design Highlights
The Mercedes-Benz EQE features the same design language that made its debut with the EQS luxury electric sedan. The car features a closed front grille finished in piano black with intricate detailing. The AMG-Line model also comes with an illuminated tri-star logo on the front. Compared to the EQS, the grille appears to dip further into the bumper and integrates a sharper set of headlamps. The LED light signature on the DRL is also different from the EQS. The brand is also offering additional options on the alloy wheels, including a set of aero wheels. The alloy wheels range from 19-inch to 20-inch in size.
The EQE comes with a progressive roofline that blends far into the rear deck. The car also comes with electrically operated pop-out door handles and a boot-lid integrated spoiler to optimise the vehicle’s aerodynamic stability. Like the Mercedes-Benz EQS, the smaller cousin also comes with a drag coefficient of just 0.20 cD, making them the most aerodynamic production car in the world.
Mercedes-Benz EQE – Dimensions
The EQE slots below the Mercedes-Benz EQS similar to how the brand positions its E-Class and S-Class range. The Mercedes-Benz EQE measures 4,934mm in length and 3,122mm of wheelbase. To put things into perspective, the EQS comes with an overall length of 5,265mm and a wheelbase of 3,210mm.
Mercedes-Benz EQE – Interior Features
On the inside, the Mercedes-Benz EQE comes with a 12.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The car also gets a 12.2-inch digital cluster as standard. But higher specification models also come with an MBUX Hyperscreen similar to the EQS. The screens also feature a Blue-Orange colour scheme and newly updated display themes. The sporty AMG-Line also features sporty seats and a steering wheel. Seats also come with pre-programmed massage functions as well as new Forest Glade, Sounds of the Sea, and Summer Rain relaxation options.
Mercedes-Benz EQE – Powertrain and Range
Mercedes-Benz revealed that the EQE350 would come with a 215 kW electric motor that draws power from a 90.6 kWh battery pack. The electric motor is capable of producing 288 Hp of power and 530 Nm of torque on demand. The electric vehicle comes with a rear-wheel-drive as standard but also comes with 4Matic all-wheel-drive technology. The battery pack can return a range of 660 km on a single charge, according to the WLTP test cycle. Charging takes just 31 minutes on a fast charger to achieve 0-80% SOC. The EQE will also come with optional rear-wheel steering and Airmatic air suspension.