Western publications have captured a camouflaged prototype of a charged electric Mercedes-AMG EQE. According to rumors, the new product will be able to boast a capacity of more than 500 horsepower.
Last November, a few weeks after the official announcement of the Mercedes-Benz EQE electric sedan, patent applications were filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, hinting at possible versions of an electric novelty from Mercedes-AMG. The German automaker has registered the trademarks EQE 43, EQE 53 and EQE 63, thereby spreading rumors of future electric models with very powerful motors. It turns out these rumors are true.
Today we can share the first spy photos of the Mercedes EQE prototype, in a charged version from the sports brand Mercedes-AMG.
The production version of the electric sedan in its conventional form, which can best be described as the zero-emission equivalent of the E-Class, has yet to make its debut, although more powerful variants appear to be underway.
At this very early stage of development, when there were no electric models from Mercedes-AMG yet (apart from the SLS Electric Drive), it is really difficult to tell which of the three models was captured by the camera. Foreign spies captured a test car at the Nurburgring, and the photos show a prototype with many production body parts.
Orange brake calipers at the front and massive wheels tell us that this is the latest from Mercedes-AMG. The perforated and ventilated front brake discs hint at a more powerful electric powertrain under the bonnet, and we assume the “entry-level” EQE 43 AMG has been spotted by reporters.