Mercedes-Benz presented the EQE electric car at the IAA Mobility exhibition in Munich (Germany). This is a business-class sedan that is being touted as the electric equivalent of the E-class. It will compete with the Tesla Model S and the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron.
The length, width and height of the Mercedes-Benz EQE are 4946, 1961 and 1512 mm, respectively. In terms of dimensions, it is close to the modern CLS, while inside it is more spacious not only of it, but also of the E-class: in comparison with the latter, the interior of the novelty is 80 mm longer and 27 mm wider (in the area of the “shoulders”). Wheelbase – 3122 mm.
Stylistically, the EQE is similar to the flagship EQS produced since May 2021. It has similar body proportions with a short nose, sloping rear and a long cab. However, the EQS is noticeably larger: its length is 5216 mm.
The electric car has been carefully designed in terms of aerodynamics – the drag coefficient Cx is only 0.20. Previously, only one production car in the world could boast of such a thing – EQS.
Following the example of the flagship, the MBUX Hyperscreen media complex is installed in the cabin, which combines three large displays under one-piece glass with a length of 142 cm (56 inches). But such a system is offered only as an option, the “base” provides a separate 12.2-inch dashboard screen and a 12.8-inch touchscreen in the center.
Now the Germans have announced only one version – EQE 350. It has a rear electric motor with a capacity of 292 hp. (215 kW). The drive, respectively, is rear. Along with the EQE 350, a twin-engine version will also go on sale, which has not yet been mentioned.
The lithium-ion battery consists of ten modules with a total capacity of 90 kWh. Cruising range – 660 km on the WLTP cycle. Using powerful stations, you can charge the sedan from 10 to 80% in 31 minutes.
The car is equipped with a four-link suspension at the front and a multi-link at the rear. Following the example of the S-Class, the rear wheels can turn up to 10 degrees, but buyers will have to pay extra for this system. Airmatic air suspension is optional.
The Mercedes-Benz EQE is slated to enter the market in mid-2022. Prices have not been disclosed yet.