Several prototypes of the future electric Mercedes-Benz EQE and EQS luxury sedans were caught together during a test session in northern Europe. The production models will be presented in 2021 and 2022.
Mercedes-Benz has quickly prepared a plan for its range electrification and the launch of the EQ family has confirmed the Stuttgart manufacturer’s intentions. The Germans already have two electric models in their portfolio (EQC and EQV), and in the near future we will witness the debut of the new EQA, EQB and EQS.
At the same time, the German manufacturer has also started a series of tests with the future EQE, the electric equivalent of the E-Class and their first mid-size electric sedan to be introduced in the range in 2022. Now, several prototypes of the new EQE were caught wearing camouflage during a test session in northern Europe, in winter conditions and our colleagues from Motor1.com have published the spy video.
In terms of design, the future EQE will rely on a series of stylistic elements that the Germans will introduce in the range with the launch of EQS, whose production model was anticipated through the Vision EQS concept. A camouflaged EQS can also be seen running alongside the EQE in the spy video. Mercedes’ top electric model will also have an AMG tuned variant, expected to offer as much as 600 hp.
The EQA, EQB and EQC broadly share their design with the GLA, GLB and GLC respectively. The Mercedes EQE is logically related to the E-Class, but at first glance the styling differences are huge. Striking details are the low-positioned headlights, the relatively high C-pillar and the sloping roofline.
According to sources close to the Stuttgart manufacturer, the new high-class sedan will be developed on the MEA modular architecture dedicated to electric vehicles. It will rely on two electric motors, one on each axle, and the top version would deliver over 400 horsepower. At the same time, the battery pack prepared by the Germans will ensure a range of at least 600 kilometers.
By the end of 2022, there will be 10 electric models in the German manufacturer’s range.