Only a few days have passed since the official presentation of the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic + and Mercedes is already testing the second electric AMG model, Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic.
This summer, Mercedes announced that each Mercedes model will have an electric version and AMG sub-brand will be electrified.
Thus, after the official presentation of the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic + at the IAA Munich autoshow, Mercedes is already testing the AMG version of the new EQE which will most likely be called the Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic.
From the first information it seems that the AMG version of EQE will have the same 90 kWh battery from EQE and there will be no option of the large 107.8 kWh battery from EQS. That’s why the model is called Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic and not Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic + because + means bigger battery.
Unlike conventional models that have the same power like is the case of the AMG E 63 and the former AMG S 63, the power of the AMG EQE will be slightly lower than the AMG EQS. Mercedes officials have announced that performance versions with a power of about 500 kW are planned. That means exactly 680 HP, compared to 761 HP at AMG EQS 53 4Matic +.
It is interesting to note that both models have the sufix 53, which means that Mercedes also keep some cards for a top version with the badge 63.
Taking into consideration that the new PHEV model Mercedes-AMG GT E-Performance 4-doors develops 843 HP, it is obvious that a possible version 63 of the EQS and EQE could exceed 800 and 700 HP respectively. A Mercedes-AMG EQE 63 4Matic version would make sense to compete with the Tesla Model S Plaid.
Mercedes EQE debuts in mid-2022 so an AMG version based on this model will not appear sooner than the second half of 2022.