Mercedes-AMG EQE debuts with standard all-wheel drive, rear axle steering and up to 687 PS in Boost mode for the EQE 53 top-of-the-range version. The magical Hyperscreen though is optional.
Mercedes sends a new EVA2-based luxury performance electric sedan to the streets. It is the AMG EQE in two output variants. The EQE 43 4MATIC plays the part of the entry-level version. Meanwhile, the EQE 53 4MATIC+ takes things one step further.
They both feature two electric permanently excited synchronous motors, with one on each axle, thus providing fully variable all-wheel drive.
The 43 goes for 476 PS, while the 53 goes as far as 687 PS, when the future owner ticks the AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package and engages the boost mode. The entry-level version hits 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in 4.2 seconds, while the top-ranger only needs 3.5 or 3.3 seconds, with 70% state-of-charge. 210 km/h (130 mph) and 220 km/h (137 mph) (240 km/h with AMG DYNAMIC PLUS), respectively, are their top speeds.
If you have doubts regarding the emotional experience behind the steering wheel of an electric performance sedan, fret not! Leave it to Mercedes to give you the acoustic experience that a V8 normally would. They thus use special speakers, a bass actuator and a sound generator. All the drive has to do is select Balanced, Sport or Powerful to adjust tonality.
A new-gen 90.6 kWh lithium-ion battery consisting of ten modules and 360 pouch cells stores the energy. Mercedes offers the possibility to install updates for the battery management system over-the-air for continuous improvements over the life cycle. The battery charges in just 15 minutes enough for a 180-kilometer (120-mile) drive.
Mercedes claims a provisional range figures between 462 and 523 kilometers (288-325 miles) for the AMG 43 4MATIC. Meanwhile, the AMG 53 4MATIC+ can travel between 444-518 kilometers (276-322 miles) before it needs a plug.
Mercedes-AMG EQE looks so typically AMG
The Mercedes-AMG EQE is easy to spot out there, as it comes with all the goodies that AMG usually provides in terms of design. The standard DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps flank the AMG-specific black panel grille with hot-stamped vertical struts in chrome. The front bumper in the body color contrasts with the front apron in typical AMG A-wing design in high-gloss black and featuring chrome trim. There are also air diffusers on the left and right in high-gloss black for the so-called AIR CURTAIN effect. A prominent rear spoiler brings extra downforce and better airflow for upgraded efficiency. The cars also sport AMG light-alloy wheels with aerodynamic optimization.
The AMG sports design seemingly continues on board. The driver and front passenger will sit in the AMG seats with individual graphics in ARTICO man-made leather with contrasting red decorative topstitching. The backrests of the front seats and the front head restraints display the AMG badges.
The driver will have their share of fun holding the AMG Performance steering wheel in two-spoke design and nappa leather with the flattened bottom section. There are AMG sports pedals and AMG floor mats on board as well.
The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC and 53 4MATIC+ optionally get the spectacular MBUX Hyperscreen.
Details on pricing will be available closer to the market launch date. Mercedes keeps that info under wraps as well for the moment.