Only 6,000-Euro Price Gap Between the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4Matic and the EQE 53 4Matic

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AMG versions of the Mercedes EQE are now available for order. The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4Matic costs 103,827.50 euros and the top model Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic is priced at 109,777.50 euros, being only 6,000 euros more expensive.

Mercedes has announced the prices for the two AMG versions of the EQE and there is a gap of only 6,000 euros between them, even though the power difference is more than 200 HP  (203 PS).

Thus, the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4Matic develops 476 HP (483 PS) and 858 Nm (633 lb-ft) and costs 103,827.50 euro. The range-topping Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4Matic develops 626 HP (635 PS) and 950 Nm (701 lb ft)  (687 hp (697 ps) and 1,000 Nm (738 lb ft)) with the AMG Dynamic Plus package inclued. Both use permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM).

Both versions have fast accelerations: 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds for the EQE 43 4Matic and 3.5/3.3 seconds for the EQE 53 4Matic. But these figures happen on one condition in both cases. The battery needs to be 50% and 70% charged, respectively, for the driver to enjoy these fast accelerations. Top speed is limited to 210 km/h, 220/240 km/h, respectively

AMG Ride Control adaptive air suspension and all-wheel steering with a 3.6-degree rear-axle steering angle are standard. The adaptive suspension is based on the AMG EQS and AMG GT 4-door coupe system and features two so-called pressure limiting valves. One is for the rebound phase and the other one for the compression phase. Both valves work independently, allowing a wider range of adjustment between Comfort and Sport mode.

In S and S+, the suspension is 15 mm lower. Meanwhile, in Comfort mode, it only drops to the same level when the car drives at speeds above 120 km/h and returns when the speed drops below 80 km/h.

The driver can choose between five ride programs: ‘Slippery’, ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’, ‘Sport+’ and ‘Individual. These programmes not only modify the engine response but also the amount of power delivered as follows:

      
Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MaticMercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic+
Slippery 50% output (175 kW)50% output (230 kW)
Confort 85% output (300 kW)80% output (368 kW)
Sport90% output (325 kW)90% output (414 kW)
Sport+100% output ( 350 kW)100% output (460 kW)
race Start 100% output (350 kW)100% output (460 kW)
race Start with boost functionnot available110% power (505 kW)

Mercedes wanted to make its electric sports models more attractive and offers several sound types that can be accessed in any driving mode: “Balanced”, “Sport” and “Powerful”. The Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic with the AMG Dynamic Plus package has an additional Performance mode.

The AMG Dynamic Plus package (€4,760) includes a 110% power boost in Race Start mode, a Performance sound feature and an increased top speed from 220 to 240 km/h.

The Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic+ comes standard with 20-inch alloy wheels in a twin spoke design and Digital Light headlights. The seats are upholstered in Artico artificial leather combined with microfibre and red topstitching. Nappa leather upholstery costs an extra €2,701.30.

The Burmester 3D Surround audio system costs 868.50 euro. The Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic comes standard with the 11.9-inch portrait screen and you can order the famous Hyperscreen but is very expensive – 8,568 euro. As we noticed in the EQS 580 4Matic test, the Hyperscreen (standard on the EQS 580 4Matic) does not have a better resolution than the standard screen.

Two types of 21-inch wheels (1,071 euro and 2,023 euro) can also be ordered as an option. The optional 21-inch wheels can be combined with the ceramic disc brakes (4,998 euro extra).

Both versions have the same 90.6 kWh battery. In this case, the + sign placed after the 4Matic badge does not signify the presence of a larger battery as in the case of EQS. Instead, it stands “for the whole additional performance and dynamism,” as Merrcedes claims.