Mercedes-Benz unveiled the production version of its new EQE electric sedan at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show in Munich, Germany. With EQE, the German luxury and commercial vehicle manufacturer moved to full electrification with some new concepts and designs, but there was no significant change in the core design language. Mercedes said the EQE features a sporty “design on purpose” and offers a “sensual purity” reflected by its reduced joints and flawless design. The EQE sits right behind the top-of-the-line EQS model, which directly competes with the Tesla Model S. The new electric vehicle has an impressive range.
The EQE is, however, more compact than the EQS with a 90 mm shorter wheelbase. The protrusions and the front edge are also kept short. The 19- to 21-inch wheels, supported by a well-built, muscular shoulder section, give the EQE an athletic character. The external dimension is comparable to the CLS – no tailgate, fixed rear window and trunk lid.
The new model has improved spacing by adding 80mm to the internal length, which includes 27mm shoulder space at the front. The seating position is higher, which should make travelers more confident. The luggage capacity is 430 liters. “In terms of noise and vibration comfort, the EQE is among the best in class,” Mercedes said in a statement, specifying the features of the EQE.
The company says the interior spacing improvement exceeds that of the E-Class.
range and battery
Mercedes said the battery has a usable energy content of 90 kWh and a range of up to 660 kilometers. This makes EQE suitable for long distance travel. DC charging capacity is up to 170kW. The model has an energy consumption of 19.3-15.7 kWh / 100km and zero CO2 emissions. When the product is launched on the market, it will include two variants.
Mercedes will launch the model on a global scale from mid-2022. For the global market, production will be in Bremen, northwestern Germany, and in Beijing, for the Chinese market.
Markus Schafer, Board Member of Daimler AG and COO of Mercedes-Benz Cars said: “With the new EQE, we can quickly make the high-tech solutions of our EQS electric car available to a wider group of buyers”.
Speaking about the “numerous smart functions that make everyday life easier”, Britta Seeger, member of the Boards of Directors of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG said: “This includes Plug & Charge, eg plug in and EQE is charged without authentication or additional registration. ”