Mercedes-Benz has unveiled their quiver of flagship EVs this IAA (Internationale Automobil Ausstellung, held at Munich)
Let’s discuss the all new EQE on this post, the electric variant of the E Klasse.
Speaking of the EQE, this mid-range electric sedan is probably going to be the most popular EV Mercedes-Benz ever launched, given its cheaper price and affordability compared to the Mercedes EQS.
However, there are numerous similarities between the both sedans. For starters, the EQE shares the same EVA platform with its older brother, the EQS.
Both cars are almost identical design-wise – They stay true to their one-bow design mantra (the arched curve of the roof line). Like the EQS, the EQE also comes with a black panel grill.
The one thing that the EQS has and the EQE don’t is a large tailgate. With a 4.99 meters length the EQE would be already 20 centimetres shorter than the EQS.
I would say, in terms of dimensions, the EQE is kinda relatable to the CLS.
What about the interior? Well, the interior too is pretty much adopted from the EQS – The latest MBUX is loaded. EQE too comes with a huge hyperscreen, with its three integrated interfaces. However, this is more of an optional feature than a standard. Nevertheless the safety feature that come along with MBUX hyperscreen is exceptional (ofcourse with such big flashy screens the driver could possibly get distracted). The solution is a camera based tech that works with your eyes. If the camera detects that the driver is looking onto the front passenger’s display, the content shown there is automatically dimmed!
The rear-axle steering and the automatic comfort doors from the EQS are also available in the EQE, but with the catch that they are extras. Have we talked about the powertrain yet?
The battery pack has a capacity of 90 kWh, which facilitates a range of 660 kms, making it a decent limousine for long journeys. This version of the EQE comes with a 292 hp and 530 Nm of torque. There would be several more variants, including the EQE AMG that may outplay cars like the Tesla Model S Plaid.
The EQE could be charged using a DC current station of 170 kW in under 32 minutes. Which means within a 15 minute interval, you would get a massive 250 km range on your EQE.
This limousine is expected to cost around a 75,000 euros and would start production by mid-2022. Let us know what you guys think about the EQE in the comments section below.
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