The EQE is very much like a smaller but better-looking EQS.
Unlike the EQS, the EQE is a traditional sedan and not a hatchback.
It will feature a 90.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack good for more than 625km of range.
The 2021 Munich Motor Show will have been a seriously electrified affair for Mercedes-Benz. Following the reveals of the EQG and Mercedes-Maybach EQS concepts, the EQB, and the Mercedes-AMG EQS 4MATIC+, Benz has introduced the EQE.
The EQE will be an important new vehicle for Mercedes-Benz. The stunning EQS is obviously aimed at an upscale clientele, but the EQE is destined for a far larger market. As a slightly more affordable offering, it will find favour with premium car buyers, from luxury car buyers to fleet operators.
The EQE‘s silhouette is very similar to that of the EQS, both being extremely aerodynamic. Visual differences include the shape of the headlights and the single rear marker light. The EQE is also more streamlined, with its side windows appearing less stretched than those of the limousine-sized EQS. Where the EQE matches its sister car is in its aerodynamic coefficient, which registers a rating of 0.20. Concretely, the 2023 EQE is shorter than the EQS, with an overall length of 4,934 mm compared to 5,265 mm. As for the wheelbase, the EQE stretches 3,122 mm to the EQS’ 3,210 mm.
The Mercedes-Benz EQE 350’s cabin is also heavily inspired by the EQS. The EQE’s dashboard is all but entirely composed of screens, as an option, in what Mercedes-Benz calls the Hyperscreen. The instrument panel behind the steering wheel and the passenger’s display both measure 12.3 inches while the central screen stretches 17.7 inches along with the latest iteration of Benz’s MBUX. As standard, the EQE 350 will be delivered with a pair of screens, a 12.3-inch IP, and a 12.8-inch central display.
In Canada, the EQE 350 will include 4MATIC or a second electric motor for AWD capabilities. According to Mercedes-Benz Canada, the twin-motor layout will produce a combined 288 horsepower and a maximum torque of 391 lb-ft. Oddly, the single-motor EQE 350 is said to offer the same power level. Either way, a 90.6-kWh lithium-ion battery pack which should deliver up to 410 miles (between 545 and 660 km) of range based on the European WLTP cycle.
Other mechanical aspects include must-have rear steering or all-wheel steering. The rear wheels can turn a maximum of 10 degrees, dramatically improving maneuverability. Also, Benz’s AIRMATIC suspension will not only allow the car to lower on the highway for better handling, but comfort levels will also increase.
The first examples of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE are expected in the second half of 2022.