The Munich motor show opens its doors and Mercedes-Benz unveils the EQE, the newest member of its “EQ” family of pure electric vehicles. An electric sedan that reflects the relationship that the E-Class has with the S-Class by borrowing elements from the top-of-the-line EQS but at the same time having its own character.
The EQE becomes the second model based on Daimler’s EVA2 architecture (after the EQS) and has a length of 4,946mm and a wheelbase of up to 3.12 meters. Compared to the EQS, it is 27 cm shorter with a 9 cm shorter wheelbase but what is more interesting is that while its length is almost identical to that of the E-Class, its wheelbase is 8 cm longer!
In appearance, the Mercedes-Benz EQE borrows several elements from her older sister but more importantly, adopts the same philosophy of “sensual purity” which means that the gaps between the panels, lines and transitions have been kept to a minimum, creating a completely attractive result.
Obviously, several details come from the EQS with minor or large modifications (see front and rear lanterns, wings, grille, etc.) while the German brand speaks of a “very good” CD drag coefficient thanks to the almost flat floor, the small gaps between the panels for the closed grille.
The cabin will be familiar to anyone who has seen the EQS, which means it is differentiated from the petrol/diesel-powered E-Class with the highlight not being anything other than the fantastic 1.41-meter “Hyperscreen”. This covers most of the dashboard hosting in a single panel 3 screens.
Initially, the Mercedes-Benz EQE will be available in the “350” version which is equipped with an electric motor on the rear axle, which produces 292 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque. The electric motor draws energy from a 90 kWh battery that offers an impressive range of between 545 and 660 km (410 miles) per charge
Mercedes does not publish at this point detailed technical characteristics but states that charging with a conventional 11 kW charger takes just over 8 hours while in a 170 kW fast charger, it takes no more than 32 minutes.