The new Mercedes EQE 43 4Matic and 53 4Matic, come to prove that electric drive does not require undermining driving pleasure.
Compared to the “basic” EQE, the hot versions incorporate a second electric motor, permanent magnet, which helps to launch the combined performance to 476 PS/858 Nm and 626 PS/950 NM in the EQE 43 and EQE 53 respectively. The “thirst” for explosive performance is also met by the AMG Dynamic Plus package that takes off the power of the electric motors of the most powerful variant at 687 horsepower and 1,000 Nm.
The models are distinguished for their explosive performance, let alone the EQE 53, which requires only 3.5 sec to complete the 0-100 km/h sprint, a value that can slide to 3.3 sec by using the optional package. The Mercedes EQE 43 is also fast, with the 0-100 being a case of 4.2 dl.
In order to achieve the above numbers, a decisive role has been played by some upgrades to the electric motors, which have special windings, a high voltage system and a special electric water pump to optimize their cooling.
The electricity is stored in a battery with a capacity of 90.6 kWh that in a power fast charger can be supplied with 200 km of range in just 15 minutes, at the same time that in a charging cycle they can travel around 500 km.
Both models are endowed with four “Slippery, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus” drivers, with the EQE 53 also benefiting from the Race Start mode that is paired exclusively with the Dynamic Plus package.
The EQE 53 & 43 “sits” 5 mm. lower than the standard versions, with ground clearance reduced by an additional 15 mm. if the Sport and Sport Plus drivers are selected.
The list of changes also includes a special audio production system signed by the AMG Sound Experience, as well as “aggressive” stylistic touches to the grille, bumpers and air inlets, with the wheels having a diameter of 20 or 21 inches.
Also available is the AMG Night package that gives the electric sedans a darker look, thanks to the extensive use of black elements.
Finally, the cabin trim is adorned by an AMG flat-bottom steering wheel, sport seats, separate pedals, and Alcantara upholstery. A leading role is also played by the impressive Complex of Hyperscreen displays with its unlimited capabilities and unrivalled computing power.