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One of the brand new models making its debut at the IAA Munich Motor Show is the Mercedes-Benz EQE. The new electric vehicle sporting the three-spoke star logo was recently unveiled in its EQE 350 trim, which is shown here.
The EQE is the fully electric counterpart of the petrol E-Class, and it sits below the EQS in Mercedes’s EQ hierarchy. With that, it looks a bit like the flagship EV EQS from the German automaker with slightly modified styling cues to keep them distinct from each other.
The EQE follows the traditional sedan design instead of the EQS liftback styling and is shorter than the EQS. The former is 196.6 inches in length with a wheelbase of 122.9 inches compared to a length of 207 inches and a wheelbase of 126.5 inches. The EQE also includes a larger grille studded with small illuminated three-spoke stars flanking the Mercedes logo, thinner headlights and various wheel designs to choose from with sizes ranging from 19 to 20 inches. The car’s design also emphasizes aerodynamic efficiency, resulting in an overall drag coefficient of 0.20.
The EQE is powered by a 215 kW electric motor mounted on the rear axle capable of producing up to 288 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. The numbers are handled by a single-speed transmission to a rear-wheel drive system or an all-wheel-drive system adding another motor to the front axle.
The electric vehicle is equipped with a 90.6 kWh battery that provides the car with an electric range of 410 miles based on the European WLTP cycle. The electric sedan can be charged 10-80% in just 31 minutes using a DC fast charger.
New driving dynamics
Other highlights of the EQE include a four-link suspension and multi-link rear like the S-Class. Taking steering options from the rear axle allows the Benz to achieve a 10-degree steering angle reducing its turning radius of 6 feet. Plus, it comes with ADS + adaptive shocks that lower the car’s ride height by an inch when running above 75 mph to help reduce drag and increase stability as well as manual tuning. of the lift suspension that increases the ride height by an inch to let the vehicle safely traverse bumps and small obstacles along the way when cruising at 25 mph and below.
The EQE adopts the same interior details found in the EQS, in particular the 56-inch MBUX hyper-display which seamlessly houses the digital instrument cluster, touchscreen infotainment system, passenger-side display and augmented reality head-up display. It also benefits from all the active safety systems as standard present in the EQS, such as emergency braking, high beam assist and Pre-Safe collision detection which can be combined with the assistance package. optional driving.
The all-new EQE is expected to go on sale by mid-2022 at European and American Mercedes dealerships.