The German company has released the EQE electric sedan with a 292-horsepower engine and a power reserve of 660 kilometers.
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the EQE sedan at the Munich Motor Show, which can be called an electric alternative to the E-Class. The novelty will compete with the commensurate Tesla Model S and the future Audi A6 e-tron.
The car differs from the standard E-Class by a more coupe-like body silhouette, as well as optics made in the style of the flagship EQS electric car, presented in the spring of 2021. In addition, the novelty received the same black plug in place of the radiator grille, behind which a complex of sensors and video cameras of semi-automatic control systems is hidden. As with the EQS, the new EQE has a drag coefficient of 0.20, making it the most aerodynamically tuned production car in the world.
The interior also echoes the interior of the flagship EQS: the MBUX Hyperscreen infotainment complex is available as an option for the sedan with a huge 56-inch screen across the entire width of the dashboard.
It combines three displays: a 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster, a 17-inch multimedia touchscreen and a 12.3-inch front passenger display. The number of physical buttons and switches is kept to a minimum. Other innovative systems include the owner’s fingerprint scanner and augmented reality navigator.
Plus, for an additional fee, the car can be equipped with a fully steered chassis with rear wheels turning at a slight angle, as well as an adaptive air suspension.
At the start of sales, the Mercedes-Benz EQE will be available with a single 292 hp engine. and rear wheel drive. Later, the model will have a variant with two electric units and all drive wheels. The declared power reserve is 660 kilometers.
Serial production of the Mercedes-Benz EQE will begin in mid-2022. Car prices will be announced later.