Mercedes’ Tesla Model S-rival EQE is priced at £ 76,450 and up, according to the model’s new online configurator. Currently, only the EQE 350 version is priced online – we’re still waiting to see what the AMG 43 and 53 will cost. As for the 350, the cheapest version comes in AMG line trim.
It is followed by the AMG Line Premium at £ 81,450, and the AMG Premium Line Plus at £ 88,450. Also costing £ 88,450 is exclusive luxury. Only optional extras are available in different paint finishes – otherwise, the spec is indicated by the trim level.
Two notable exceptions to the configuration are the 1.4-meter wide ‘hyperscreen’ display that extends across the entire dashboard and rear-wheel steering system. Mercedes has confirmed to UK Auto Express that two features are currently unavailable for UK-bound EQE – without giving a reason.
New 2022 Mercedes EQE: Exterior Design and Chassis
The EQE is an all-electric replica of the E-Class Saloon and the second model in Mercedes’ all-electric EQ line-up based on a purpose-built electric vehicle platform.
These dimensions, combined with the smooth, almost four-door-coupe-like design, mean that the EQE profile bears more resemblance to the CLS than to the E-Class saloon. The overhangs are kept smaller than the EQS, with wheels ranging in size from 19 to 21 inches.
It takes a lot of design inspiration from its larger EQS siblings by integrating a similar front-end design with a larger black panel in place of the grille. Behind this fascia are various sensors and cameras required for the driver assistance feature of the vehicle. The bonnet is fixed in place and is designed solely by Mercedes Mechanics to open a service, an access flap for the washer fluid assembled in the left wing.
On the back, the lid of a traditional saloon boot is titled by a full-width LED tail-light bar and a small integrated lip spoiler. Items like car aerial are hidden under the bodywork and the reversing camera is placed under the rear badge.
As standard, EQE rides on steel-spring suspension, but adaptive air suspension is optional, as is the four-wheel steering system used in EQS.
New 2022 Mercedes EQE: Interior Design and Infotainment
Inside, it takes heavy inspiration from the larger EQS. In fact, the dashboard is almost identical when EQE is paired with the MBUX hyperscreen system – a full-width OLED display that covers the entire surface area of the dashboard, including three interactive display areas.
The digital dash has a 12.3-inch area behind the steering wheel, while the other side of the dashboard has a further 12.3-inch display with touchscreen functionality for passengers. The central area of the hyperscreen system measures up to 17.7 inches. They all look like a seamless unit blended together.
The UK’s entry-level AMG line trim includes sports seats clad in Artico Fox leather, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging and Android Auto / Apple CarPlay connection, anthracite-finished wood trim and 19-inch wheels.
The AMG line increases the size of the premium wheels by one inch and adds remote-closing boots and keyless entry. Meanwhile, the highlights of the AMG Line Premium Plus equipment include a 21-inch wheel, a Burmester sound system, a head-up display and driving assistance plus packages.
The exclusive luxury trim returns to the 20-inch wheel, the Nappa switches the artichoke for the leather, and the ‘ship’s deck’ clad the dashboard with an open walnut trim.
New 2022 Mercedes EQE: Battery, DriveTrain and Performance
Mercedes says that two variants will be available from the launch and the 4MATIC version is coming, and it is not difficult to imagine the arrival of the AMG version in the future. But for now, there is only one version of the brand details, EQE 350.
The battery of the EQE 350 has a usable power component of 90kWh. An electric motor system mounted on the rear axle, which produces 288bhp and 530Nm of torque, and while Mercedes has not released any performance statistics, it states that final WLTP equivalence is possible, limited to 410 miles on a single charge.
Not too different with the Porsche Taycan, the brand says that EQE will provide reproductive performance with the ability to accelerate harder than multiple times without overheating. Four regenerative braking settings have been found, ranging from a one-pedal driving mode to a setting that allows the car to slide off the motor without any interference.
It is possible to charge DC up to 170kW for top-up in 32 minutes. The standard AC charging rate is 11kW, and it will take eight hours and 25 minutes to recharge the battery from the rated charge point or wallbox at this power. An optional 22kW AC on-board charger is available, reducing this time to just four hours.
Several intelligent charge modes and settings have been included. For example, owners can enable a ‘take-it-easy’ mode that reduces the maximum charge by 80 percent and takes measures to extend the life of other batteries, as well as specify the duration of AC home charging, so owners can save money on off-peak energy tariffs. Can charge using.
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