The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE was unveiled at the IAA auto show in Munich as an electric alternative to the E-class and the first in a series of EQ cars from the carmaker.
The 288-hp EQE350, which features an electric motor on the rear axle, will be the first to go. There will be all-wheel-drive, 400-plus-horsepower variants with a front-axle motor.
2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE Design
Unlike the EQS, the EQE has a conventional trunk opening rather than a rear hatch. We’ve seen it on the road, and the proportions are more intriguing than those of the BMW i4 or the most recent Tesla models. With light colors and an optional ultrawide “Hyperscreen” that spans the whole width of the cockpit, the interior is equally futuristic.
In the guise of the EQE, Daimler is introducing an alternative to the conventionally powered E-class. The E-equivalent class’s of the S-EQS class’s is the four-door fastback. In reality, it has a more striking appearance than the EQS: the shoulders are thicker, the tail is shorter, and the front end is distinct. Despite the fact that it is built on the same EVA2 platform, the EQ has a number of features that make it unique from both electric and non-electric competition.
However, “Hyperscreen” also suggests a dystopian future: in Europe, passengers can watch movies while the driver is monitored by cameras. The material is disabled if the driver dares to peek at the passenger screen. This is despite a slew of support systems that don’t profess to be “autopilot” but, we suspect, outperform Tesla’s features in some ways.
While the EQE will be offered with self-parking assistance, it will still prioritize the driver: if you want to manage the car manually in tight spaces, you’ll like the optional rear-wheel steering systems, which will provide up to 10 degrees of steering angle at the highest level.
A four-link front and multi-link rear suspension, as well as an optional air suspension, are included in the high-tech chassis. The EQE range begins with the EQE350, which is powered by an electric motor on the back axle and produces 288 horsepower. All-wheel-drive models with an extra electric motor on the front axle will follow, with a power rating of over 400 horsepower. Also, keep an eye out for an AMG version.
The battery pack in the EQE has a useful capacity of 90.8 kWh, which is less than the 107.8 kWh pack in the EQS. On the optimistic European WLTP test cycle, Mercedes claims a driving range of 410 miles, therefore we may expect its EPA range estimate to be slightly lower.
The EQE strives for a higher level of sophistication than its competitors, which include the Tesla Model 3, BMW i4, and Polestar 2. However, we can’t help but question if the device’s power rating is sufficient to entice new clients. And, yes, if it can meet the requirements of many present Mercedes-Benz customers who are content with their gasoline-powered vehicles.
2023 EQE Price
So, how about the price? sadly, The official announcement of the EQE’s on-sale date won’t come until mid-2022.