If there is any doubt that Mercedes-Benz is all-in on electric vehicles, the German auto giant has made it clear its future is electric by releasing its next fully electric model, the luxury EQE 350 2023 sedan. This is the second such announcement in months.
Mercedes-Benz has used the same EV platform as the EQS for the EQE, giving the cabin and storage much room. Whereas the EQS is a hatchback, the EQE has a separate boot lid.
Battery & range
The range is one of the selling points of the new electric sedan. The EQE will last 410 miles on a single charge of its 90.6 kWh lithium-ion battery placed under the floor. The range estimate is based on WLTP standards and puts the EQE among the top performers among electric vehicles.
Charging takes more than nine hours on a 240 volts Level 2 home charger and 30 minutes from 10 to 80% on a DC rapid charger.
The EQE 350 sports a single electric motor that is attached to the rear axle. However, Mercedes will make an all-wheel drive in the future with an extra motor on the front axle. For the current version, the total output is 288 hp and torque of 391 lb-ft.
In the interior, we see a set-up that Mercedes-Benz fans are used to; plush and comfortable. The massive OLED Hyperscreen makes another appearance here as an option, blanketing the whole dashboard in screens. It is divided into a 17.7-inch central console and two 12.3-inch screens for the instrument cluster and passenger screen. The regular EQE, however, offers only two screens.
The Hyperscreen runs on the latest version of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system, aided by AI to learn the owner’s preferences. It also takes voice commands.
The rest of the interior is a copy of the EQS, and it is difficult to tell the two apart.
Like most modern luxury cars, the EQE comes with its advanced driver-assist tech, some optional. They include blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, 360-degree surround-view camera, etc.
Info about pricing is yet to be released. However, the EQE should be available in 2022.