At the Munich Motor Show in September 2021, Mercedes presented the EQE in the entry-level 350 version. Today, the manufacturer is expanding its electric sedan lineup with two powerful models from AMG: the EQE 43 4Matic and the EQE 53 4Matic+. Both are twin-engined and therefore have adaptive all-wheel drive.
Range up to 687 hp or 533 km
The permanent magnet synchronous motors of these EQEs are exclusive to AMG. The EQE 43 AMG has a combined output of 476 hp for a maximum torque of 858 Nm. It’s enough to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 s and reach a top speed of 210 km/h. The 53 AMG models deliver 626 hp and 950 Nm. It takes just 3.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and peaks at 220 km/h. Optional, the model can be equipped with the AMG Dynamic Plus package, brings its peak power to 687 hp, its maximum torque to 1 000 Nm and a top speed of 240 km/h increase the time from 0 to 100 km/h by 0.2 s. According to Mercedes’ estimates, which must be confirmed during homologation, the lithium-ion battery with a useful capacity of 90.6 kWh and a voltage of 328 V can offer:
- WLTP range of 426 to 533 km on the EQE 43;
- Between 444 and 518 km on the EQE 53.
Ground connections overhauled by AMG
These two AMG badged EQEs are equipped as standard with: four-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension. In the range-optimized Comfort driving mode, the latter automatically lowers the ground clearance to above 120 km/h and raises it below 80 km/h. The Sport and Sport+ programs reduce the ride height by 15 mm when stationary. These modes also affect available power and torque; They are complemented by the “slippery road” setting. The damping has been calibrated specifically for these dynamic variants of the EQE.
Electric motors can provide adequate braking in many everyday situations, with three levels of recovery selected using the paddles on the steering wheel. However, these sporty ambitious machines with their curb weight of 2,525 kg require more than that and Mercedes-AMG is not lacking in braking. Each one has six-piston calipers on all four corners and 415mm diameter discs at the front. These can be optionally increased to 440mm, provided you also opt for 21-inch wheels that can accommodate them. For comparison, a Bugatti Chiron has 420mm front discs.
A sneaky sporty look
From outside, this Mercedes-AMG EQE is first known for its chrome vertical pillars Adorning the black front body panel, which maintains a stylistic kinship with thermal AMGs with Panamericana grilles. The shields are also special and accentuated with a glossy black finish on the front of the air intakes. The trunk is covered with a spoiler.
The cabin gets sports seats with partial microfiber upholstery, as well as a flat steering wheel, among other features. The Hyperscreen triple screen spanning the full width of the dashboard and the AMG Track Pace onboard telemetry system remain optional. Various artificial sounds have been proposed depending on the ride. Details of equipment and prices for the French market should be known soon.