2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE revealed, electric E-Class ready to take on Tesla Model S

The Mercedes-Benz EQE has been revealed and will come in 2 variants upon its market launch in mid-2022 – the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 and a 4MATIC version.

About the size of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Mercedes-Benz EQE is an ideal alternative to the Tesla Model S, albeit with more automotive experience.

The EV numbers - Mercedes-Benz EQE

EV figures first, the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 has a 90-kWh battery capacity with a 660-km WLTP range. The EQE 350 has a 215 kW (292 PS) power output while performance variants of the QEQ are expected to have power outputs of around 500 kW (679 PS).

As for charging, the Mercedes-Benz EQE is capable of 170-KW DC fast charging that gives the car 250 km of range in 15 minutes. As for AC charging, 11-kW charging is standard while 22-kW charging is optional.

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Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 Key technical specifications:

Electric motorPermanent magnet synchronous motor
DrivetrainSingle-motor RWD
Max. Power output215 kW (292 PS)
Total torque530 PS
Rated voltage 328.5 V
AC charging rate (standard)11 kW
AC charging rate (optional)
22 kW
11 kW charge time (0-100%)8hr 25 min
22 kW charge time (0-100%)
4hr 25 min
DC fast charging rate170 kW
DC fast charge time (10%-80%)32 min
Range (WLTP)545 - 660 km

Exterior - Mercedes-Benz EQE

On the outside, the Mercedes-Benz EQE features a sporty 'purpose design' with all the characteristic elements of Mercedes-EQ - one-bow lines and cab-forward design.

The overhangs are kept short, and the rear provides the dynamic accent with a sharp rear spoiler. 

Interior & MBUX - Mercedes-Benz EQE

The interior dimensions exceed those of today's E-Class (W 213), as the EQE offers more shoulder room (+27 mm), interior length (+80 mm) and a taller seating position (+65 mm)

The MBUX Hyperscreen is an optional extra. The Hyperscreen consists of three screens sitting under a glass cover that appear to merge into one. The 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area.

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In Europe, the front seat passenger is also able to watch dynamic content while on the move. This is because the Mercedes-EQ uses an intelligent, camera-based blocking logic: if the camera detects that the driver is looking at the front passenger display, this is automatically dimmed for certain content.

The Zero-layer design of the MBUX means the user has to scroll through 0 menu levels to get to the most important applications of MBUX.

Optional items on the EQE include:

  1. Driving sounds
  2. MBUX hyperscreen
  3. Rear wheel steering

As BMW is already bringing in its EV arsenal into Malaysia, we are highly anticipating a response from Mercedes-Benz.

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