The business saloon EQE is the second model to be based on the premium-class electric architecture (EVA2), following the luxury EQS saloon. The EQE will have its world premiere at the IAA show. The staggered global launch will take place in mid-2022. Production will be in Bremen for the world market and in Beijing for the Chinese market.
The EQE features a sporty ‘purpose design’ with all the characteristic elements of Mercedes-EQ, one-bow lines and cab-forward design. Sensual Purity is reflected in generously modelled surfaces, reduced joints and seamless transitions (seamless design). The overhangs and the front end are kept short, the rear provides the dynamic accent with a sharp rear spoiler. Flush with the outer edge of the body, the 19- to 21-inch wheels, together with a pronounced muscular shoulder section, give the EQE an athletic character.
Plenty of space for passengers
The EQE is more compact than the EQS and has a wheelbase that is 90 millimetres shorter, at 3120 millimetres. In terms of external dimensions, it is comparable to the CLS. Like the latter, it has no tailgate but a fixed rear window and a boot lid. The interior dimensions even clearly exceed those of today’s E-Class (213 model series), e.g. the shoulder room in the front (plus 27 mm) or the interior length (plus 80 mm). The seating position is higher/more confident (+ 65 mm). The boot capacity is 430 litres. The interior design and equipment are clearly based on the EQS, with MBUX Hyperscreen, automatic comfort doors (front) and rear-axle steering, for example, available as optional extras. In terms of noise and vibration comfort (NVH), the EQE is among the best in class.
Range of up to 660 kilometres
The battery has a usable energy content of 90 kWh, and the range of up to 660 km¹ according to WLTP is absolutely suitable for touring. The model range will include two variants at market launch: den EQE 350 (power consumption acc. to WLTP: 19.3-15.7 kWh/100 km; CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km) with 215 kW, as well as a second model. Performance variants with up to over 500 kW are being planned. emissions: 0 g/km)¹ with 215 kW, as well as a second model. Performance variants with around 500 kW are being planned.