Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the high-performance all-electric EQE sedan ahead of its launch. It has been presented in two variants namely Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC and Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+. Based on the electric-exclusive Mercedes architecture of the luxury and premium class (EVA2), the duo comes with a motor on each of the axles and a fully variable all-wheel drive system. The power spectrum ranges from 476 bhp in the EQE 43 4MATIC to 687 bhp in the EQE 53 4MATIC+ with optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package and boost function.
The front fascia of the all-electric sedan is dominated by DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps, AMG-specific black panel grille with hot-stamped vertical struts in chrome, integrated Mercedes star and "AMG" lettering. The cabin gets AMG seats with individual graphics and special seat covers in Artico man-made leather with Microcut microfibre and red decorative topstitching. The seat upholstery in nappa leather is optionally available, also with AMG-specific seat graphics. In addition, there are AMG badges on the backrests of the front seats and embossed AMG emblems in the front head restraints. The EQE also boasts of an AMG Performance steering wheel in a twin-spoke design.
Mercedes-AMG EQE is equipped with a powerful 328-volt high-performance drive battery manufactured using the latest lithium-ion technology. It has a usable energy content of 90.6 kWh. It can be charged with up to 170 kW at fast charging stations with direct current. In this case, electricity for 180 kilometres can be achieved in just 15 minutes. The sedan can be conveniently charged at home or at public charging stations with 11 kW or optionally 22 kW with alternating current. The battery comes with a warranty of up to ten years or up to 250,000 kilometres. The AMG DYNAMIC SELECT comes with five driving modes namely Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual.
The braking duties are helmed by six-piston brake callipers and 415x33 mm disc units at front while there are single-piston brake callipers and 378x22 mm discs at the rear. "With two new models, we are expanding our range with purely electrically powered performance vehicles and are thus addressing additional target groups. The EQE 43 4MATIC is the entry-level model for electric Driving Performance from Mercedes-AMG. The EQE 53 4MATIC+, on the other hand, focuses on even more sportiness and greater driving dynamics. And that's not the end of our Future of Driving Performance: After performance hybrids and all-electric AMG derivatives based on EVA2, stand-alone AMG electric vehicles will follow in the not too distant future," says Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
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