The new EQE[1]: the main points at a glance

Apr 13, 2022
Stuttgart

The business saloon EQE is the second model series to be based on the electric architecture for large vehicles (EVA2), following the EQS luxury saloon. 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 350+ (WLTP: combined electrical consumption: 18.7-15.9 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)1 with 215 kW offers a range of up to 654 kilometres according to WLTP1. Prices start at 70,626.50 euros[2].

Business avant-garde with progressive luxury

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 exceed those of today's E-Class (213 model series) quite significantly, e.g. in terms of 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 the MBUX Hyperscreen and rear-axle steering, for example, available as optional extras depending on the model. In terms of noise and vibration comfort (NVH), the EQE is among the best in class.

Range of up to 654 kilometres1

The model range will include two variants at market launch: the EQE 350+ with 215 kW and the Mercedes‑AMG EQE 43 4MATIC (WLTP: combined electrical consumption: 22.5‑19.7 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)[1]. With 350 kW, this is the entry-level model for electric Driving Performance from Mercedes-AMG. The EQE 500 4MATIC (provisional figures WLTP: combined electrical consumption: 21.1‑17.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) [3] and Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ (provisional figures WLTP: combined electrical consumption: 23.2‑20.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) will follow. The battery of the EQE 350+ has a usable energy content of around 90 kWh, while the range of up to 654 km1 according to WLTP makes it absolutely suitable for touring.

Always up to date

Like the EQS, the EQE offers the possibility to activate completely new vehicle functions via over-the-air updates (OTA) in many areas. Available from launch: the additional sound experience "Roaring Pulse", two special driving modes for young drivers and service personnel, mini-games, the Highlight mode and DIGITAL LIGHT with projection function and DIGITAL LIGHT individualisation. In Highlight mode the vehicle presents itself and its equipment highlights - this can be activated via the "Hey Mercedes" voice assistant. In addition to the light animation "Digital Rain", DIGITAL LIGHT individualisation includes other coming-home/leaving animations such as "Brand World". This means that after purchase and the original new car configuration, some of the EQE's equipment can be adapted according to personal preferences.

Navigation with Electric Intelligence

Navigation with Electric Intelligence plans the fastest and most convenient route, including charging stops, based on numerous factors and reacts dynamically to traffic jams or a change in driving style, for example. This includes a visualisation in the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system as to whether the available battery capacity is sufficient to return to the starting point without charging. Charging stations along the route that have been added manually are given preference in the route calculation. Proposed charging stations can be excluded. The estimated charging costs per charging stop are calculated.

Clean air in the interior

With ENERGIZING AIR CONTROL PLUS, Mercedes-Benz thinks holistically about air quality in the EQE. The system is based on filtration, sensors, a display concept and air conditioning. The HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter has a very high filtration level to trap fine particles, micro-particles, pollen and other substances entering with the outside air. An activated carbon coating reduces sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides as well as odours in the interior. The interior air filter of this optional feature was submitted by Mercedes-Benz in 2021 for "OFI CERT" ZG 250-1 certification from the Austrian Research and Testing Institute (OFI) with respect to viruses and bacteria, which it duly received. Using pre-entry climate control, it is also possible to clean the interior air before getting into the vehicle. The fine-particle values outside and inside the vehicle are also displayed in the climate line. If the quality of the outside air is low, the system can also recommend closing the side windows or sunroof, as well as automatically switching to recirculation mode.

Electricity made 'green' as standard with Mercedes me Charge[4]

By means of high-quality certificates of origin, Mercedes-Benz guarantees that energy from renewable energy sources is fed into the grid for charging current sourced via Mercedes me Charge. With Mercedes me Charge, customers are able to charge at approximately 700,000 public charging stations around the world, more than 300,000 of them in Europe. With the new Mercedes me Charge Plug & Charge function, the EQE can be charged even more conveniently at Plug & Charge-enabled public charging points: inserting the charging cable automatically starts the charging process. No further authentication by the customer is required.

MBUX Hyperscreen on request

The MBUX Hyperscreen is the absolute highlight in the interior (optional extra). This large, curved screen unit sweeps almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a glass cover and appear to merge into one. The 12.3-inch OLED display with separate interface makes the journey more interesting and entertaining for the front passenger. In Europe and in a growing number of countries, the front passenger is able to watch dynamic content such as video streaming or TV while the vehicle is on the move. The system uses an intelligent, camera-based blocking logic that recognises if the driver is looking toward the front-passenger display. If this is the case, the system automatically dims the dynamic content.

MBUX maintains its lead

With adaptive software, MBUX adapts completely to its user and makes personalised suggestions for numerous infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions. With what is known as the zero layer, the most important applications are always offered on the top level within the field of vision, according to situation and context.

Emotive display concept

In terms of the display concept, the EQE follows the EQS. The dominant blue colour scheme with a highlight in orange is immediately recognisable as "electric world". The Discreet mode provides an emotive experience. The up to three display surfaces transform into a common colour world in combination with the ambient lighting. In addition, the content in this mode is reduced.

Driving assistance systems support in many driving situations

The latest generation of driving assistance systems includes numerous driver support functions. One function is the additional microsleep warning from ATTENTION ASSIST (in conjunction with MBUX Hyperscreen). It analyses the driver's eyelid movements using a camera in the driver display. The assistance display within the driver's display shows the operation of the driving assistance systems in a comprehensible full-screen view.

[1] Range and electrical consumption have been determined on the basis of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2017/1151/EU.

[2] Recommended retail price in Germany including 19% VAT.

[3] Data on electrical consumption and range are provisional and were determined internally in accordance with the "WLTP test procedure" certification method. Confirmed TÜV figures, EC type approval and certificate of conformity with official figures are not yet available. Differences between the stated figures and the official figures are possible.

[4] In order to allow use of the Mercedes me connect service "Mercedes me Charge", a separate charging contract with a selected third-party provider is required for charging payment and billing purposes. A personal Mercedes me ID and agreement to the Terms of Use for the Mercedes me connect services are required for use of the Mercedes me connect services.

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