Mercedes-Benz EQE debuts with a business variant


Electrification is engulfing the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup faster than entangled pairs of photons. The EQE is here to fill the gap between the EQC and the EQS. Yes, the EQC is not available in a sedan format yet, but that’s probably just a matter of time. In the meantime, the EQE will be the option for those who find the EQS a bit overwhelming.

The EQE measures 4,946 mm long, 1,961 mm wide and 1,512 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3,120 mm. The dimensions are slightly larger than the E-Class sedan. The styling is pretty similar to the EQS, but I think this one looks a touch more sporty—most likely due to its relatively compact dimensions. Digital Light headlights, Airmatic air suspension with ADS+ adaptive damping system, and rear-axle steering are all optional extras. 19-inch wheels are standard, while up to 21-inch designs are available in the options list.

It’s a pretty familiar affair inside with the optional MBUX Hyperscreen that comprises three displays. Other options include Energizing Air Control Plus (air purifying system), Air Balance package (active fragrancing), Pre-Safe system, and Driving Assistance Package Plus that gets you ADAS such as Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Steering Assist, Traffic Sign Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Evasive Steering Assist and so on.

Moving on to the juicy bits of the story, the EQE at launch will be available in the EQE 350 variant, powered by a single electric motor on the rear axle, developing 215 kW (292 metric hp) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) of torque. But don’t worry, performance variants with up to 500 kW (680 metric hp) are in the pipeline.

The battery pack is of a 90 kWh capacity, which is estimated to offer a WLTP range of between 545 to 660 km (339-410 mi). The battery pack can be charged with up to 170 kW at a DC fast-charging station. A 15-minute charging at such a station is claimed to offer a range of up to 250 km (155 mi).

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