Mercedes-Benz presents the EQE AMG, a new electric model |  Automotive News

Mercedes-Benz presents the EQE AMG, a new electric model | Automotive News


Mercedes-AMG EQE 53, profile

Mercedes-Benz’s electric range is growing rapidly and the announcement of new models continues at an impressive pace. This week, we are entitled to another one, but this time it is a variant of the car we have already been presented with, the EQE.

The latter comes from the AMG division, whose mission is to add performance to any creation entrusted to it. The newcomer joins the AMG EQS in the range.

The new AMG EQE 53 boosts the power of the standard model’s two electric motors to 617 horsepower and 701 lb-ft of torque. With the optional Dynamic Plus package, it’s even possible to increase the output to 677 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. With those riders, it takes just 3.4 and 3.2 seconds, respectively, to hit 97 km/h from standstill. Torque is transmitted to the wheels by a single-speed gearbox. The less powerful AMG EQE 43 model will be offered in Europe, but not on this side of the planet.

AMG claims to have improved the powertrain and cooling system for this version of the 53. Power is sent to the rear, to provide the desired sporty feel. The battery that the car uses is the same as the standard EQE and its size is 90.6 kWh. Obviously, with more power, freedom will be reduced. We will have to wait for official figures.

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Mercedes-AMG EQE 53, rear three quarters

Mercedes-AMG EQE 53, rear three quarters

Otherwise, the AMG EQE is fitted with air suspension as standard. The latter provides more durability than the standard model. Carbon-ceramic brakes are available as an option. Then, the special in the length of the wheels concerns this version of AMG EQE; it is designed with staggered tires, which are wider at the back than at the front. Not so with the AMG EQS.

Aesthetically, the AMG EQE models share their body panels with the regular versions. However, the rims and the AMG appearance package will set the model apart. Among the differences, note the presence of rear spoilers, additional artificial sound, as well as AMG keys inside the instrument panel. Several seat styles are also specific to the AMG approach.

Obviously, the power and performance will be there, but what about the feel? That remains to be seen. We will have the opportunity to return to it when we get behind the wheel of the prototype.

Mercedes-AMG EQE 53, interior

Mercedes-AMG EQE 53, interior

Mercedes-AMG EQE 53, top

Mercedes-AMG EQE 53, top

Images of the Mercedes-AMG EQE