Mercedes takes orders for first EQE variants

Mercedes takes orders for first EQE variants

Mercedes-Benz has opened the order books for the first variants of the EQE, which are due to be in dealerships from the end of April. The e-sedan can be ordered now as the Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+ and Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC at prices starting at €70,626.50 and €103,827.50 respectively.

The EQE 350+ is currently the option with the longest range. The vehicle uses a 90.6 kWh battery and a 215 kW rear-wheel drive - this drive configuration is familiar from the EQS 350. In the EQE, which is slightly shorter at 4.94 metres, the WLTP range is up to 660 kilometres, but depending on the equipment, "only" 545 WLTP kilometres are possible.

We've summarized more details on the EQE's battery, charging system, and all of its dimensions in the article about its debut at IAA Mobility in September 2021, but what's new is that Mercedes has now added a "+" to the EQE 350's model designation. The "+" stands for the larger of the two batteries (107.8 kWh) with twelve modules, at least in the EQS, while the EQS without the "+" uses the 90.6 kWh variant with ten modules. That suggests Mercedes is planning a smaller battery for a base EQE - with eight modules, that would be in the region of 72 kWh.

This February, Mercedes then unveiled two AMG offshoots of the EQE, the first of which is now available to order. The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC uses the same 90.6-kWh battery as the rear-wheel-drive model, but in addition to the permanently excited synchronous machine on the rear axle, it also has a second electric motor on the front axle. In the 43, the electric all-wheel drive system comes up with a system output of 350 kW and a maximum torque of 858 Nm. The WLTP range is between 462 and 533 kilometres.