New Mercedes EQE saloon prices and specs confirmed
April 13, 2022 by
- Mercedes EQE prices confirmed
- Smaller version of luxurious EQS
- Roomier than E-Class saloon
- Costs from £76,450
- 90kWh battery, 395 miles of range
- 170kW charging capability
- Single motor with 292hp
- Rear-wheel steering
The Mercedes EQE will cost from £76,450 for an EQE 350+ AMG Line model with a 292hp single electric motor and almost 395 miles of range.
New Mercedes EQE price and specs
Presently, all Mercedes EQE’s come with one electric motor producing 292hp. They also share a 90kWh battery that gives you between 356 and 394 miles of range (depending on which model you pick).
Mercedes EQE 350+ AMG Line – £76,450
In AMG Line cars come with 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a panoramic glass roof, illuminated door sills and AMG sports seats with four-way electric adjustment. You also get a portrait infotainment system with Apple and Android smartphone mirroring.
Mercedes EQE 350+ AMG Line Premium – £81,450
AMG Line Premium cars come with the same equipment as AMG Line cars, but add larger 20-inch alloy wheels, upgraded seat memory functions, extended ambient lighting and some extra interior storage.
Mercedes EQE 350+ AMG Line Premium Plus – £88,450
AMG Line Premium Plus models build on Premium spec with larger 21-inch alloy wheels, sound-deadening glass, a heated windscreen, a sliding panoramic glass roof and an upgraded head-up display feature. A Burmester stereo also comes as standard.
Mercedes EQE 350+ Exclusive Luxury – £88,450
Exclusive Luxury cars come with comfort (rather than sports-focussed) seats with climate control functions. You also get upgraded ambient lighting and a heated windscreen with tinted side windows, along with an upgraded Burmester stereo.
New Mercedes EQE design
The new Mercedes EQE looks very similar to the larger EQS. OK, so the headlights are slightly chunkier and they have some more angular daytime running lights, but the blanked-off plastic grille is pretty similar, and so are the air intakes on each side of the bumper.
The EQE comes with its own range of 19 to 21-inch alloy wheels, but you can’t deny that the swooping roofline, curvy doors and chrome trim look just like the EQS.
It’s the same story at the back, too. The EQE’s brake lights and black bumper trim look almost identical to what you get on an EQS.
New Mercedes EQE interior
If you thought the EQE looked just like the EQS on the outside, wait until you get inside – it looks almost exactly the same as Mercedes’ new ultra-luxurious EV.
Ok, so there are a few differences. The steering wheel is new and the seats have different stitching, but that’s about it…
The EQE’s wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels) is 90mm less than an EQS, but its cabin is 80mm longer than a normal E-Class saloon, so it should still feel super roomy inside.
Watch this Mercedes E-Class review
What’s more, you can’t store anything under the EQE’s bonnet – you know, where an engine would usually go – because Mercedes has sealed it shut.
New Mercedes EQE hyperscreen infotainment
The Mercedes EQE comes with a dual-screen infotainment system as standard, just like the one on an entry-level EQS, with a 12.3-inch driver’s display and a 13-inch touchscreen on the dashboard.
But, you can pay extra to get Mercedes’ flashy Hyperscreen system with 3 built-in screens. There’s a 12.3-inch display for the driver, another for the passenger and a huge 17.7-inch touchscreen in the middle.
This comes with loads of features pinched from the EQS, including the latest ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice recognition. You can also connect it to smart tech in your house, so you can tell your car to switch the heating on at home while you’re driving.
The Mercedes EQE is compatible with over-the-air updates, so you’ll never have to take it back to a dealership to make sure it has all the latest software.
Watch Mat’s EQS review here
These updates let you pay for extra features that your car didn’t have when it left the factory, including new synthesised engine sounds that play through the stereo when you’re driving, and customisable headlight and brake light animations that play when you lock and unlock the car.
New Mercedes EQE range
The Mercedes EQE has a 90kWh battery that gives it up to 394 miles of range. That’s around 35 miles more than you get from a Tesla Model 3 long range, and only 10 miles less than you get in a Model S Long Range.
Watch this EV range-test video
It’s not perfect, though. You can’t charge the EQE quite as quickly as the batteries in the bigger EQS. That car is compatible with beefy 200kW fast chargers, which can add almost 190 miles of range in just 15 minutes.
The EQE is limited to 170kW fast chargers, but these can still boost your range by 155 miles in the same amount of time.
If you pick your charging station using the Mercedes Me Charge app, you can choose to recharge using renewable electricity, too.
New Mercedes EQE performance
Currently, you can buy the EQE as a single-motor 350+ model. These use a single motor at the back that makes 292hp and 530Nm of torque.
These cars will accelerate from 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds. Mercedes has also revealed a pair of faster AMG-tuned cars: the AMG EQE 43 and AMG EQE 53 that will accelerate from 0-60mph in as little as 3.3 seconds.
New Mercedes EQE driving
The Mercedes EQE has loads of features that should make it very relaxing to drive. For starters, Mercedes has covered all the batteries and motors with a special foam to cancel out noise and vibrations and it fine-tuned the EQE’s body to reduce wind noise, just like the larger EQS.
You get steel springs as standard but you can pay extra for adaptive air suspension, just like in a high-spec S-Class and EQS. This should help iron out bumps even better, and it can lower the whole car by up to 20mm when you’re cruising to make it quieter and even more stable.
See how the new EQS compares with a new S-Class
You can also fork out a bit more cash for rear-wheel-steering – just like on the EQS – that cuts the Mercedes EQE’s turning circle from 12.5m to 10.7m. That’s even smaller than an A-Class hatchback’s turning circle.
You can also download additional Young Driver programs that let you limit the car’s power and speed if you need to lend it to someone a bit inexperienced.
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