Merc’s answer to the Tesla Model S is upon us.
After much anticipation, Mercedes has revealed the all-electric EQE sedan at this year’s Munich Auto Show. Essentially a slightly smaller version of the EQS, the EQE is similar in size to the ICE E-Class.
Powered by a 90.6kWh battery pack, in 350 guise the EQE manages a seriously impressive 410 miles of WLTP range. The EQE 350 has a single motor configuration, with total output being 288 horsepower and 0-60 mph taking 5.6 seconds. Top speed is 130 mph.
Inside you can get the same 56” MBUX Hyperscreen as in the EQS, although don’t expect it to come as standard. There’s also plenty of autonomous tech, as well as a Burmester sound system and fingerprint sensor to remove the need for keys.
The EQE will go on sale in the first half of next year, with pricing currently unknown. Although given the EQS’ €106k starting point in Germany, we expect the smaller EQE to start at around €75k. In the US, we anticipate a base MSRP in region of $80k or so.
Well, what are your thoughts on the EQE? A compelling alternative to the sportier Porsche Taycan or aging (but recently facelifted) Tesla Model S? Let us know your thoughts in the replies section below.
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