The Mercedes-Benz EQE will launch in 2022 as an electric executive sedan with a radical new look inspired by the new luxury EV EQS.
New The Tesla Model S rival was spotted riding the Nurburgring after its official confirmation by Mercedes in early October. The prototype wears the same heavy disguise that is shown in the images released by the brand, but its relationship to the EQS is much clearer to see.
The EQE will hardly look like the similarly sized E-Class, instead adopting a stiffer front end and coupe-style silhouette like that of the EQS, which was revealed last week in Shanghai. We haven’t seen the interior yet, but given the influence of the conventionally fueled S-Class on lower models in the Mercedes lineup (the new C-Class shares its infotainment setup, for example), the features EQS will likely spill over into other EQ sedans.
This means that a variant of the flagship limousine’s ‘Hyperscreen’ infotainment display is likely to feature, while the new flat-floor EVA architecture should allow for a visibly more spacious interior than the E-Class.
Additional details previewed by this latest sighting include a new-look front end with the badge mounted lower and the headlights adopting a sleeker, crescent-shaped look. The liftback-styled rear suggests that the EQE will offer a larger trunk than the sedan-bodied E-Class, and the protruding brake light harnesses seen on previous prototypes have been replaced with more conventional wrap-around items.
Detailing the EQE in October, Mercedes confirmed that the sedan will spawn an EQE SUV to sit under a more luxurious EQS SUV. The trio will pave the way for a new dedicated EV platform for compact and midsize models, called MMA, in 2025, as well as an all-new EV Halo that is said to be able to travel 750 miles on a single charge.
Mercedes vice president of EV architecture and EQ vehicles, Christoph Starzynski, described the EQE sedan as a “business limousine of the future” that is “slightly smaller than the EQS”. It will be built in China as part of the joint venture between Mercedes and BAIC.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-21 08:00:00