Mercedes-Benz has simply positioned its newest electrical luxurious on sale throughout Australia. It’s the brand-new Mercedes-Benz EQE and it’s being provided in three variants by the German automaker:
- EQE 300
- EQE 350 4MATIC
- Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+
These are designed to be a few of Mercedes-Benz’s most sustainable automobiles to this point and are based mostly on the luxurious commonplace set by the top-of-the-range EQS mannequin. Their value begins at $135,000, earlier than on street prices.
One of many key design options included within the EQE is that it has a drag coefficient of simply 0.22 which makes it a really modern and sustainable design. This additionally makes this EV fairly environment friendly. Mercedes-Benz places it as:
“In line with the message of sustainability and effectivity that lies on the coronary heart of Mercedes-EQ, the EQE is without doubt one of the world’s most aerodynamic automobiles, with its slippery profile registering a drag coefficient of simply 0.22 – second solely to the reigning world champion, the EQS (0.20 Cd).”
The EQE will likely be manufactured in Germany for the Australian market. Mercedes-Benz’s Bremen plant the place the EQE is produced is ready to be a “climate-neutral manufacturing” facility because it takes its electrical energy solely from renewable sources.
Inclusions, specs and options on the fashions are fairly intensive beginning with the EQE 300. The entry EQE variant is powered by a rear-mounted motor that produces 180 kW of energy and 550 Nm of torque. It could actually propel the EQE 300 from 0 – 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds.
This drivetrain is fed by an 89 kWh batter that may supply an NEDC vary of 626 km.
On the within, the MBUX multimedia system incorporates premium navigation which is displayed on an OLED display. Apple Carplay and Android Auto are additionally on supply throughout the vary. It additionally features a 360-degree digital camera which helps when parking in tight areas.
This mannequin will likely be priced at $134,900 (MRLP). This value excludes any on-road prices throughout totally different elements of the nation.
The subsequent variant within the line-up is the all-wheel drive EQE 350 4Matic which has two motors producing 215 kW of energy and 765 Nm of torque. It could actually do the 0-100 km/h dash in 6.3 seconds. It provides 590 km of vary on the NEDC check cycle.
The EQE 350 4MATIC for $154,900 (MRLP) earlier than any on-road prices.
The highest variant is the Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ which additionally has an all-wheel drive setup, producing 460 kW of energy and 950 Nm of torque.
This powertrain can get the EQE to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. The vary on this variant is ready to high out at 500 km on the NEDC check cycle. The Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ is priced at $214,900 earlier than any on-road prices which embrace the luxurious automobile tax throughout the nation.
All fashions are lined by a Mercedes-Benz five-year limitless kilometre guarantee on the automobile whereas the batteries are lined with a ten years/250,000 km guarantee of their very own.
All three variants of the Mercedes-Benz EQE are actually obtainable to buy throughout Australia.
Riz is the founding father of carloop based mostly in Melbourne, specialising in Australian EV knowledge, perception reviews and tendencies. He’s a mechanical engineer who spent the primary 7 years of his profession constructing transport infrastructure earlier than beginning carloop. He has a ardour for automobiles, notably EVs and desires to assist scale back transport emissions in Australia. He presently drives a purple Tesla Mannequin 3.