Mercedes Benz unveils its second all-electric AMG. While all of Mercedes’ models are of the highest quality, AMG models take luxury and quality to a whole new level. The term AMG IS a widely-recognized mark of excellence, stands for Aufecht, Melcher, and Großaspach, some of the most prominent engineers in Mercedes’ history. Unlike most of the vehicles produced by Mercedes-Benz models, AMG models come with much higher capabilities.
The 2023 AMG EQE is a smaller version of the earlier model AMG EQS. The new AMG EQE is available in two variants — Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC and Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+.
“With two new models, we are expanding our range with purely electrically-powered performance vehicles and addressing additional target groups,” said Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG. He added, “The new AMG focuses on even more sportiness and greater driving dynamics.”
Visually, the new variant has very subtle changes to the exterior. Picking up on characteristic AMG elements, the AMG EQE features a black panel chrome grille with hot-stamped vertical struts, the Mercedes star and AMG badge. A revised bumper and new aerodynamic alloy wheels are some of the more obvious updates in the new model.
Both the new Mercedes-AMG EQE models offer a performance-oriented drive concept with two electric motors. The Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC is powered by dual motors with a combined power of 476bhp and 858Nm of torque, which translates to a 4.2 second 0 to 100kmph sprint time and a top speed of 210kmph.
The Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4MATIC+ on the other hand, gets two motors with a combined power of 626bhp and 950Nm of torque. Unlike the 43 4MATIC, this model has a quicker acceleration time of only 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 220kmph.
Both cars come with an optional AMG Dynamic Plus Package with a boost function. This boosts the power up to 687bhp, offering a quicker acceleration time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed of 240kmph.
Battery for both the cars is a 90.6kWh pack with a 328V output meant for AMG use. Driving modes are able to enhance the battery performance, with Sport extracting speed and acceleration. With a 170kW charger, the battery is good for 180km in only 15 minutes. The range is claimed to be 462km-533km for the EQE 43 and 444km-518km for the EQE 53.
Extending its sporty ambience inside, the EQE is fitted with AMG-sport seats available in Nappa Leather – a full-grain, premium-quality leather that comes from the top layer of the animal’s hide or ARTICO man-made leather with MICROCUT microfiber and red topstitching.
Like the EQS, the EQE too comes with an optionally equipped, innovative MBUX Hyperscreen. A very large curved screen, this unit is fitted with three screens that sit under a glass cover appearing as one large screen that extends across the dashboard. With an adaptive software, MBUX adapts completely to its user and offers personalised suggestions for numerous infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions.
Combining visual stability with weightlessness, the AMG Performance steering wheel has a striking twin-spoke design, seamlessly integrated buttons that control important driving functions and drive programs. The steering wheel rim is flattened at the bottom and covered in Nappa leather and comes with a heating option.
The new AMG comes with extra safety precautions for the battery. Sitting in a crash-protected area in the underbody, the battery is embedded in the body shell structure and is prepped with an aluminium profile on the side. The housing with energy absorbing structures at the front and side as well as a rigid, double-walled base plate provide additional protection for the modules. In addition, there is a separate, multi-level safety system for everyday operation. This includes, temperature, voltage or insulation monitoring. If a fault occurs, the battery automatically switches off.