Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the EQE sedan at the Munich Motor Show , which, according to the index, is an electric analogue of the traditional E-class .. And the manufacturer directly calls it a competitor to Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron GT, and BMW i4. EQE shares a platform with the flagship EQS and in many respects is a smaller version of it, although the sub- brand's proprietary "black panel" in place of the radiator grille, behind which the complex of sensors is hidden, and the lighting equipment are original here. The novelty also received original 19 or 20-inch rims, as well as a proprietary AMG body kit, but otherwise they have the same streamlined silhouette, the same side windows with additional windows at the back and frameless doors of a similar shape. the novelty received the same black plug in place of the radiator grill, behind which is hidden a complex of sensors and video cameras of semi-automatic control systems.
Machine dimensions are 4946 millimeters in length, as well as 1961 and 1512 millimeters in width and height, respectively. In this case, the wheelbase of the electric sedan is 3120 millimeters. The volume of the trunk is 430 liters. Thus, it is about 22 centimeters shorter than the "eski", and in terms of the distance between the axes it loses 9 centimeters. But there is no difference in aerodynamic efficiency : both models have a record low drag coefficient of 0.20. If you are interested in the flagship EQS, then I advise you to check out my detailed review of the model. I will leave the link in the upper right corner and at the end of the video. The Mercedes-Benz EQE has a separate digital dashboard and multimedia touchscreen by default , but for a surcharge it can be equipped with a curved MBUX Hyperscreen that connects the tidy, infotainment module and OLED display for the front passenger under the common glass .
The total width of the structure with integrated turbine deflectors reaches 141 cm. The infotainment system is equipped with an eight-core processor and 24 gigabytes of RAM. At the same time, a separate 12.3-inch screen with Internet access is provided for the front passenger . Under the glass of the "hyperscreen" 12 actuators are installed to provide feedback (clicks or vibration after pressing), and its intensity depends on the force of pressing the screen. In addition, the modern complex includes a special camera that monitors the direction of the driver's gaze . If he is distracted by the passenger display, the system will automatically dim it to a minimum. Other innovative technologies in the EQE include a fingerprint scanner and augmented reality navigation . In terms of interior space, the EQE overtakes the E-class, the manufacturer assures .
In particular, the overall length of the passenger compartment is 80 mm longer. and in the shoulders it is wider by 27 mm. With the novelty, the EQS liftback shared the electric front doors and even optional Digital Light headlights, which can "draw" prompts for the driver in the form of arrows and symbols on the road . Each headlight has three powerful diodes and a matrix of 1.3 million micromirrors, which control the electronics to create an "image": a total of 2.6 million pixels. At first, the car will have two versions. So far, the first, the simplest modification of the EQE 350 is shown with a single engine output of 215 kW (292 hp) and 530 N • m.
A permanent magnet synchronous motor with two windings of three phases is included in the eATS module and is mounted on the rear axle. A battery with a usable capacity of 90 kWh provides the sedan with a charge range of 545 to 660 km (WLTP cycle), depending on the configuration. Later, the EQE range will include a "charged" variation with a power of about 500 kW (680 hp) and modifications with four -wheel drive, in which the eATS module is added to the front. The Germans point out that when charging with direct current in the first 15 minutes of connection, you can get energy for 250 km. Of course, AC charging is also provided . The on-board charger for it has a power of 11 kW, and as an option – 22 kW. Filling the battery with this method takes eight and a quarter hours or four and a quarter hours, respectively.
To improve energy efficiency, the driver can choose from three levels of recuperation when the accelerator pedal is released, or turn on the automatic level selection mode , at which the electronics will adjust it based on the traffic situation. Electric Intelligence navigation will select the best route based on access to charging stations. Energy saving is also facilitated by the developed system of thermal regulation of the battery and (current converter), in which heat from electrical components is used to heat the passenger compartment in the cold season. There is also a choice of three driving modes (Sport, Eco and Individual). Charging from a DC speaker at a power of up to 170 kW takes 32 minutes (from 10 to 80%).
The suspension (four-link front and multi-link rear) is closely related to the S-class suspension and can optionally be adaptive pneumatic, Airmatic ADS +. At speeds above 120 km / h, it reduces the ground clearance by 20 mm. At low speeds (up to 40 km / h), by pressing a button, the machine can be raised 25 mm from the center position. The electric sedan safety complex includes automatic emergency braking systems, head optics control, collision avoidance, as well as lane departure and side impact prevention , tracking of "blind" zones and road signs. The electric car will be produced by factories in Bremen (for the world market) and a joint venture in Beijing (for China). The start of sales is scheduled for mid-2022. Pricing not announced yet.