Mercedes EQE in the first test

Mercedes EQE

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  • Site author Stefan Grundhoff

The Mercedes EQE comes onto the market as a small brother of the EQ this spring. We made a round with chief developer Christoph Starzynski and show how the EQE should take the Model 3 of Tesla into the defect.

The Mercedes EQE could become one of the most important cars for the recently founded Mercedes Group, because the competition is even thinner in the electrical upper class than expected. Tesla has his aging model S and then there will soon be the electric scene -seller model 3 from the same house.

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But that was already it, because Porsche Taycan or Audi e-tron are much more sporty and sometimes cost twice as the second model on the EVA-2 platform. The BMW i4 is a class below and the new Audi A6 e-tron takes a while as the electric 5-generation electric 5.

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Free railway therefore for the Mercedes EQE 350, which carries a heavy load around with it and this is by no means the heavy 90-kWh battery package in the underbody, which should guarantee the electrical ranges of over 600 kilometers without unloading.

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The EQE is also a good year ahead of the upcoming Mercedes E-Class, which should celebrate its premiere in early 2023 and was always one of the most important models of the Swabians in the combination of volume and yield. Ola Kallenius regularly underlines that the future of former Daimler AG is purely electric and so the EQE is not only significantly important in Europe than the combustion e-class, which then somehow rolls out of the Old World into a new one.

Mercedes EQE in the first test-test
Mercedes-Benz AG/DPA-TMN A little smaller: The new EQE is located under the EQS and wants to offer itself as an electrical alternative to the E-Class.

The close relationship between 4.95 meters long EQE and the significantly larger EQS is not only optically obvious. Faucet board, seats, operation and the up to three large displays for drivers, passengers and central panel in the middle – you already know everything very well.

More space than the conventional electric model

The space in the rear is significantly smaller than with the big brother EQs, but due to the mighty wheelbase more lush than you know it from combustion models. You sit a little higher due to the battery pack in the underbody, but there is more than enough space for legs and cremation. There are 430 liters of volume behind the electric tailgate.

Mercedes EQE in the first test-test
Authors-Union Mobility/Mercedes-Benz Ride in the Mercedes-Benz EQE: in the middle of the heart of the brand

Christoph Starzynski is traveling on nameless roads south of Sindelfingen with the 215 kW / 292 hp EQE-350 tail operator; However, the last test kilometers only serve final votes. The test carrier offers sensible details such as air suspension and rear axle steering, which makes the more than two tons of top classmodel appear significantly more agile with curves and hairpin bends and in the generally tight beginning of a heavy electrical vehicle, air suspension is always a fine thing.

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Daimler AG Cockpit of the Mercedes EQE

What is certain is that the driver has to grab the wheel consistently at the EQE, because somewhat surprisingly, development manager Christoph Starzynski explains that the highly automated driving of level three is reserved for the two top models Mercedes EQs and S-Class until further notice

No “autopilot!“In the EQE

An expected kilometer eater like the electric E-Class will not offer this function at first. There will also be restrictions at the top speed, because if you love the usual 240 or 250 km/h maximum speed of the upper-class burner, you also have to get into it. At 210 km/h it is removed once again very early. When reloading, the new Mercedes EQE only drives in the second row, because a maximum of 170 kW should initially be loaded, while some competitors will travel well over 200 kW. Nevertheless, the battery pack in the underbody should strengthen in 15 minutes for the next 200 kilometers.The Mercedes EQE 350 with rear wheel drive will not stay. The offer will be supplemented in a timely more important way and larger brothers such as the EQE 450 and an EQE AMG 53 will also exist according to the EQS model. A combination version or a taxi variant remain on the outside – that would be a bit too back into the old world for Mercedes for Mercedes.

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14 thoughts on “Mercedes EQE in the first test”

  1. No fear
    The market usually adjusts itself by itself!! If the representatives of diesel instead of E they want … The market usually adjusts itself by itself!! If the representatives want diesel instead of E, buy diesel again somewhere else up to Daimler, or turn away from this customer base forever!!!

  2. Simple physics…
    …for Mr. Sochgen! If you ignore the simple physics, which says, mass that has to be moved costs energy. A plugin that is mainly moved in combustion mode drags an average of 300kg and more in weight than its combustion colleague. An EQs weighs empty at least 900kg more than a Tesla3. Did you skip mathematics and physics at school that you do not understand the simplest relationships? If you want to ask for a 7 Series BMW with a V8 engine and a corresponding weight, as much consumed as an EI 3 Series BMW with an entry-level engine? The manufacturers have weight for every gram, just to reduce CO2 emissions. Doesn’t apply to electric cars? Sure, if you exclude physics, you can already believe in it!

  3. @Vogel – simple connections
    As we can observe it regularly, they once again philosophized past the topic. The report I cited is not about absolute efficiency (I had emphasized again), but how strongly the efficiency of the vehicle changes in winter operation compared to the summer operation of the same BEV. This relative difference was assessed. Really tedious…

  4. The EQE has clear,
    Heavier materials in the interior than the Model 3 which makes better efficiency impossible. Also, you cannot compare the EQE with the Model 3, rather with the model S. Model 3 has long since demonstrated its suitability, the EQE still has ahead of it. What Mr. Feddermann claims would have to be done and the 100 years of experience of Mercedes would have to produce significantly better electric cars. So what Tesla produces in only 20 years is not perfect but extremely impressive!

  5. No Mr. Feddermann,
    I don’t like the shape of the EQE outside like inside. The Tesla design inside and outside does not like everyone either, is quite normal. Many manufacturers, Germans and others continue their strategy as with the combustion engineers. Elon Musk doesn’t want that, his cars have to be extremely tidy and different. Experts predict that this is the future of the car, sooner or later all manufacturers.

  6. "That’s fine"…
    I would also say as Franke if there wasn’t the exaggerated luxury (with u. A. Unnecessarily high overall weight, which makes an efficiency advantage impossible compared to Tesla) and the high price because Mercedes only wants to be a luxury car manufacturer. Art is to achieve the best efficiency in the best possible way and Tesla is still a leader. Quality and luxury at all costs is no longer up to date in times of climate change.

  7. @Sochgen
    Oh how funny!!! Which manufacturer still has its own depth of production for its vehicles without suppliers today? Which brand "shiny" With flying panoramic roofs, sloping rear spoilers, brand new burning battery cars, lousy paint quality, not coming from the first TuV "Premium vehicles", breaking wishbones and and and and? Is it Mercedes? I don’t think so, because I only spontaneously remember one brand and she bears the name Tesla!

  8. @Vogel – brings it something?
    Yes, it brings the highest profit margin of a volume manufacturer worldwide. It brings the opportunity to adapt to crisis situations faster (chip crisis) and it brings better coordination of the individual components – similar to Apple VS. Android. Take a look at the EQ’s software seaster (see YT videos from Carmaniac). Here you can see assembled individual components!

  9. @Feddermann – Whoever does better?
    Here is an example: You always praise the high range of the EQ. The NAF (AutoClub in Norway) once again tested BEV in winter (motorway, country, city, dry, -10c to 0c). Result: The EQs has almost 20.5% of the range of reach in winter. The Tesla Model 3 LR only 11% and ends with 521km in front of the EQs with 513km. The very good C value does not bring that much if the drive and the heating do not even work efficiently in ECO mode. When I look at the price difference. Ohje… By the way, BYD did even better with the tang. Teeth bite out of others…

  10. @Bird
    You just make yourself ridiculous here. What influence does the weight of the car have on the relative (in contrast to absolutely) poor efficiency in winter operation? I’m looking forward to the explanation! That’s what the cited test of the NAV is about.

  11. Nice and good !
    That the Swabians can build cars….whom wonders ? The E-Class is more of a typical company car, who can already afford it as a private person. How the battery-e arrives will be shown. You have to want that…. Somehow that the competitor to be a model 3 cannot be, the Mercedes is at least one class higher ! (or 2 ?)))

  12. Yes, 2 price ranges is higher…
    the EQE safely, if not 3. Mercedes thus demonstrates that you want to be a market guide for e-cars in the luxury class and will also be. You only ask yourself who will build the electric cars for 95% of the market in the future. Apparently you want to leave this market to Tesla and VW without a fight.

  13. Already fits
    They know what they are doing at Daimler. The design is of course a matter of taste. Technically, however, it should fit. Especially since it is not only the maximum number kWh of the charging speed, but also how long peak values are kept. The EQs already showed that Daimler has dominated. And in contrast to Tesla, you have not been building on e-cars for 20 years, in contrast to Tesla. In this respect, what’s there so far or is very remarkable. Daimler and Co. know very well how to build really good car. A fact that other manufacturers should do better at first. Our American friends in particular have a hard time, so far their teeth have always bitten off. Nothing will change with the electric car, why?

  14. A matter of opinion, Mr. Hutzler
    It is offered what can be sold, there is a market for luxury, which Daimler and others serve. That’s legitimate. If you look closely, a Tesla Model S is also in a maximum expansion stage in price regions, where they say it doesn’t fit into time. Or does that not apply to Tesla because it is Tesla? The difference is that the Daimler offers better quality.


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