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MERCEDES-BENZ INTRODUCES ELECTRIC CAR EQE AND EQS AMG

Both were present for the first time at the IAA Munich 2021.

11.09.2021
BY A. NUGROHO
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The Munich Motor Show or IAA Mobility Munich is where Mercedes-Benz introduces its line of electric vehicles through the Mercedes EQ sub-brand. After showing the EQG concept, Mercedes-Benz introduced several models, one of which was the EQE.

Looking at the nomenclature, the EQE resembles an E Class premium sedan on a conventional engine model. The form uses a coupe design that looks sporty.

The grille has changed to a black plate with a typical Mercedes star logo in the front view. The back is equipped with LED lights that connect multiple sensors and sophisticated cameras that are very neatly placed.

Currently, Mercedes-Benz only introduces one model, the EQE 350. However, as a compliment, Mercedes provides an optional AMG Line variant with a sportier bumper design, bigger wheels, and sporty bucket seats.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Inside, the MBUX Hyperscreen option is offered to consumers, and this is the feature debut in the EQS Sedan. Three large screens spanning the entire dashboard look seamless without any connection. Biometric authentication features and augmented reality navigation complement the driving comfort side with this modern Mercedes product.

Like conventional engine models, the EQE uses adaptive air suspension and all-wheel steering as in the EQS model. Regarding the electric motor, the EQE uses a battery with a capacity of 90.6 kWh with 288 hp power and 530 Nm of torque.

Mercedes offers the option of 4Matic all-wheel-drive by adding two electric motors at the front. In terms of mileage, the EQE can go as far as 660 kilometers on a full battery.

EQE can charge the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 31 minutes regarding the ease of charging the battery. Of course, this is done by relying on DC fast charging.

The EQE model will go head-to-head with the electric cars that have come before, namely the Tesla Model S and Audi A6 e-Tron, and the upcoming BMW car.

After showing this electric sedan to the public, Mercedes-Benz will start production in mid-2022 at the factory located in Bremen, Germany. The initial sales of this electric car in the European and United States markets in 2023 and the Chinese market, planned to be produced locally.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Mercedes EQS AMG

In addition to the EQE, Mercedes also introduced a more ferocious variant of the EQS model that was first present, namely the EQS 53 AMG. As in the conventional version, the AMG version presents greater engine power.

The electric motor produces 751 hp with a maximum torque of 1,019 Nm, making it go from 0 to 100 km per hour in 3.4 seconds. The battery still uses the same size as the EQS, which is 107.8 kWh but is added by AMG designer motors at the front and rear.

This increased performance makes Mercedes also pay attention to braking capabilities. Consumers can choose a standard 16.3-inch size or an optional 17.3-inch disc brake at the front.

The appearance is not too different from the EQS 53. The front grille is black with an attractive rim design and a large rear spoiler.

Inside the interior design, the most visible changes are the seats with the AMG model and some exclusive details specifically for this powerful variant. Consumers still get a massive screen as standard and additional features such as the AMG Dynamic Plus package, including a Race Start mode.

Mercedes has also included three sound options to choose from, Authentic or Performance, to let those around you know that an EQS has just passed them. This sound also enters the cabin to adjust the driving conditions according to the selected mode.

Mercedes also provides a more extended variant, a long wheelbase, which will be marketed in China. In addition, Pullman bullet-resistant vehicle modes and coupe versions will also be prepared. The AMG EQS is scheduled to go on sale in 2023.