Mercedes-Benz Preparing The Electric EQE Saloon in 2022

The new upmarket saloon is scheduled to go on sale in 2022 and will compete directly with the Tesla Model S in terms of price. Details of the EQE have been cited in documents recently made public by the Chinese Ministry of Information and Technology in which the EQE is referred to under its internal codename, V295.

The EQE is one of 10 new electric models destined for sale from Mercedes under its EQ sub-brand by the end of 2025 in a development programme already budgeted to cost up to €10 billion (£8.7bn).

On top of this, the German car maker has announced the investment of a further €20bn (£17.4bn) in battery cell technology. Electric models are expected to account for more than a quarter of all Mercedes’ sales by the middle of the next decade. Zetsche said: “Our electric offensive continues to gain momentum.We are now taking the next step.

The EQE will follow the recently introduced EQC, next year’s new EQA and EQV, the flagship EQS and the recently confirmed EQB into Mercedes showrooms in the UK.

A sibling model to the larger and more luxurious EQS due out in 2021, the EQE will also be the second Mercedes to be based on the company’s new MEA electric car platform. Set to make extensive use of aluminium, it is designed to give future EQ electric models a flat floor structure for added packaging flexibility and what Mercedes insiders have described as “class-leading interior space”. 

One source said: “The EQE will be shorter in length than today’s E-Class but offer space comparable to the existing S-Class.” 

As our image shows, the EQE will evolve the shape of the upcoming facelifted E-Class with a focus on aerodynamic efficiency. It will adopt a face inspired by the rest of the EQ line-up, and is expected to sit lower to the ground with a ride height adjusting depending on the road conditions. 

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The EQC, EQA, EQV and EQB are based around existing stage structures that are imparted to, separately, the GLC, A-Class, V-Class and up and coming GLB

Like the EQS, the EQE will be sold from the beginning with four-wheel drive, with power originating from two electric engines – one mounted in advance giving drive to the front haggles second driving the back wheels. 

To expand the vehicle's allure, Mercedes is additionally considering a back wheel-drive rendition of its new EQ model, despite the fact that it is probably not going to be made accessible until 2022, as per sources acquainted with the organization's electric vehicle procedure. 

In spite of the fact that it is still early days, power and torque are required to obscure the 402bhp and 564lb ft of the new EQC. 

Among the highlights being touted for the EQE are dynamic air suspension and four-wheel directing, just as security highlights joined into Mercedes' new ESF exploratory research vehicle, including level three self-sufficient driving capacities. 

Advancements in battery cell innovation are relied upon to give the EQE a scope of near 373 miles (600km). 

Generation of the EQE is booked to happen at Mercedes' new Factory 56 in Germany – a similar site reserved to create the EQS. 

The EQE will likewise be created at another €1.5bn (£1.3bn) site being developed by Mercedes in association with its Chinese joint-adventure accomplice in Beijing at the rate of up to 70,000 units for every year from 2022.

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