The next model on Mercedes-Benz’s new Electric Vehicle Architecture is set to debut at this year’s Munich motor show.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE will debut alongside a Mercedes-AMG EV (likely EQS-based) and a Mercedes-Maybach model at the show, referred to as IAA Mobility and scheduled for September 7-12, 2021.
The Mercedes-Maybach model will show how a “100-year tradition of ultimate automotive luxury can be carried forward into a new era”.
It’s likely to be the Maybach version of the upcoming EQS SUV, which we’ve already seen a teaser for.
That means these three key reveals will all be models on Mercedes-Benz’s new Electric Vehicle Architecture (EVA).
Mercedes-Benz released two teaser images of the 2022 EQE: one of the exterior and one of the cabin.
The EQE’s interior looks almost identical to the larger EQS, down to the use of the sprawling MBUX Hyperscreen.
This comprises a large digital instrument cluster, central touchscreen, and a display for the passenger, with ambient lighting along the perimeter to give it a ‘floating’ effect.
In the EQS, the Hyperscreen measures 141cm wide and has an “area perceived by the occupants” of 2432.11cm2.
Perhaps the only key difference in interior styling between the EQE and EQS is the centre console has less of a bridge effect to it in the EQE, appearing lower to the floor.
Outside, the tail lights have the same intricate LED elements as the EQS, while there’s also a full-width lighting element.
We can also see the side profile has what appears to be more dramatic side sculpting than the EQS.
We’ve seen extensive spy photography of the EQE and its “one bow” body styling. While it’s similarly aerodynamic in appearance to the EQS, which boasts a drag coefficient 0.20, there are some key visual differences.
Unlike the EQS, which is a five-door fastback, the EQE is a four-door sedan. However, its boot isn’t as pronounced as more traditional Mercedes-Benz sedans like the E-Class.
The EQS is the first vehicle to use EVA and will arrive locally by the end of 2021.
It’ll be followed by the EQE plus the EQE SUV and EQS SUV, with the latter two set to enter production at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant in 2022.