2022 Mercedes-Benz EQE spied at the Nürburgring

Mercedes-Benz's next vehicle on the Electric Vehicle Architecture, the EQE, has been spied lapping the Nürburgring ahead of its reveal later this year.

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The 2022 Mercedes EQE sedan has been spotted again, this time in full attack mode at the Nürburgring.

It’s set to be officially revealed in September 2021, with deliveries beginning next year.

Although it’ll slot into the Mercedes-Benz range as an electric counterpart to the E-Class, it differs significantly in both styling and technology.

Stylistically, the EQE features a swooping arc design with short overhangs and a cab-forward stance.

Though there’s still plenty of camouflage, we can also see the EQE will have similar front-end styling to the recently revealed EQS with a closed-off grille.

Overall, there’s no mistaking this for an E-Class.

The EQE sedan will slot underneath the EQS and serve as Mercedes-Benz’s rival for the Tesla Model S and upcoming Audi A6 E-Tron.

It’ll share the new Electric Vehicle Architecture with the EQS, as well as the upcoming EQE and EQS SUVs.

The dedicated EV architecture is designed to give the models a flat floor, ‘skateboard’ structure, which creates greater packaging flexibility and interior space.

It’s in contrast to other electric Mercedes models, such as the EQC, which use electrified versions of existing, internal combustion engine platforms.

Power will likely come in the form of a dual motor, all-wheel-drive setup, however specifications have yet to be announced.

The larger EQS offers a choice of single- and dual-motor powertrains, both with a 107.8kWh lithium-ion battery.

The rear-wheel drive EQS 450+ has 245kW of power and 568Nm of torque, with a 0-100km/h time of 6.2 seconds.

The dual-motor all-wheel drive EQS 580 4Matic has 385kW of power, 855Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.3 seconds, though an even more powerful flagship is in the works with 580kW of power.

The EQS has an electric range of up to 770km on the tougher WLTP test cycle.

Mercedes-Benz’s electric vehicle rollout started with the GLC-derived EQC, with the GLA-based EQA due here in June 2021 and the GLB-based EQB coming to Australia next year.

The EQS will touch down in Australia before the end of 2021.

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