The next electric Mercedes-Benz to get the AMG treatment is the new EQE sedan.
After revealing the larger AMG EQS 53 in September 2021, Mercedes-AMG is getting ready to pull the wraps off its fettled EQE.
The German high-performance division of Mercedes-Benz has teased its second addition to its all-electric line-up, the AMG EQE, just a day before its reveal on February 16 at 10AM (AEDT).
Shown in two short teaser videos uploaded to social media, Mercedes-AMG only gives us short glimpses at its EQE. One of the vehicles is painted red and the other white.
Regular Mercedes-Benz EQE models are currently due to arrive in Australia in the second half of 2022, following the new model’s reveal last September. We’ll find out more about the AMG version’s local timing tomorrow.
From what’s seen in the teasers, it looks like the AMG EQE’s styling tweaks are similar to those applied by AMG to the EQS.
Both the EQE and EQS ride on the same Electric Vehicle Architecture, but the EQE is a conventional booted sedan while the EQS is a liftback.
Powering the AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ is a dual-electric motor setup that sends torque through an all-wheel drive system.
It produces 484kW of power and 950Nm of torque and has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 3.8 seconds.
Opting for the AMG Dynamic Plus package in the AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ ups peak power to 560kW and peak torque to 1020Nm for a 3.4-second sprint to 100km/h.
It’s unclear if the AMG EQE will have the exact same drivetrain setups, or if it’ll have a detuned version so it doesn’t compete too closely with the AMG EQS 53 4Matic+.
It’s also unclear if the AMG EQE will have a 107.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack like the AMG EQS 53, a 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack like the regular EQE, or something inbetween.
The AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ is expected to touch down on Australian soil in early 2022 as the only EQS model initially available.
Other EQS variants are expected to arrive later in 2022 per Mercedes-Benz Australia’s rollout strategy.
Besides the exterior paint colour, the other noticeable difference between the AMG EQE models shown in the teaser videos are their wheels.
One of the vehicles have black 22-inch alloy wheels and the other has silver and black 21-inch alloy wheels. A range of different 21- and 22-inch wheels are expected, just like the AMG EQS 53 4Matic+.
From the front, other noteable exterior design elements of the AMG EQE models shown in the teaser videos are its AMG Panamericana grille, side air intakes and Digital Light LED headlights.
We never properly see the side profile of the AMG EQE in the teaser videos but there are EQE and 4Matic+ badges that can be seen. There are also carbon brakes with golden calipers.
It’s expected the rear-axle steering and Airmatic air suspension with adaptive damping, which is optional on the regular EQE, will be standard on the AMG EQE.
Around the back the only clear image we see in the teaser videos is the vehicle’s AMG badge.
There’s a single interior shot of the AMG EQE that’s shown and there is an AMG badge on the backrest of a perforated leather seat.
The MBUX Hyperscreen which houses a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 17.7-inch central touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch passenger-side touchscreen is expected to be standard on the AMG EQE.
For now we’ll have to wait and see for Mercedes-AMG to properly properly unveil its high-performance EQE.