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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

A Much less Costly Different To The EQS

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE is a youthful, smaller and cheaper cousin of the Mercedes-Benz EQS, primarily based on the identical EVA platform.

There are 4 variations of the automobile accessible in the US, beginning with the entry-level, rear-wheel drive EQE 350+, two all-wheel drive variations (EQE 350 4Matic and EQE 500 4Matic) and a performance-oriented AMG EQE.

There are just a few different variations in Europe, however right this moment we are going to take a more in-depth look solely on the US-spec vehicles, together with costs and fundamental specs.

Mercedes-Benz EQE
Mercedes-Benz AMG EQE

The Mercedes-Benz EQE 350+ begins at an MSRP of $74,900 (plus a $1,150 vacation spot cost), which is over $30,000 lower than within the case of the entry-level Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ ($104,400).

The twin-motor, all-wheel drive model EQE 350 4Matic is $3,000 costlier ($77,900), whereas the much more highly effective EQE 500 4Matic begins at $85,900. The AMG EQE model is considerably costlier than the remainder of the lineup, because it begins at $106,900.

Because of the Inflation Discount Act of 2022 (IRA), not one of the Mercedes-Benz EQE qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit score, as a result of the vehicles are imported (they’d exceed the $55,000 worth cap anyway, even when regionally produced).

Mannequin Base Worth Dest. Cost Tax Credit score Efficient Worth
2023 Mercedes EQE 350+ 19-inch $74,900 +$1,150 N/A $76,050
2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic 19-inch $77,900 +$1,150 N/A $79,050
2023 Mercedes EQE 500 4Matic 19-inch $85,900 +$1,150 N/A $87,050
2023 Mercedes AMG EQE 20-inch $106,900 +$1,150 N/A $108,050

In the course of the first quarter of 2023, Mercedes-Benz offered over 1,300 EQE within the US, in comparison with over 2,000 EQS. It will likely be fascinating to see whether or not the EQE will beat the EQS in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.

The entire Mercedes-Benz EQE accessible within the US are geared up with the identical 90.6-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery.

The bottom, rear-wheel drive has an estimated vary of 305 miles (491 km) and accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour (mph) in 6.2 seconds.

The upper-power, all-wheel drive variations are faster, however their vary is noticeably shorter – 260 miles within the case of the common AWD variations (45 miles or 15 p.c much less) and simply 225 miles within the case of the AMG model.

Nonetheless, the AMG EQE may be very fast, with a 0-60 mph time of simply 3.2 seconds – that is really higher than 3.4 seconds within the case of the AMG EQS, which is roughly $40,000 costlier.

Mannequin Drive Battery
2023 Mercedes EQE 350+ 19-inch RWD 90.6 305 mi*
(491 km)
2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic 19-inch AWD 90.6 260 mi*
(418 km)
2023 Mercedes EQE 500 4Matic 19-inch AWD 90.6 260 mi*
(418 km)
2023 Mercedes AMG EQE 20-inch AWD 90.6 225 mi*
(362 km)

* anticipated values

An fascinating factor is that earlier this 12 months, Mercedes-Benz launched a brand new efficiency acceleration on-demand improve, as a subscription service, which improves the acceleration of the EQS 450 4Matic, EQS 450 4Matic SUV, EQE 350 4Matic, EQE SUV 4Matic SUV.

Within the case of the EQE 350 4Matic, the 0-60 mph time is lowered by 0.9 seconds from 6.0 to five.1, at an expense of $60/month, $600/12 months, or $1,950 for a lifetime of the automobile.

At the moment, not one of the Mercedes-Benz EQE variations are listed on the EPA’s web site so we’re nonetheless ready for the EPA Mixed vary and effectivity scores.

The entire 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE variations are geared up with a 9.6-kW onboard charger, which is promised to recharge the battery from 10 to one hundred pc of state-of-charge (SOC) in 10.5 hours.

Concerning DC quick charging, 10-80 p.c SOC recharge is feasible in 32 minutes at as much as 170 kilowatts of energy.

Now, let’s check out the side-by-side comparability of the EQE and EQS, utilizing the all-wheel drive variations – respectively EQE 350 4Matic (19-inch) and EQS 450 4Matic (20-inch) – for instance.

The EQE has about 16.4 p.c smaller battery (90.6-kWh vs. 108.4-kWh) and fairly a considerably decrease EPA vary (by over 23 p.c), though we’ve got to attend for the official score.

Because of the decrease energy output (by nearly one-fifth), the EQE is barely slower than the EQS. Charging instances are very comparable, each AC and DC.

The primary distinction seems to be the worth (27 p.c increased within the EQS) and normal gear/options, so that is the factor to analysis earlier than shopping for.

EV Comparability Aspect-by-Aspect by InsideEVs
Mannequin 2023 Mercedes EQE 350 4Matic 19-inch
[A] / [B]
2023 Mercedes EQS 450 4Matic (AWD; 20-inch)
Drive AWD   AWD
Battery 90.6 kWh -16.4% 108.4 kWh
EPA Vary
Mixed 260 mi*
(418 km)
-23.5% 340 mi
(547 km)
Metropolis     328.2 mi
(528 km)
Freeway     354.4 mi
(570 km)
0-60 mph 6.0 s 13.2% 5.3 s
High velocity     130 mph
(209 km/h)
Peak energy 215 kW -18.9% 265 kW
EPA Power Consumption (together with charging losses)
Mixed     103 MPGe: 327 Wh/mi (203 Wh/km)
Metropolis     101 MPGe: 334 Wh/mi (207 Wh/km)
Freeway     105 MPGe: 321 Wh/mi (199 Wh/km)
AC On-board charger: 9.6 kW
Information: 10-100% SOC in 10.5 h
  On-board charger: 9.6 kW
Information: 10-100% SOC in 11.5 h
DC Peak charging energy: 170 kW
Information: 10-80% SOC in 32 min
  Peak charging energy: 200 kW
Information: 10-80% SOC in 31 min
Weight, Payload and Towing
Curb weight (est.) 5424 lbs (2460 kg) -7.4% 5856 lbs (2656 kg)
MSRP $77,900 -27.5% $107,400
Dest. Cost +$1,150   +$1,150
Tax Credit score N/A   N/A
Efficient Worth $79,050 -27.2% $108,550

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