The upcoming EQE Sedan is an electric version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s based on the Mercedes-EQ electric architecture (EVA2). The 2023 model is scheduled to arrive in US dealerships in the fall, at a starting price of $74,900.
All EQE models have an electric drivetrain (eATS) on the rear axle. The 2023 lineup includes the entry-level EQE 350 and the performance EQE 350+, as well as the EQE 350 and 500 4MATIC dual-motor AWD versions.
Fitted with a 90.6 kWh battery, the EQE 350+ delivers 305 miles of range, according to EPA estimates. The batteries were developed at the Mercedes-Benz Battery Competence Center and are produced at the company’s Stuttgart-Untertürkheim plant.
The EQE’s battery pack contains ten modules. The active material consists of nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1. This reduces the cobalt content to less than 10%. Mercedes hopes to be able to dispense entirely with materials such as cobalt through the use of new post-lithium-ion technologies.
An EQ-specific navigation system called Electric Intelligence factors the elements of electric driving, such as available charge, charging stations along the route, and driving style, into its route calculations, and computes the energy demand of the route.