Mercedes is adding two Mercedes-AMG all-electric performance sedans to its lineup, based on the Mercedes EQE: the Mercedes-AMG EQE 43 4MATIC and EQE 53 4MATIC+. The vehicles are based on the electric-exclusive Mercedes architecture of the luxury and premium class (EVA2). AMG-specific solutions—particularly in the areas of drive, suspension, brakes, sound, exterior and interior design, and equipment—deliver a dynamic and emotively appealing AMG driving experience.
“With two new models, we are expanding our range with purely electrically powered performance vehicles and are thus addressing additional target groups. The EQE 43 4MATIC is the entry-level model for electric Driving Performance from Mercedes-AMG. The EQE 53 4MATIC+, on the other hand, focuses on even more sportiness and greater driving dynamics. And that’s not the end of our Future of Driving Performance: After performance hybrids and all-electric AMG derivatives based on EVA2, stand-alone AMG electric vehicles will follow in the not too distant future. These are based on AMG.EA, our new, completely in-house-developed platform.” says Philipp Schiemer, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
“The compact format of the EQE forms the perfect starting point for realising a highly agile and very emotional driving experience with our AMG-specific solutions. This applies in particular to the areas of drive, chassis, brakes and, above all, sound. This ensures that our customers can also look forward to our brand’s hallmark Driving Performance in our second all-electric model series.” says Jochen Hermann, Chief Technical Officer of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Both new Mercedes-AMG EQE models offer a performance-oriented drive concept with two electric motors. The electric drivetrain (eATS), with a motor on each of the axles, also offers fully variable all-wheel drive, which optimally transmits the drive power to the asphalt under all driving conditions. The power spectrum ranges from 350 kW (476 hp) in the EQE 43 4MATIC to 505 kW (687 hp) in the EQE 53 4MATIC+ with optional AMG DYNAMIC PLUS Package and boost function. The maximum torque ranges from 858 to 1000 N·m.
The AMG-specific electric motors at the front and rear axles are permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM). The decided emphasis on performance is already evident in the output and torque values. In addition, the electric motors are characterized by an optimal balance of power increase, efficiency and noise comfort.
The electric motors of the EQE 43 4MATIC feature AMG-specific tuning and control. The EQE 53 4MATIC+ uses AMG-specific electric motors with adapted windings and laminations, higher currents and a specific inverter. This enables higher motor speeds and even more power, which is particularly noticeable during acceleration and at top speed.
The electric motor on the rear axle is particularly powerful due to its six-phase design, based on two windings with three phases each. The stator with pull-in winding ensures a particularly strong magnetic field.