Published on October 17th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Mercedes-AMG EQE Models Revealed As High-Performance Variants
A Mercedes-AMG EQE43 4MATIC and EQE53 4MATIC+ have both been revealed.
Yesterday, Mercedes-Benz unveiled an alternative body style to the all-electric version of the E-Class called the EQE SUV. This model is quite impressive when fully-specced but can also be dressed down with a rear-wheel drive setup and less equipment onboard. But if you want the full EQE SUV experience, you’ll want one of the performance versions by AMG, which were unveiled simultaneously.
Mercedes-AMG are going to offer two variants of the EQE SUV to start with – an EQE43 4MATIC and an EQE53 4MATIC+. As their names suggest, both models bring a dual motor, all-wheel drive setup as standard.
The EQE43 4MATIC will be available with 476hp and 858Nm of torque. The EQE53 4MATIC+, on the other hand, will be available with 687hp and 1000Nm of torque with the optional AMG Dynamic Plus Package with Boost function. Both models features slightly different windings, laminations, higher currents and adapted inverters for the different outputs. The AMG-specific models feature a unique cooling system for the motors. In the fast configuration, the AMG EQE completes the century sprint in just 3.5 seconds.
‘4MATIC+’, in the context of electric vehicles now takes on a more abstract meaning where in the past it meant that 100% of the torque could be sent to the rear when required. With electric 4MATIC models, power is full variable with or without a ‘+’ in the name.
AMG independently developed their own AMG RIDE CONTROL+ air suspension with adaptive damping for the EQE SUV and also designed their own version of the rear-axle steering with AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL.
The AMG EQE models build on the same smooth look of the Benz variants, but add a dash of aggression to help distinguish them.
Here are some exterior appointments in brief:
- AMG-specific black panel radiator grille with hot-stamped vertical struts in chrome, integrated Mercedes star and “AMG” lettering
- AMG emblem instead of the Mercedes star on the hood (first for an EV)
- AMG-specific front apron in body colour with A-wing in high-gloss black and a chrome trim
- Front splitter in high-gloss black with chrome trim and flics and fins on the simulated air inlets
- Air diffusers in high-gloss black on the left and right allow the AIR CURTAIN effect
- Standard DIGITAL LIGHT headlamps feature a specific AMG projection when opening and closing the vehicle
- AMG-specific wheel arch claddings in body colour
- Aero-optimised 21 or 22-inch AMG light-alloy wheels
- Rear apron in body colour with aero-optimised diffuser and longitudinal fins
- Tail lights in a helix design round off the dynamic appearance
Inside, there are similar sporty touches. These include:
- seats with individual graphics and special seat covers.
- ARTICO man-made leather with MICROCUT microfibre and red topstitching OR in nappa leather
- AMG badge on the backrests of the front seats
- Embossed AMG emblems in the front headrests
- Instrument panel and beltlines in space grey ARTICO man-made leather with NEOTEX grain and red topstitching
- Door centre panels and also transition from centre console to instrument panel in black MICROCUT microfibre with red topstitching
- Flat-bottomed, perforated AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather with silver-coloured aluminium paddles for setting various recuperation levels and the standard steering wheel buttons
- AMG sports pedals
- AMG floor mats and door sill panels with “AMG” lettering
The MBUX Hyperscreen will be optional on the AMG EQE SUV and will feature an AMG-specific screensaver. Dolby Atmos is featured, along with a new premium digital entertainment platform called ZYNC.
The instrument cluster, multimedia and heads-up displays all have AMG functions.