This is the new 2022 Mercedes EQE. It’s a brand-new electric saloon that packs loads of tech from the uber-luxurious EQS into a smaller, cheaper package.
The new Mercedes EQE looks very similar to the larger EQS. OK, so the headlights are slightly chunkier and they have some more angular daytime running lights, but the blanked-off plastic grille is pretty similar, and so are the air intakes on each side of the bumper.
The 2022 Mercedes EQE comes with its own range of 19 to 21-inch alloy wheels, but you can’t deny that the swooping roofline, curvy doors, and chrome trim look just like the EQS.
It’s the same story at the back, too. The EQE’s brake lights and black bumper trim look almost identical to what you get on an EQS.
New Mercedes EQE interior
If you thought the EQE looked just like the EQS on the outside, wait until you get inside – it looks almost exactly the same as Mercedes’ new ultra-luxurious EV.
Ok, so there are a few differences. The steering wheel is new and the seats have different stitching, but that’s about it…
2022 Mercedes EQE wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels) is 90mm less than an EQS, but its cabin is 80mm longer than a normal E-Class saloon, so it should still feel super roomy inside. There’s 27mm more shoulder space than that car too, and the seats are 65mm higher to give you more leg support.
The Mercedes EQE comes with a dual-screen infotainment system as standard, just like the one on an entry-level EQS, with a 12.3-inch driver’s display and a 13-inch touchscreen on the dashboard.
But, you can pay extra to get Mercedes’ flashy Hyperscreen system with 3 built-in screens. There’s a 12.3-inch display for the driver, another for the passenger and a huge 17.7-inch touchscreen in the middle.
This comes with loads of features pinched from the EQS, including the latest ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice recognition. You can also connect it to smart tech in your house, so you can tell your car to switch the heating on at home while you’re driving.
The Mercedes EQE is compatible with over-the-air updates, so you’ll never have to take it back to a dealership to make sure it has all the latest software.
New Mercedes EQE performance
Mercedes hasn’t said much about the new EQE’s performance, but it has confirmed it’ll put the rear-wheel-drive 350 model on sale first. This uses a single motor at the back that makes 292hp and 530Nm of torque.