The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE is new to the Mercedes-Benz lineup and will slot in below the larger and more luxurious EQS. We expect it to arrive in U.S. showrooms sometime in late 2022.

Although Mercedes hasn’t said how much the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE will cost, we expect its starting price will be about $13,000 more than the entry-level E-class sedan, which should put it at right around $65,000 when it eventually goes on sale.

2023 mercedesbenz eqe front exterior

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

With a single electric motor mounted on its rear axle, the EQE350 generates 288 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes says this setup will allow the sedan to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds on its way to an estimated top speed of 130 mph.

An all-wheel-drive version of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE will also be offered with a second electric motor powering the front wheels and producing over 400 horses.

However, Mercedes hasn’t said how powerful or quick this 4Matic variant will be. Still, both configurations will be available with an air suspension and a rear-wheel-steering system for what should be a very smooth ride and improved maneuverability in tight spaces. A set of 19-inch wheels are standard, but we expect larger rims to be offered, likely with the optional AMG Line appearance package.

 

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

The EQE350 features a 90.6-kWh battery pack that’s expected to provide a driving range of more than 300 miles. Mercedes says the battery can be charged from 10 to 100 percent in 9.5 hours using a 240-volt Level 2 charger. Plugging the EQE350 into a DC fast-charger is said to charge its battery from 10 to 80 percent in 31 minutes, according to Mercedes.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Inside, the EQE combines an elegant design with rich materials and appears to provide generous passenger space and cubby storage. The environment looks exponentially more futuristic when fitted with the optional Hyperscreen, which turns the dashboard into a giant glass panel with multiple digital displays. A floating center console separates the front seats, which come standard with heated and ventilated cushions.

2023 mercedes benz eqe interior dash

These thrones can also be upgraded with massage functions. Every EQE has a panoramic sunroof and customizable ambient interior lighting that traces the dash and doors, creating a distinct aesthetic when lit. Its cabin can be further decked out with options such as a head-up display, four-zone climate control, and front doors that can be opened and closed automatically.

The EQE’s skateboard-like electric platform also looks to be a boon to packaging, and we expect it to have comfortable passenger accommodations and competitive cargo capacity.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The highlight of the EQE’s infotainment system is the optional Hyperscreen, which measures 56 inches long and consists of three separate screens behind a single sweeping pane of glass. It combines a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster screen, a 17.7-inch central touchscreen, and a 12.3-inch screen for the front passenger.

Utilizing the latest version of Mercedes’s MBUX software, the impressive interface allows the user to access features without having to scroll through menus or use voice commands.

Without the Hyperscreen, the EQE’s standard infotainment system runs through a 12.3-inch touchscreen. It features a fingerprint scanner that lets users access individual profiles. Also standard is a Burmester sound system and a wireless device charger.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Every EQE is equipped with a host of driver-assistance technology, and it can be upgraded with an array of even more advanced equipment. The list of options includes a 360-degree camera system, automatic high-beam headlights, and a self-parking feature.

For more information about the EQE’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

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