Market launch of the Mercedes EQE in mid-2022
Mercedes EQE gets the “One Bow Design” of the EQS
HEPA filter is designed to keep viruses and bacteria away
The rear looks more pleasing than the EQS
Huge hyperscreen as an option on the Mercedes EQE
The driver’s cab was practically taken over one to one from the EQS. In addition to the two basic configurations, each with two separate screens of different sizes, the Hyperscreen is at the top of the price list. The 141 centimeter wide glass panel with an area of 2432 square centimeters accommodates three screens. The third is intended for the passenger seat and is only active when someone is sitting there.
The space in the cockpit is generous, the freedom of movement more than decent. It only gets tighter above the crown. It doesn’t scratch the roof of tall people either; However, due to the battery in the vehicle floor, the seats are mounted higher than in a Mercedes E-Class, which in turn affects the seating position and the feeling of space.
Trunk volume between 430 and 770 liters
Transfer to the rear. The space in the second row is extremely princely, Mercedes promises around eight centimeters more legroom than in the E-Class. This can definitely be felt and, in connection with the almost flat vehicle floor, creates a pleasant feeling of space.
And the headroom? In order to be able to drop the roof line like a coupé, Mercedes came up with a trick: the panoramic roof was pulled further back so that you sit directly under glass at the back and should have more headroom. However, this only works to a limited extent, because the roof bars are still in the way.
In addition, the large glass roof means that the boot lid is no longer hinged above but below the rear window. Storage volume of 430 to 770 liters is considerable, but access is somewhat impaired.
The EQE offers calm like the EQS and a sporty start (update!)
The rest of the AMG interior with a flattened steering wheel and lots of Alcantara is also a largely perfectly finished feast for the eyes. But despite its overall length of almost five meters, the EQE doesn’t feel huge, which is also due to the slit-like view to the rear. Too bad: The 360-degree camera is unfortunately not standard.
Rear axle steers up to ten degrees
When driving, you’ll be amazed after just a few meters at how extremely quiet the EQE is. There are no engine noises that otherwise mask other sources of noise. And yet only a fine rolling noise penetrates. The tuning of the Airmatic air suspension is fluffy and lets the Benz glide along almost gently. But if you ram your right foot into the pedal, the 300 kW (408 hp) of the test car powerful forward.
And then there is the rear-axle steering: It can be ordered from Mercedes in two stages (up to 4.5 degrees and up to 10 degrees). The rear wheels make a noticeable steering movement, especially when turning or turning in a small space. After all: Mercedes promises a turning circle of 10.7 meters at an angle of ten degrees, without rear axle steering it should be 12.5 meters.
The recuperation can be adjusted in three stages and also brakes to a standstill. With “intelligent recuperation” (based on the distance radar), the system cannot always decide whether it should come to a standstill on its own or whether the driver has to help.