Mercedes-Benz EQE Electric Sedan Launched At RM419,888

This EQE is the all-new electric business avant-garde from the Mercedes-EQ sub-brand.

Mercedes Benz Malaysia proudly introduces its second model series to be based on the electric architecture which developed specifically for electric vehicles, the new EQE 350+ by Mercedes EQ.

The business saloon EQE 350+ based on the electric architecture for large vehicles EVA 2, similar to EQS 450+ offers all the essential functions of the EQS in a slightly more compact format. 

Sagree Sardien, CEO & President of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia says, “2022 is an extremely important year in our electric initiative: with the introduction of the EQA, EQB, EQC, EQS and now EQE, we have the most comprehensive electric-vehicle portfolio here in Malaysia.

She added, “The Mercedes-EQ brand is pursuing a goal that is ambitious as it is clear: that we’ll build the most sustainable and most technically advanced cars in the world. By bringing responsible innovation to the road, we’re driving change. The EQE is the latest example of this – and it will make a powerful contribution towards the future of mobility.”

Michael Jopp, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia added, “After the EQS, the EQE is already the second model on our new platform for luxury segment. The EQE is the next all-purpose electric luxury sedan with the typical One-Bow-Signature Design creating fast lines and silhouette and through that a very aerodynamic and futuristic look.

All of this makes the car more flamboyant and entertaining, more extraordinary and defines the next level of luxury for the Mercedes-EQ brand.

With its dynamic driving experience and comprehensive range of Connected Services, the EQE is a perfect fit for the desires of a modern generation of customers. We reconcile innovation and emotionality with sustainability and we are actively contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions.”

Mercedes EQE EV Sedan launch

The EQE has a slightly shorter wheelbase compared to the EQS with shorter overhangs and more recessed flanks – it carries the concept of the business saloon into the future. Sensual Purity is reflected in generously modelled surfaces, reduced joints and seamless transitions (seamless design).

The overhangs and the front end are kept short, the rear provides the dynamic accent with a sharp rear spoiler. Flush with the outer edge of the body, the 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, together with a pronounced muscular shoulder section, give the EQE an athletic character.

Efficient drive system with range of up to 669 kilometres

The battery in the EQE has a usable energy content of 90.56 kWh, and the range of up to 669 km1 according to WLTP is absolutely suitable for travelling.

Mercedes EQE EV Sedan
All EQE models have an electric drivetrain (eATS) on the rear axle. The electric motors are permanently excited synchronous motors (PSM). With the PSM, the rotor of the AC motor is fitted with permanent magnets and therefore does not need to be supplied with power.

The advantages of this design include high power density, high efficiency and high power constancy. The motor on the rear axle is particularly powerful due to its six-phase design: it has two windings with three phases each.

In the EQE, the lithium-ion battery consists of ten modules and has a usable energy content of 90.56 kWh. The innovative battery management software, developed in-house, allows updates over the air (OTA). In this way, the energy management of the EQE remains up-to-date throughout the life cycle.

In the case of the battery, a major step has been achieved in terms of the sustainability of the cell chemistry: the optimised active material consists of nickel, cobalt and manganese in a ratio of 8:1:1. This reduces the cobalt content to less than ten percent. The continuous optimisation of recyclability is part of Mercedes-Benz’s holistic battery strategy.

Unconventional interior design and high operating convenience

The vent band spans across the entire width at the top and is very slim at the same time. These extreme proportions, create the avant-garde architecture of the cockpit. The outer nozzles feature a turbine design. They play on the theme hyperanalogue through the contrast between high-tech precision mechanics and digital, glass display world.

Mercedes EQE EV Sedan

The latest MBUX generation, recently introduced in the EQS, is also on board the EQE. With adaptive software, the control and display concept completely adapts to its user and makes personalised suggestions for numerous infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions.

With the zero-layer design, the user does not have to scroll through submenus or give voice commands. The most important applications are offered situationally and contextually on the top level in the field of view. In this way the EQE driver is relieved of certain operating steps.

Consistently high performance and multiple accelerations without a drop in power characterise the EQE’s drive philosophy. This includes a sophisticated thermal concept and several variants of energy recovery by means of recuperation in this process, the high-voltage battery is charged by converting the mechanical rotary motion into electrical energy during overrun or braking mode.

The driver can manually select the deceleration in three stages (D+, D, D) as well as the gliding function via shift paddles behind the steering wheel.

Also available: DAuto.  ECO Assist also offers situation-optimised recuperation – deceleration is so strong or weak that it ultimately results in the most efficient driving style. If possible, recuperative deceleration is also used for vehicles detected ahead.

This even occurs until they come to a standstill, for example at traffic lights. The driver does not need to press the brake pedal for this – literally one-pedal driving.

Mercedes EQE EV Sedan

Navigation with Electric Intelligence plans the fastest and most convenient route, based on numerous factors and reacts dynamically to traffic jams or a change in driving style, for example.

This includes a visualisation in the MBUX infotainment system as to whether the available battery capacity is sufficient to return to the starting point without charging.

High noise and vibration comfort, Sound Experiences as a contrast

As a saloon with a boot lid, the EQE’s concept is well equipped to offer a high level of NVH comfort Noise, Vibration, Harshness) into account. Numerous measures contribute to this. In the electric drivetrains (eATS), the magnets are arranged inside the rotors in an NVH-optimised way (known as ‘sheet metal cut’).

In addition, the eATS have a special foam mat all around as an NVH cover. The inverter cover is a sandwich construction. The eATS are double-decoupled from the body via elastomeric bearings.

Highly effective spring/mass components provide continuous sound insulation from the crossmember under the windscreen to the floor of the boot. Acoustic foams are inserted into many carriers during body-in-white construction.

With the Burmester® surround sound system on board, the EQE has the two soundscapes: Silver Waves Vivid Flux and Roaring Pulse. Silver Waves is a sensuous and clean sound. Aimed at EV enthusiasts, Vivid Flux is crystalline, synthetic yet humanly warm. They can be selected or switched off as sound experiences on the central display. The e Roaring Pulse sound experience is reminiscent of powerful machines, and is sonorous and extroverted.

High level of passive and active safety

The principles of Integral Safety, in particular accident safety, apply regardless of the platform. Like all other Mercedes-Benz models, the EQE therefore has a rigid passenger cell, special deformation zones and modern restraint systems with PRE-SAFE®.

Available as standard, the EQE is equipped with the Driving Assistance Plus package that includes but not limited to Active Distance DISTRONIC, Active Stop-and Go Assist, Active Steering Assist with Hands-off warning and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

These numerous assistance systems support the driver as the situation requires, warning the driver if there is a risk of collision and intervening if necessary – for the benefit of all road users

The fact that the EQE is based on an all-electric architecture also opened up new design possibilities for its safety concept. It meant, for example, that a favourable location could be chosen for the installation of the battery, in a crash-protected area in the underbody.

And because there is no large crankcase on board, the behaviour in a frontal crash could be modelled even better.

Mercedes EQE Specifications

Model EQE 350+
Rated Output 215 kW [292 hp]
Rated Torque 565 Nm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 6.4 sec
Top speed 210 km/h
HV battery – usable energy content 90.56 kWh
Electr. Range (WLTP) 587 – 669 km
AC charging time 10%-100% SOC (11kW) 8hours 15 minutes
DC charging time 10%-80% SOC (170kW) 32 min
Kerb weight/payload 2.355 kg/525 kg
Recommended Retail Price (OTR w/o Insurance) with 10% Sales Tax RM 419,888

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